The Korean giant, after its success with its new flagship Galaxy S4 elsewhere in the world, is looking to further dive into India’s booming telecommunications market with a low-cost option. However, not everyone is impressed with its value – at Rs11,200, it’s not the cheapest phone going around, particularly with quad-core models now selling for under Rs14,000.
The Samsung Galaxy Fame features a single-core Broadcom BCM21564 SoC processor running at 1GHz and features 512MB of RAM and Android 4.1.2 operating system. The panel is a 3.5-inch/800×480-pixel TFT type with capacitive touchscreen.
Samsung has two versions of this phone – the S6810 and S6812 – the latter featuring dual SIM slots.
The battery is a compact 1300mAh Lithium-ion type, good for up to six hours talk time on 3G networks, according to reports via TechTree.
The phone weighs in at 120grams and includes 4GB of internal storage – a MicroSD card slot can expand that to 64GB. The phone supports video capture but only at VGA (640×480-pixels) at 25 frames per second. This is the usual telltale sign of a single-core smartphone. There’s no word on whether it includes USB On-The-Go (OTG) connectivity.
(Note: there are reports that this phone is a dual-core model – however, in terms of the actual processing, we believe it is a single-core only with a separate graphics core, not a second processing core.)
The phone is on sale now, available from retailers such as FlipKart for as low as Rs10,900.
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