Samsung is ready to release its Galaxy Grand Neo smartphone in the Indian market next week. The phone has already started reaching retailers and you will be able to grab it from your nearby brick and mortar store or online.
According to Mumbai-based retailer Mahesh Telecom, the phone has been priced at INR 19,010 (MRP) and will be available for a best buy price of INR 18,190. We are expecting an official announcement next week, probably at the Samsung Forum 2014, which is being held on Feb 18 in Bali.
To remind you, Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo went on sale last month in Netherlands. It features a 5.01-inch WVGA display, 1GB of RAM and 1.2GHz quad-core processor. The phone also comes with 16GB of storage, Android 4.2, 2100 mAh battery and 5MP rear camera.
In addition, Grand Neo GT-I9060 packs VGA front camera, microSD card slot and connectivity options like 3G, Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 LE as well as GPS and Glonass.
The company is assembling the phone in India itself at its Noida facility, where it also assembles other smartphones including Galaxy S4.
India is World’s fastest growing smartphone market
In related news, research firm Gartner is reporting that with a 166.8 percent increase in the fourth quarter of 2013, India exhibited the highest smartphone sales growth among the countries tracked by Gartner. Along with home-grown vendors, Samsung continues to be the key driver in the smartphone uptake in the country.