Samsung has introduced a new mid-range smartphone, the Galaxy Trend, for the Indian market. The smartphone is now listed on the Samsung’s India online store for Rs. 8,700. However, there is no word on the availability of the device, with the page providing a ‘Notify Me’ option for consumers.
The Galaxy Trend is also available through online retailers like Flipkart and Snapdeal for a discounted price of Rs. 8,490, quoting roughly 3 business days of delivery time.
The Samsung Galaxy Trend comes with a 4-inch WVGA (480×800) TFT display and is powered by a 1GHz processor (unspecified chipset). It is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) smartphone and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich , (according to the official Samsung India estore) with TouchWiz 4.0 UI on top. The online retailers seem to incorrectly listing the Galaxy Trend as an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean device, though it is possible an upgrade is forthcoming. The device has dimensions 121.5×63.1×10.85mm and weighs 126 grams.
The Galaxy Trend sports a 3-megapixel rear camera with no flash. Some camera features included in the device are single shot, panorama, smile shot, share shot, photo effects, white balance and timer. The device comes with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of inbuilt storage, out of which only 2.05GB is user-accessible. It also supports expandable storage up to 32GB via microSD card. Connectivity features on the device include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, EDGE, GPRS and 3G. There is a 1500mAh battery backing the device which the company claims can deliver up to 8 hours of talktime and up to 350 hours of standby time.
Earlier, it was reported that Samsung India will be launching two sub-Rs. 15,000 smartphones this month, as per a company spokesperson. This is probably the first of the two