Samsung to battle Nokia’s Asha with Android 4.1 powered Galaxy Star

GALAXY Star Duos white

GALAXY Star Duos white

Samsung Galaxy Star got it’s first mention in South Africa at Samsung Africa Forum on March 13th. It then made it’s global debut almost a month later. Indian bloggers are reporting that the 3 inch Galaxy Star is now selling, and the price is good.

Nokia which has a strategy of giving users a smartphone-like experience at sub $100 prices could just get a rude shock when this smartphone actually gets a hold of the market. India is presumed to be Nokia turf, mostly in the low end for entry level devices.

This stand is being challenged hard by low priced Android devices.Galaxy Star is one such device that also does run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the most recent Android version.

See below Galaxy Star specs:

  • 3 inch QVGA TFT LCD
  • 1GHz processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB Internal storage expandable to 32GB via microSD
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz
  • 2MP rear camera
  • EDGE Network
  • Dual SIM always on with SIM card Management Settings
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Wifi
  • Intelligent Motion UI
  • Accelerometer
  • Dimensions: 104.95 x 58 x 11.9 mm
  • Weight: 100.5 g
  • 1200 mAh battery

In my opinion, this is quite a statement with a price of 5,240 Rupees (Kshs 7,928/$94) for a 3 inch device running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 4 GB internal storage and a multi-touch screen. The compromise here is that it’s a 2G phone.