The Samsung Galaxy series Active Neo running on Android Lollipop and a bunch of mid-range features, has been launched for fans of rugged devices. It’s supposed to be able to survive all kinds of roughhousing, boasting of MIL-STD-810G certification for when it’s being battered by salt water, rain, humidity, dust, vibration, solar radiation or transportation and thermal shock.
Flaunting the ability to be unshaken by dust and water via its IP68 ratification, the Samsung Galaxy Active Neo is one tough handset. Being marketed as an affordable phone, the specifications seem a bit underwhelming. But hey, who wants to test their $649 device with premium specs against the natural elements? For about $165, you get a 64-bit 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 410 processor inside.
The graphics are handled by the Adreno 306 GPU. 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory can be found under the hood. Because you’re likely to fall short of hoarding space, the Samsung Galaxy Ace Neo even has a microSD card slot for adding up 128GB of extra room. Android 5.1 Lollipop powers it along with a 2200mAh battery. The front is taken up by a 4.5-inch screen and a 2MP camera, while an 8MP lens is on the back panel.
Key specifications at a glance:
– 4.5-inch, 800 × 480p display
– 64-bit 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 410 chip
– Adreno 306 graphics
– Android v5.1 Lollipop OS
– 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory
– MicroSD card slot for 128GB expandability
– 8MP and 2MP cameras
– 133 × 70 × 10.1 millimeters
– 154 grams
– 2200mAh battery
– 4G LTE, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi, GPS
The Samsung Galaxy Active Neo is expected to be sold exclusively in Japan via mobile operator NTT DoCoMo. It will be made available sometime in early November for 20000 Yen or approximately Rs 10800. According to G4Games, it will be shipped in two color options of white and black.