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With biggies likes Apple wanted users to adopt high-end handsets at the same time players like MTS are coming with ultra low cost Android smartphones. With millions of consumers still new to ‘connected devices'; the coming of MTS Duet could help in penetration of low cost smartphones. If a brand like MTS is coming with a smartphone priced at Rs. 4,799 than players like Samsung are also not far behind in the race. The South Korean giant recently introduced its cheapest Android handset called Galaxy Star. The device is being sold for Rs. 5,240 in the Indian market. The smartphone market under Rs.10 000, is the most crucial, as most consumers are not willing to pay beyond a set amount.
The MTS Duet is a Dual SIM handset with minimalistic frills attached to it. The handset packs a 3.5-inch display with resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. It has a mediocre 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor. In the imaging department, 3MP camera rear camera has been provided. The internal memory is expandable up to 32GB via microSD cards. The MTS Duet supports GSM as well as CDMA networks.
"The latest in our range of smartphones is MTS Duet. The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon S1 processor and runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform. Aimed at tech-savvy youth, it comes bundled with aggressive high speed data and voice plans," as per MTS India Chief Marketing and Sales officer Leonid Musatov. The company has plans to announce few more budget centric handsets in the coming days.
To woo Indian users, the world's largest smartphone maker announces its cheapest ‘connected device' for the Indian market. The Samsung Galaxy Star costs Rs. 5,240 in the market. It boosts of a 3-inch screen , 1GHz single core processor, 512MB of RAM , a 2-mega pixel camera , 4GB of internal memory (expandable storage), and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.