The smartphone will hit the market for Rs. 9750. This would be the 4th CDMA Android smartphone officially available in Indian market, after Galaxy i899 & i500 and MTS Pulse and 1st CDMA smartphone which is powered by Android 2.2.
Online retailer Flipkart.com is selling this CDMA smartphone at Rs 9500 with free home delivery.
This mid range CDMA smartphone from Samsung certainly enriches its Android portfolio of Galaxy series.
There are no hardware differences between the Galaxy Pop CDMA and its GSM cousin. This smartphone is an Open Market Handset (OMH) device, so you can choose any CDMA operator (Reliance/Tata Indicom/MTS/BSNL/MTNL/Ping/Virgin).
Galaxy Pop is better choice than MTS Pulse, as Pop CDMA is powered with Android 2.2 Froyo and its price is below 10K. It is expected Reliance and Tata will offer bundled plans with this smartphone. As the phone has support for EVDO Rev A (downlink upto 3.1Mbps and uplink upto 1.8Mbps), Reliance and Tata is expected to give bundled data usage for free for 2-3 months with this device.
Specifications of Galaxy Pop CDMA:
Operating System – Android 2.2
800 MHz processor
3.14-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen (262K colors, 240×320 pixels resolution)
Upto 3.1 Mbps of Download Speed on EVDO Rev A Network
OMH RUIM support – Freedom to choose your CDMA Operator
3.15MP camera with autofocus, digital zoom and video recording
384 MB of internal memory & SD card support up to 32 GB
FM Radio with unlimited channels to store
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0, Auto sync
Pre-Installed Gmail, Gtalk, Youtube, Google Maps, Orkut, Quick Office
Thousands of Apps from Android Market