Samsung has introduced the successor to the popular Galaxy S Duos 2 in India, the Galaxy S Duos 3, priced at Rs. 8,150. Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy Star 2
has also gone on sale via company's online store
, priced at Rs. 4,580.
The new Galaxy series smartphone is now listed on the Samsung's India e-store as 'not in stock' without any official word when the handset will be available. The Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 is currently listed in two colours - Grey and White.
The new Galaxy S Duos 3 was recently leaked by a Mumbai-based retailer that had also claimed that the handset was 'in stock' and would be available at a best buy price of Rs. 7,999.
The new Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat with the company's updated TouchWiz Essence UX on top. It features a 4-inch WVGA (480x800 pixels) TFT display and supports dual-SIM (GSM+GSM).
The smartphone is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor clubbed with 512MB of RAM. The Galaxy S Duos 3 includes 4GB inbuilt storage, while there is no word on expandable storage on the official listing.
There is a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, while also houses a VGA front camera. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB, GPRS/ EDGE, and 3G. It is backed by a 1500mAh battery. Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 measures 121.4x62.9x10.8mm and weighs 124 grams.
The Samsung Galaxy Star 2, on the other hand, was earlier listed on the company's e-store as 'not in stock'.
The Samsung Galaxy Star 2 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the-box with the company's TouchWiz Essence UI on top, and supports dual-SIM functionality. Specifications include a 3.5-inch HVGA (320x480 pixels) TFT display; single-core Spreadtrum SC6815A clocked at 1GHz; 512MB of RAM; 2-megapixel fixed focus rear camera; 4GB of inbuilt storage; further expandable up to 32GB via microSD card, and 1300mAh battery.
Samsung is one of the few major smartphone vendors in India that has - without taking note of competition from domestic or global brands such as Micromax, Xolo, HTC or even Xiaomi - consistently been launching smartphones across all price ranges.