The South Korean Giant, Samsung has unveiled their latest rugged smartphone in Japan. The new Galaxy Active Neo will be available in Japan starting November, via Japan’s largest carrier base NTT DoCoMo for $168 (off contract). The company has not revealed any details on the availability of the smartphone for other markets.
Active Neo flaunts a 4.5-inch 480 x 800 pixels display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection and comes powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz coupled with Adreno 306 GPU. The device has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and microSD card slot for extra space.
On the Camera front, it sports an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2MP front-facing shooter for video calling and selfie clicks. The connectivity options on the device include 4G-LTE, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi, GPS and microUSB port.
The main highlight of the Active Neo is it is IP68 certified that means it is dust and water-resistant up to 1.5 meters and 30 minutes. It has also got MIL-STD-810G certification for salt and sea water, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistance. It can withstand 2 tons of load and survive a drop on concrete from 1.5 meters.
The Galaxy Active Neo looks almost similar to the earlier launched Galaxy S6 Active. The device is durable, sleek, and it appears to sport metal around the edges though it’s possible that could just be polished plastic. The smartphone will also feature the company’s popular Ultra Power Saving Mode, allowing users to have a color display with the apps users choose to use in Samsung’s most power-conserving mode.
The handset will come backed by a 2200mAh battery and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. The device comes in Solid Black and Camo White options and customers buying the Active Neo will also get 100 GB of free OneDrive storage space for two years.