South Korean handset maker Samsung is tapping blooming Android-powered smartphone market of India. Earlier Samsung has launched 4 Android powered smartphones including one CDMA smartphone of Galaxy series.
Samsung has introduced these new two Galaxy smartphones – Galaxy 3 (i5800) and Galaxy 5(i5500) at a time when BlackBerry services is under scanner for security reasons and tech savvy people are liking to try hands on Android devices. Android is getting momentum in India, $35 tablet with Made-in-India tag is also operated by Android OS.
Recently we reported that Acer brings Android powered beTouch e110 at Rs 8999, now Samsung Android smartphone is also under 10k mark, Samsung Galaxy 5 is estimated to be priced around Rs 9000.
The other smartphone Samsung i5800 Galaxy 3 is priced Rs 12000. Both are loaded with Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair), compared to Android OS 1.5 powered Acer e110. Galaxy 3 is also promised to upgrade to Android 2.2 in coming future. Galaxy 3 is also promised to upgrade to Android 2.2 in coming future. Both have TouchWiz v3.0 touchscreen UI and 3G connectivity.
Comparative specifications of Galaxy 3 and Galaxy 5:
|Galaxy 3||Galaxy 5|
|Price (Rs)||12000 approx||9000 approx|
|Size||113.5x55x12.85 mm||108x56x12.3 mm|
|Network||2G 850/900/1800/1900Mhz3G HSDPA 3.6Mbps 900/2100MHz||2G 850/900/1800/1900Mhz3G HSDPA 7.2Mbps 900/2100MHz|
|OS||Android 2,1||Android 2,1|
|Display||3.2” QVGA LCD||2.8” QVGA LCD|
|Camera||3.2MP autofocus, digital zoomPresetted shot||2MP FF|
|Video||DivX/Xvid, WMV, H.263/264 MPEG video player & record 320 x240 fps @15fps||MPEG, H.263/264|
|Audio||MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AMR, OGG,MIDI. FM Radio with RDS, 3.5”mm jack||MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+,FM Radio with RDS, 3.5”mm jack|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth v3.0, USB v2.0, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, AllShareTM||Bluetooth v2.1, USB v2.0, WiFi 802.11b/g, AllShareTM|
|Other features||Social Hub, Google Services, Android Market, AGPS, Touch Wiz 3.0 user interface, Augmented Reality with Layar Reality Browser, Ambient Light Sensor, Accelometer||Social Hub, Google Services, Android Market, AGPS, Touch Wiz 3.0 user interface, Augmented Reality with Layar Reality Browser|
|Memory||170MB, MicroSD upto 32GB||170MB, MicroSD upto 16 GB|
|Battery||Li-Ion 1500mAh||Li-Ion 1200mAh|
Samsung’s Galaxy series Android powered handsets- Timeline in India :
Tata Docomo Introduces Samsung Galaxy at Rs 28,990 – September 23rd, 2009
Samsung Intros Galaxy Spica the Android 3G Smartphone at Rs.15k – February 9th, 2010
Samsung Launches Two New SmartPhone Wave and Galaxy S In India – June 16th, 2010
Reliance Mobile Launches Android CDMA Smartphone Samsung Galaxy i899 – July 8th, 2010