News by admin on Thursday July 30, 2015.
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While Samsung's high end smartphones like the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 occupy all the headlines, the company is the largest handset vendor in the world simply because it sells many other devices besides. Just like the Galaxy S5 Neo, a new handset that has accidently leaked on a Dutch retailer's website, following the device being benchmarked and certified for Wi-Fi a few weeks back.Sure, this is an offshoot of Samsung's former flagship range, but it is the company's willingness to make so many variants that has got it the top spot, and while we could argue market saturation and that this is a rehash, it is a business model that has worked in the past. The S5 Neo is actually a step down from the flagship proper and seems to be offering the consumers a mid-range experience while still having the Galaxy S5 name. The device will come with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen with Full HD 1080p resolution, a drop below the Quad HD S6, but still flagship quality. A 64-bit Exynos 7580 chip purrs under the hood, with 2GB of RAM. Elsewhere there is 16GB of native storage, thankfully a micro SD card slot, a 16MP rear camera, a 5MP front facing lens, 2800 mAh battery, and Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. The price comes in at $468, which not really bad at all considering this is essentially Samsung's 2014 flagship updated for 2015. However, in a market when the likes of Motorola and OnePlus have set the affordable/flagship bar this week, we can't help but think that the Galaxy S5 Neo is a bit stale.