It might have been a bit late off the mark, but Samsung will soon have 4G devices covering all price ranges. The company on Monday announced three new 4G smartphones starting from Rs 9,990. With this the company will have 4G devices in all price ranges up to the flagship Samsung Galaxy Note Edge range.
Of the new 4G smartphones, the Galaxy J1 will take on the Xiaomi Redmi Note, Yu Yureka and the Lenovo A6000, all of which are already available in the market. But when all the phones launch in the second week of March, Samsung will be the only company to have 4G devices across all price ranges in India.
However, Vice President (marketing, mobile and IT) Asim Warsi refused to divulge the price points of the other two devices. He said Samsung will continue to rollout 4G devices in the Indian markets. The new phones will have features created with the Indian users in mind like dual SIM and download booster where the phone will supplement data speeds by connecting to the Wi-Fi as well. The phones will be compatible with all 4G bands in India and capable of download speeds of up to 150Mbps.
Warsi said 4G will trigger the next wave of growth for the smartphones segment and Samsung is fully prepared for this era. He said Samsung will continue to bring 2G, 3G devices too as all these segments will coexist for some time to come.
The Samsung Galaxy J1 4G smartphone sports a 4.3-inch WVGA (480 x 800 pixels) PLS TFT display along with a 5MP A/F rear camera with LED flash and a 2MP front camera. Running on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, it runs on 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 768MB RAM and 4GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 128GB. The device supports 4G, 3G and 2G connectivity and is powered by a 1,850 mAh battery.
The Galaxy Grand Prime 4G features a 5-inch TFT display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels along with an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front camera. Running Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS, the device runs on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 64GB. It is powered by a 2600mAh battery.
The Galaxy Core Prime 4G sports a 4.5-inch WVGA (480 x 800) PLS TFT display along with a 5MP A/F rear camera with LED flash and a 2MP front camera. Running on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, it runs on 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 64GB. Powered by a 2000mAh battery, it offers dual-SIM connectivity.
On the other hand, the Galaxy A7 priced at Rs 30,499 offers a 5.5-inch Full-HD (1080x1920p) Super AMOLED display. The device sports a metal frame and runs on a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 64GB. Running Android 4.4 KitKat OS, it comes with a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera. Powered by a 2,600mAh battery, it offers 4G, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and GPS.