Samsung to Release mid-range Galaxy S5 Neo?

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We’ve been hearing that the South Korean phone maker is aiming to launch a premium Galaxy S5 variant in the summer, but new reports are showing that the alleged Galaxy S5 Prime and the current Galaxy S5 will not be the only members of the Galaxy S5 family.

We already know that the Galaxy Zoom is no longer a part of the Galaxy S5 tribe (Samsung named it Galaxy K Zoom), while some rumors point towards the release of a Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini and maybe even a rugged Galaxy S5 Active. Sammobile informs┬áthat a mid-range Galaxy S5 Neo might be in on the company’s work table.

If Neo rings a bell it’s because the South Korean company already used the name for mid-range variants of their popular products (read Galaxy Note 3 Neo and Gear 2 Neo). The aforementioned publication says that the alleged Galaxy S5 Neo is already in the testing and that it will be codenamed SM-G750.

It’s not the first time we hear about a Samsung handset codenamed SM-G720. When the device made its first appearance in the benchmarks, it was believed that it’s the Galaxy S5 Mini, mostly because it packed a 720 screen. A new listing of the Samsung SM-G750 appeared revealing that the device is packing a 5.1-inch screen. Because the Galaxy S5 Mini wouldn’t be mini anymore with a display this size, a Galaxy S5 Note is more plausible.

Because the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo will be a lower-tier device, it’s hardware platform won’t be as appealing as the one of the standard model. It seems that the Neo model will be underpinned by a quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU and that it will have a 5.1-inch 720p display. We might also see the S5 Neo hitting certain markets with Samsung’s six-core Exynos 5 processor on board.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo

 

  • Gaurav Rawool

    Samsung says their neo handset are mid-budget smartphones but really need to research on what mid-budget really is. Most of their mid-budget smartphones are over budget considering value for money and compared to other brand products.