South Korean smartphone giant Samsung never opts to leave any price segment without its device. What if Samsung Galaxy S4 didn't work in the market? Samsung sees immense potential in the mid-range handset market, and will likely to launch more phones in this very segment in the coming months. To start with Samsung has just unveiled the Galaxy Win Pro in China.
Still to be formally announced by the company, Galaxy Win Pro is a sequel to Galaxy Win, an affordable mid-range quad-core phone with a 4.5-inch qHD display. Remember the Galaxy Grand Quattro: it's the same phone known as the Galaxy Win in China. Reportedly, the sequel to the Galaxy Grand Quattro had been in works for quite some time now.
Samsung Galaxy Win or Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro was a hit in India because it was equipped with 1.2GHz Quad Core Processor and that was available at the an affordable price of Rs. 15,000.
Now its successor Samsung Galaxy Pro also shares most the specifications with Grand Quattro but still a lot of evident changes have been made.
The Galaxy Win Pro (or the Galaxy Grand Quattro 2) features a 4.5-inch qHD display having a resolution of 960 x 450 pixels. Basically, the screen size has been reduced with the increased qHD resolution (which was WVGA is case of Samsung Galaxy Win or Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro).
The handset is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, but it is based on the architecture of Cortex A5 (and this architecture has gone really obsolete). So, the performance may not markup to your expectations. There's a 5MP rear - facing camera with LED Flash. No word on the front-facing camera as of now. Further, the battery strength has been increased to 2100 mAh (which may be required due to increased screen resolution).
As far as internal storage is concerned then nothing has been mentioned specifically about it, but we will expect it be same as the Samsung Galaxy Win which is 8GB and then memory allocated to RAM is 1GB.
Don't be surprised to see a dual SIM variant of the Galaxy Win Pro. Further, the phone will most likely to support the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean from day one.
Yes, the Samsung Galaxy Win Pro is coming to China any time soon. However, Samsung is yet to update on the formal release of the handset alongside the retail price. With the Galaxy Win Pro coming soon, Samsung will definitely try to notch market share from players, like Huawei, ZTE, Oppo in China.
Samsung Galaxy Win Pro - What has Changed?
The original Galaxy Grand Quattro is still doing very well in many Asian countries including India. Despite some major specifications flaw, the Galaxy Grand Quattro is unreliably a fine phone in the mid range segment. The handset comes with a 4.7-inch TFT display having a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.
This Dual SIM phone is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory which can be further expanded via a microSD card slot. Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. There's a 5MP rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash. The back camera is also capable of recording video in 720p HD format. Also add a VGA quality front facing camera. The makers have added a 2000mAh battery.
The sequel to Galaxy Grand Quattro is not exactly what consumers were waiting to see. Samsung could have added a better display and an 8MP camera. Nevertheless, Indian consumers would surely like preference to Samsung made device over a product from domestic player.
In the past few days Samsung has launched new low-to-mid range handsets in India to maintain its market share. In the coming days, Samsung could launch the Galaxy Grand 2 and Galaxy Core 2 in India. Let's have a closer look!
Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2
Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 comes with a a 4-inch display having a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The handset also features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor coupled with 768MB RAM and 4GB of internal memory (expandable storage supported). Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. There's a 5MP rear-facing camera on the back. The makers have added a 1,500mAh battery inside. The handset also features dual SIM functionality. Moreover, the Galaxy S Duos 2 supports the following regional languages: Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Assamese, Marathi and Gujarati. The phone is now available in India at Rs.10,990 in two colors.
Samsung Galaxy Trend
The Galaxy Trend has a 4.0-inch WVGA display having resolution of 480×800 pixels. The device is powered by a 1GHz Single Core processor coupled with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal memory (expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card slot).
There's a 3MP rear facing camera too on the back without LED Flash. Unfortunately, Samsung hasn't provided a front facing camera. This Dual SIM supported phone comes with a 1500mAh battery fitted inside. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. Other connectivity features include: 3G, 2G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and A-GPS, among others. The phone will be available in three sizzling colors: Black, White and Red. Samsung Galaxy Trend is priced at Rs. 8,290. The phone also supports regional languages.
Samsung Galaxy Star Pro
The Samsung Galaxy Star Pro comes with a 4-inch WVGA display having resolution of 480x800 pixels. Under the hood, the device used a 1GHz Cortex-A5 processor coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of ROM (expandable up to 32GB via a micrSD card slot). There's a 2-megapixel rear camera without LED. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. The makers have added a 1500mAh battery. Other connectivity features include: Dual SIM, Wi-Fi, 2G connectivity and A-GPS, among others. The Galaxy Star Pro is now available at Rs. 6,750.
Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
The Galaxy Grand 2 is already listed on Homeshop18 under forthcoming handsets. The Galaxy Grand 2 incorporates a 5.25-inch 16:9 TFT display having a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The phone features a 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1.5GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card slot.
The handset has an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash. The rear-facing camera is capable of recording videos in Full HD 1080p format, whereas a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera records video in HD. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box with Samsung's own customized UI.
Samsung has included tons of home grown apps with the device: ChatON, Samsung Hub, S Health, Group Play, S Travel, S Translator, Samsung Link, and Story Album). The makers have added a 2600mAh battery fitted inside gives up to 17 hours of talk time and 10 hours of non-stop music play.
Samsung Galaxy Core Plus
The Galaxy Core Plus features a 4.3-inch display having a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The phone comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. Its predecessor had a 1GB of RAM under the hood, whereas the Galaxy Core Plus comes with 768MB of RAM. Moreover, the phone now has 4GB of ROM vs. 8GB fitted inside the original Galaxy Core. The Galaxy Core Plus runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean mobile OS. As of now, the Galaxy Core Plus is available in Taiwan with no Indian release date planned.