When we first revealed the existence of the Galaxy Grand
Lite Neo, we had been told by our insiders that the device would be launched sometime in the fifth week of 2014, and it seems that schedule has been followed by at least one retailer. The folks over at GSMInfo stumbled upon the phone’s listing on a Dutch retailer’s website, and upon further inquiry found out that the device is indeed in stock and would be delivered within a day or two. It’s priced at EUR 260 ($355), which is noticeably steep but thankfully lower than the recently rumored price of EUR 299.
The Galaxy Grand Neo sports a 5-inch WVGA (480×800) display, 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 5-megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage expandable via microSD slot, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, HSPA+ (21mbps), Wi-Fi Direct, micro USB, GPS (with GLONASS support) connectivity, and a 2,100 mAh battery. Those are specs that simply do not warrant the EUR 260 price tag in this day and age, so hopefully Samsung will price it sensibly whenever it brings the device to other markets.
Update: It seems the Galaxy Grand Lite, or the Galaxy Grand Neo as is its actual name, wasn’t worthy of even an announcement on Samsung’s blog, as the company has officially listed the device on its website quietly and without any fanfare. Well, at least that confirms the device really is on sale now.