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Samsung offers an affordable tough smartphone with the Galaxy Active Neo


Three months after the inception of the Galaxy S6 Active, we now have a new wallet-friendly rugged smartphone joining its ranks. The Galaxy Active Neo could be considered sitting between the Galaxy Xcover 3 and the current high-end Galaxy S6 Active.


Launched in Japan, the device carries a 4.5-inch display with a paltry 800 x 480 resolution, suiting its affordable price-tag. At least it runs Android Lollipop out of the box and is ready to resist dust and water, rated at IP67-certified, albeit having an exposed micro-USB port . It can also handle being dropped from 1.5 metres without damaging, helped by the Gorilla Glass 4 toughening the glass.


At the helm of its brains will be a Snapdragon 410 processor and 2GB of RAM, providing just enough for daily tasks (little to no multitasking included). Camera-wise you’ll have an 8-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front sensor, while its storage gets 16GB of expandable storage. Powering this LTE enabled device is a 2200 mAh battery and there are two colours to choose from – Camo White or Solid Black.


Customers will also be entitled to a complimentary 100GB of Microsoft OneDrive storage for 2 years. Available in Japan from early November through the NTT DoCoMo carrier, for approximately $168 (RM 739). If you’re looking to buy this smartphone, there’s no news if the Active Neo will be released globally yet.