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Samsung unveils Galaxy Pocket Neo & Galaxy Star Android smartphones

Samsung has added two new handsets to its Galaxy portfolio and it seems fitting that one of them be called… Star (while the other one bore the more boring moniker of Pocket Neo).

As expected, they share a number of features; they both have Dual SIM connectivity, run Android 4.1 with Touchwiz user interface on top, 4GB of onboard storage with a microSD card slot, a 3in 320 x 480 pixel display, a 2-megapixel rear camera, FM radio with recording and RDS, 512MB RAM, a 1,200mAh battery, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 plus Glonass.

Both share almost the same dimensions (to a fraction of a millimetre) and both weigh just over 100g. The only big difference is the application processor. The Pocket Neo offers a (single core) SoC clocked at 850MHz which supports HSUPA while the Star has a 1GHz SoC but no support for HSUPA.

Both of them are expected to be launched in the first half of the year for around £150 SIM free and will complement the existing range of entry level Galaxy smartphones.

You can check out our reviews of the Galaxy Fit and the Galaxy Portal both of which are entry level handsets. The cheapest Galaxy handset on the market is the Galaxy Y which costs £110 on a two-year contract with 250 minutes, 5,000 texts and 500MB data.

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