Samsung Galaxy Star, Galaxy Pocket Neo entry-level smartphones announced

We had earlier reported about Samsung working on two entry-level phones called the Galaxy Star and the Galaxy Pocket Neo, but there wasn’t any word on a launch date. The South Korean company has today officially announced the two devices.

In terms of specifications, the Dual-SIM Galaxy Star sports a 3-inch QVGA TFT LCD display and is powered by a 1GHz processor and 512MB RAM. The phone also includes features like a 2-megapixel rear camera, 4GB of internal storage which is expandable using the microSD card slot to up to 32GB, connectivity options like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 and a 1,200mAH battery. On the software side of things, the Galaxy Star runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean wrapped under Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.

The Dual-SIM Galaxy Pocket Neo too runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and sports a 3-inch QVGA TFT LCD display. It is powered by an 850MHz processor and 512MB RAM and includes features like a 2-megapixel rear camera, 4GB of internal storage which is expandable using the microSD card slot to up to 32GB, connectivity options like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 and a 1,200mAH battery.

Samsung hasn’t yet mentioned any price for the phones or the markets where these will be launched but judging from the specs, we reckon these would be priced around $100 and would be launched in markets like India, where it would compete with cheap Android smartphones from local players.