Samsung Smartphone Market Share Rises
Models pose for photographers with Samsung's latest flagship smartphone - the Galaxy smartphone - during its launch event at the company's headquarters in Seoul April 25, 2013. (Credit: Reuters)

Samsung has reportedly launched a new handset ― Galaxy Grand Neo Plus ― in India.

Mumbai-based smartphone vendor Mahesh Telecom (via Facebook) has confirmed that the new Galaxy Grand Neo variant has been launched in India and is available in their store for ₹11,700.

The new Samsung Grand model sports 5.0-inch WVGA screen and ships with Android 4.4 KitKat OS.

Under the hood, it houses 1.2GHz quad-core SoC (System on Chip), 1GB RAM, 8GB inbuilt memory (expandable up to 64GB) and a 2,100mAh battery.


Going by the specifications and its price tag, Samsung will find it hard to convince users to put their hard-earned money on Galaxy Grand Neo Plus because Indian market has become highly competitive with the entry of Xiaomi and Motorola. They offer popular devices Redmi 1S, Redmi Note 4 and Moto G phones with superior specifications for less or the same price tag.

Local players like Micromax, Lava and Karbonn Mobiles too are aggressive in this segment offering feature-rich devices for less than ₹10,000.

Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus:

Model Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus (I9060i)
Display 5.0-inch WVGA screen with 480x800p resolutions
OS Android 4.4 KitKat OS
Processor 1. 2 GHz Quad-core CPU
Storage capacity 8GB, expandable up to 64GB
Camera Main: 8.0-megapixel cameraFront:2.0-megapixel camera
Battery 2100 mAh
Network 3G
Add-ons Smart dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, microSD card, micro-USB port,
Dimensions 143.7×77.1×9.5 mm
Price ₹11,700/-