Samsung is still the top ranked handset manufacturer, but it's losing market share to the so-called "emerging" Chinese markers. In fact, Samsung is even losing market share to cheaper phones, which are priced as low as Rs. 4,000. This has trigged speculation that Samsung may be eyeing to change its tried and tested strategy.
Thus, today the company has launched three budget Android-based smartphones onto Indian market. The Samsung Galaxy Star 2, Galaxy Star Advance and Galaxy Ace NXT are now officially available in India.
Samsung Galaxy Star 2 is priced at Rs. 5,100, and is available in Black and White color options. The Galaxy Star Advance and Galaxy Ace NXT are priced at Rs. 7,400 respectively. The latter handsets are available in Black and While color variants.
All three Android 4.4 KitKat smartphones are priced under Rs. 10,000 price slab. Samsung will offer up to 200 MB per month of data for Vodafone users for the first six months.
Samsung Galaxy Star 2 sports a 3.5-inch display. It also features a 2MP rear-facing camera. This very phone support 2G connectivity, plus it also has Wi-Fi access. The company is throwing free access to premium games from Gameloft.
The Galaxy Star Advance, on the other hand, features a 4.3-inch WVGA display having a resolution of 480×800 pixels. It is powered by a 1.2GHz unspecified chipset, paired with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of on-board storage (a microSD card also included). The makers have added an 1800mAh battery inside. There's a 3MP rear-facing camera with LED Flash. No update on a front-facing shooter, though.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace NXT is an entry level handset with a 4-inch display. It is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, a 3MP rear-camera and a 1500mAh battery inside.
Galaxy Star 2, Galaxy Star Advance, and Galaxy Ace NXT support 12 Indian languages including Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Guajarati, Punjabi, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, and Assamese.
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