Samsung Galaxy Star Pro with Android 4.1 launched for Rs 6,989
Samsung has quietly launched a budget dual-sim smartphone, the Galaxy Star Pro for Rs 6,989 which will be rivaling the budget smartphones from Micromax and Karbonn. It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and has a 4 inch screen which are quite good features considering the price point. It has been launched on Snapdeal
New Delhi: From 6 inch plus gigantic screens to sub 4 inch screens, Samsung needs it all in its portfolio. This is the reason why the company is out with its yet another entry level Samsung Galaxy device. The 4 inch low cost smartphone will lock horns with Indian rivals like Karbonn and Micromax etc.
There has been no ceremonious announcement but the all new Galaxy Star Pro S7262 has been found with a ‘For Sale’ tag on online retail store flipkart for Rs 6,989. It is Samsung’s second under Rs 10,000 launch in the last couple of months. Galaxy Trend Duos was the earlier launch. We have listed out the key specifications of the device for you.
. Display- 4-inch WVGA display (480×800 pixels)
.Operating System-Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
.Chipset,Processor and RAM- 1GHz single-core cortex A5 processor along with 512MB of RAM
.Memory- 4GB internal memory which can be extended up to 32GB via microSD card
. Camera- 2-megapixel rear camera with video feature. However, there is no front facing camera
. Connectivity- Dual SIM (2G+2G), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
. Sensors- Accelerometer
. Battery- 1500 mAH battery to give up to 15 hours of talktime and up to 370 hours of standby time
. Other features- Applications like ChatON, mFluent IM, and ActiveSync for instant messaging and other needs
Of course, the lack of front camera and 3G functionality pinches a bit but all this is taken care considering the price point. At this price, the phone will pose serious challenge to its counterparts from rival houses, especially Micromax. Samsung currently holds 26 percent share in the Indian smartphone market and has targets to increase this share to another 6-7 percentage points over the next 12 months. Hence, it is important for the company to tap the bottom of the pyramid with more rigor. We believe this launch will help in doing so.