Samsung launched two new mid-segment smartphones in India – both under INR 8,500

samsungSamsung, which already leads the smartphone market in India, with national players like Karbonn and Micromax at its trail – is now offering its devices in local languages for the non-English speaking class of the country. The company on Thursday, had launched two new mid-segment smartphones under its Galaxy series.

Galaxy Star Pro and Galaxy Trend, priced at INR 6,750 and INR 8,260 respectively come pre-loaded with nine Indian languages, including Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil.

Both the handsets offer a 4-inch display screen and a Dual-SIM facility, both GSM. The devices come preloaded with Android 4.0 Jelly Bean OS.

From top end smartphones to the ones that fit at the bottom of the cost pyramid, Samsung seems to be working for all. Under its popular Galaxy series, the company has around 4 smartphones that fit under INR 10K price tag. In September, the company launched Galaxy Trend Duos for around INR 8,500 which did pretty well in the market.

Despite being low budget phones, they offer a decent set of features. Moreover, they send out a clear message to other rival companies that Samsung is not going to give up and is continuously trying to establish a local presence in the Indian smartphone market.

However, there are a few shortcomings with these two smartphones that we think may become a dampener, that is, both the phones come with no front camera and a miniscule 2.0 MP rear camera for Galaxy Star Pro and 3.0 MP rear camera for Galaxy Trend.

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