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The year 2013 has been a great year for the South Korean titan Samsung. Business is going great and brand Samsung has touched greater heights. Amusing but poignant point here is that Samsung failed to launch an earth shaking mid-range handset in the market. Yes, we know how dumb the Galaxy S4 Mini was.
Meanwhile, Apple pretended to launch a mid-range iPhone 5C, but that really wasn't an affordable phone. Until now Samsung made more noise by launching the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3, but in the coming days expect the Galaxy Gear maker to address consumers pleads.
The street is abuzz with rumors of Samsung getting ready to announce a mid-range handset in China. Blog of Mobile reports that Samsung is rather targeting Chinese market with the launch of Samsung SM-G7106. The said phone is rumored to go on sale in China first, followed by global launch. The internal specifications of Samsung SM-G7106 recently emerged over at TENAA, an equivalent to American FCC.
The Samsung SM-G7106 would have a large 5.25-inch LCD display having a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Going the screen size, the phone might be placed between the Galaxy S4 Mini and Galaxy Mega 5.8.
Under the phone, it would pack a 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1.5GB RAM and unknown internal memory size. The purported phone would also bring an 8-megapixel camera shooter and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera for long video chat. Reportedly, the phone will run Google's Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box. It will also feature Dual SIM functionality too.
As of now nothing can be said whether the Samsung SM-G7106 ever comes to India. For Samsung, India is as important market as China--so without any confusion one should be optimistic to see the device launching in India later this year or early next year.
If you get into the internal specifications of Samsung SM-G7106; it seemed that Samsung would have thought to replace this particular handset with company's bestselling Galaxy S3. Naturally, the Galaxy S3 appears to be aged in comparison to other mid-range handsets in its class. Still, there is a feeling in the air that Samsung would not make an attempt to discontinue Galaxy S3 immediately. Later this month, Samsung will release the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S3 users residing in India.
With the upcoming release of Samsung SM-G7106, one thing is clear that Samsung will try to launch more mid-range handsets in the emerging nations to strengthen its market share. The biggest challenge in front of Samsung is to announce more low and mid range handsets in a country like India, where the dominance of domestic (Micromax, Xolo and Intex) and Chinese players (Lenovo, ZTE and Gionee) have seen an unprecedented growth.
Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!