Samsung has unveiled a rugged smartphone, named as the Galaxy Active Neo. The Galaxy Active Neo will be available in Japan starting early November, via local mobile operator NTT DoCoMo, for JPY 20,000 or approximately Rs 10,872. The handset comes in white and black colors.
The Samsung Galaxy Active Neo is IP68 certified and thus is resistant to dust and water (up to 1.5 meter for maximum period of 30 minutes). It also comes with MIL-STD-810G certification for salt and sea water, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistance. Samsung also claims that the handset can bear two tons of load and can handle a drop on a concrete floor from a height of up to 1.5 meters without getting any damage.
The Galaxy Active Neo features a 4.5-inch WVGA (800Ã—480 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core (Snapdragon 410 chipset) processor which is paired with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 306 GPU. The handset runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system.
The Galaxy Active Neo sports an 8-megapixel rear rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera for video calling. It comes with 16 GB of internal storage with is further expandable up-to 128 GB via a micro SD card and backed by a 2,200 mAh battery. It also comes with Ultra Power Saving Mode. On the connectivity front, Galaxy Active Neo offers 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and NFC. The handset measures 133 x 70 x 10.1 mm and weighs 154 grams.