Those of you secretly hoping Samsung’s branding scheme for the Galaxy mobile device line will start making sense after CES and MWC 2014 are bound to get a serious blow today, as the rumored Grand Lite is reportedly to carry the Grand Neo alias in the end.
The huge-but-modest handheld was initially tipped as just a piece of a grander (pun intended) low-end “Lite” puzzle, also including gizmos such as the Note 3 Lite and Tab 3 Lite. However, for some reason, Sammy had a change of heart and again decided to complicate things.
But why christen the bad boy Galaxy Grand Neo? Presumably, because the Koreans have quite the high hopes for the Note 3 Lite and Tab 3 Lite, and not awfully solid expectations from this 5-incher. Hence, a “neutral” moniker is probably best.
Following an FCC visit and several unofficial spills of information, we’re pretty confident the Grand Neo holds no big secrets and is destined for an MWC formal intro in February, followed by a commercial launch in March.
Though a Galaxy Grand 2 is out and about already, the Neo should actually share more common points with the original Grand, announced back in December 2012. The spacious panel is to sport sub-par WVGA resolution, there will be a quad-core 1.2 GHz CPU running the hardware show, Android 4.3 on the software side of things, 1 GB RAM, dual-SIM support and a 5 MP rear-facing camera.
Don’t know about the “Neo”, but the “Grand” nickname sounds like a stretch.
Via [Sammy Hub]