Samsung has announced one of the mid-range phones in India; previously there have been rumors. But now, Samsung has now launched a phone by the name of Galaxy Grand Duos. The phone has a dual-SIMs option and is updated by Android 4.1.2 version.
The phone's screen is might 5-inch, but, one might not enjoy the benefits of such a large screen as it doesn't play videos neither 1080p nor 720p quality. It plays only old-fashioned 480 x 800 quality videos, which is quite a big drawback of the phone. Other features of the phone include a 1.2GHz process, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage, eight mega pixel rear camera and 2 mega pixel front camera.
The phone costs Rs 21000 or $420 which is really high with respect to phones having these features, such as Nexus 4 which costs only $299. The above stated drawbacks make the price of the phone look even higher.
Samsung announced new series of feature phones and India Market will be the one of the first markets to get them. Starting with the top-end REX 90 model, the phone comes with a 3.5-inch 320×480 capacitive touchscreen display, Smart Dual-SIM with hot swap, TouchWiz UI, social networking support, 3.2MP camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 1000mAh battery with 15 hours of talk time.
The REX 80 sports a smaller 3-inch display with 320×240 resolution support, Smart Dual SIM support, 3MP camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 1000mAh battery.
REX 70 is similar to the REX 80 but drops Wi-Fi and lowers camera resolution to 2MP. Additionally, the phone features Smart Dual-SIM with true swap support.
REX 60 is the entry-level handset with 2.8-inch resistive touchscreen display (320×240), Smart Dual SIM, 1.3MP camera, Bluetooth and 1000mAh battery.
While Nokia Asha full-touch phones come with 40 free EA games, Samsung's REX series get 10 Gameloft games as well as popular IM services like Gtalk, Yahoo Messenger among others.
The prices for these devices start at INR4,280 ($79) for the REX 60 and go up to INR6,490 for the REX 90 ($120).
The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is slated to be released in India on the first week of May following a week-ahead release in the UK. Other markets will also get the Galaxy S 4 around the time that India will. Furthermore, it will get the Exynos 5 Octa version, which will only have 3G connectivity on its first release on May and the LTE-enable version will said to be available in the country on the second half of the year.
There is no information about the exact date of release but information about the pricing showed that the S 4 is said to cost around Rs. 40-45k and could be even more affordable when purchased with a plan or a contract. Two of the carriers who will surely sell the new handset are Vodafone and Airtel. Keep checking these carriers' websites for details about pre-order and pre-registration.
The wait is finally over for the Galaxy S2 owners in India. Samsung has finally started rolling out the Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) update for the Samsung Galaxy S2 users. The Galaxy S2 got the ICS update in India in May 2012, and the Jelly Bean started rolling out back in January starting from Spain. The Samsung Galaxy Note got the Jelly Bean update in India last month..
The update is rolling out over-the-air, but if for some reason you're yet to receive a prompt message to download and install it you should check for it through Samsung Kies.
Samsung announced the list of devices that would get the Android Jelly Bean update back in back in September 2012.Hope Samsung rolls out the Android 4.1.2 update for the remaining devices in India soon.
The Galaxy S2 is likely to never get Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, meaning the 4.1.2 update will be the last major one to hit the 4.3-incher. There should also be a 4.2.2 bump in the not so distant future, but that's nowhere near the magnitude of the 4.1 tweak.
You heard that right, Samsung Galaxy S4 coming to India on April 25; price around Rs 40,000 or $730 USD, quite expensive.
Unveiled on March 14, the Galaxy S4 has a 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 441 ppi. The Galaxy S4's screen is 56 per cent larger than the iPhone's. It weighs 130g and is 7.9 mm thick; it's slimmer than its predecessor.
Other features are the same as on the Snapdragon variant, including a Full HD panel, 2 gigs of RAM, a 13 MP cam, a 2,600 mAh battery and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean + TouchWiz.
The phone has an internal memory of 16GB, which can be expanded up to 64GB, and has 2GB RAM. Powered by a 2600 mAh battery, its battery is 20% larger than that of the Galaxy S III.
Those who are in, will you buy one at this price?
Samsung has started sending out invites to the press for the Galaxy S4 launch in the Indian market. Samsung will unveil their Galaxy S flagship device on April 26, Friday with sales starting within the next few days.
Galaxy S4 has an internal memory of 16GB, which can be expanded up to 64GB, and has 2GB RAM. Powered by a 2600 mAh battery, its battery is 20 per cent larger than that of the S III. Running Android 4.2.2 OS, the Galaxy S4 has a 13 megapixel auto focus camera with flash and zero shutter lag. It has a 2 megapixel front camera with Full HD recording @30fps with zero shutter lag.
Its dual camera feature lets you shoot with the front and rear cameras simultaneously. When capturing moments, users can choose from a variety of frame effects which blend the two pictures naturally and also adjust the size of the small picture inside the big one. Users can select 8 different ways to combine the two photos taken by the front camera and the rear camera.
Samsung is rumoured to price the Galaxy S4 competitively around the Rs. 40,000 mark to take on HTC's One that will go on sale at around the same time.
Samsung has announced the Galaxy S4 in India. The flagship Samsung Galaxy S device will be available in India from tomorrow at a price tag of Rs. 41,500 with color choices of black or white.
The Galaxy S4 features a stunning 5″ Full HD Super AMOLED display panel, an Exynos 5 Octa (8-Core) CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, a Tri-Core PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU, (or a Quad-Core Snapdragon 600 CPU clocked at 1.9GHz and Adreno 320 GPU, depending on the market) and 2GB of RAM. The device has a 13MP camera which capable of shooting up to Full HD 1080p videos at 30FPS and a 2.1MP front facing camera which is capable of shooting up to Full HD 1080p videos, as well.
Vodafone has also teamed up with Samsung to bring the ‘All-in-one' plan with the Galaxy S4 that will give users up to 3000 local and STD minutes, up to 750 local SMSes, unlimited internet for Rs. 1,000 per month.
The new ultra-sleek Samsung GALAXY Alpha redefines smartphone design. It's slim at a mere 6.7mm, styled from metal and beautifully curved at its edges for durability. Packed with flagship features such as an enhanced camera and a fingerprint scanner, it's the perfect balance of form and function.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha is powered by an Exynos 5 Octa 5430 processor (1.8GHz quad-core Cortex A51 + 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex A7) paired with 2GB of RAM. Also featured are 12-megapixel rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, 32GB internal storage and a 1,860mAh battery with ultra power-saving mode.
The Galaxy Alpha will be available in black, white, and gold starting next week. Due to a decision taken by Samsung India recently, the Galaxy Alpha, along with the upcoming Galaxy Note 4, will only be sold through offline retailers.
Nokia has proved its resilience by being voted one of the most respected brands in India. As much as it has not been able to receive such accolades worldwide, this is an important milestone considering the turbulence it has experienced in recent years.
In India, users seem to adore its latest devices if a new report indicating that it has surpassed its competitors including Sony and Samsung is anything to go by. Retaining a strong position in emerging markets is good to the company right now.
Nokia became profitable again during the last quarter of 2012 after a long period of losses. Now that the holiday season has ended, it remains to be seen if the manufacturer will be able to maintain this performance. This will be ascertained at the end of the first quarter of 2013.