Samsung Silently Rolls Out Galaxy Trend with Android 4.0 for Rs. 8,700

    As a contrast to its loud, flashy product launches over the last few weeks, Samsung has now quietly started rolling out its "Galaxy Trend" smartphone. The company first listed the handset on the Samsung India e-store for Rs. 8,700. Online retailers like SnapDeal and Flipkart have priced it for Rs. 8,700, with a promise to deliver the product in 3 days.

    Samsung Silently Rolls Out Galaxy Trend with Android 4.0 for Rs. 8,700


    The handset uses a 4-inch WVGA (480x800) TFT display. It is powered by a 1GHz processor and there's been no mention of the name or make of the chipset. It uses 512MB of RAM for multitasking. For internal storage, there's 4GB, but only 2.05GB is user-accessible. The phone comes with dual-SIM capability (GSM+GSM). The device has dimensions 121.5x63.1x10.85 mm, and with a weight of 126 grams.

    For imaging, the Galaxy Trend uses a 3-megapixel rear camera without flash. It also supports expandable storage up to 32GB via microSD card. You'll find all the usual connectivity features, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, EDGE, GPRS and 3G.

    For battery, you will find a 1500mAh battery unit. Samsung claims that it can deliver up to 8 hours of talktime and up to 350 hours of standby time, for more information on that, watch this space for our upcoming review. As for its OS, Samsung says that the handset comes pre-loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with TouchWiz 4.0 UI. However, retailers have mentioned that the device uses Android (Jelly Bean) OS, which is most probably wrong. However, we are certain that users will be able to upgrade the OS to Jelly Bean eventually.

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    Galaxy Trend Rivals

    Packing a more powerful 1.2 GHz processor, PowerVR GPU and 1GB of RAM, the Q800 offers more muscle than Samsung's new phone. It even packs a better 8MP camera, a bigger 4.5 inch screen and a newer Android OS (Jelly Bean). It has all the potential to hurt the Galaxy Trend's sales performance in the coming days. However, since Samsung has a better reputation than Xolo in India, the South Korean electronics giant has its own advantages.

    Price : Rs. 9700

    Galaxy Trend Rivals

    The 520 packs a better processor than the Galaxy Trend, a peppy I GHz Snapdragon S4 that manages to keep things slick and swift on this Windows 8 phone. It has a better camera at 5MP and even features HD video recording. But then, it comes down to the user's preference of OS in the end, Android or Windows 8 Phone. Still, the 520 has been selling very well in India owing to its perfect pricing.

    Buy at Rs. 8690



    Galaxy Trend Rivals

    This phone from Micromax offers a better design, has a larger and more abundant screen. It offers far better imaging with its 8MP rear camera and 0.3mp front camera, so yes, it's a viable option of those video calls.

    Buy At Rs. 9,190

    Galaxy Trend Rivals

    When it comes to choosing between Xperia E and the Galaxy Trend, it will be just matter of brand preference. Both phones offer similar specifications and price points, with the Xperia E being some what cheaper. However, Sony's contender comes pre-loaded with Jelly Bean, giving it a slight advantage. Also, the Xperia might find some fans owing to its wonderful Walkman App.

    Buy At Rs.7790

    Galaxy Trend Rivals

    The Galaxy trend might just cannibalize the sales of its older sibling, the Galaxy S Duos. While the S Duos has a better camera (5MP), the Galaxy Trend is cheaper by about a thousand rupees.


    Buy at Rs. 9,699

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