Samsung Galaxy 3 & Galaxy 5: Cheaper Android Solutions

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Samsung Galaxy 3 & Galaxy 5: Cheaper Android SolutionsSouth 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 3Galaxy 5
Price (Rs)12000 approx9000 approx
Size113.5x55x12.85 mm108x56x12.3 mm
Network2G 850/900/1800/1900Mhz3G HSDPA 3.6Mbps 900/2100MHz2G 850/900/1800/1900Mhz3G HSDPA 7.2Mbps 900/2100MHz
OSAndroid 2,1Android 2,1
Display3.2” QVGA LCD2.8” QVGA LCD
Camera3.2MP autofocus, digital zoomPresetted shot2MP FF
VideoDivX/Xvid, WMV, H.263/264 MPEG video player & record 320 x240 fps @15fpsMPEG, H.263/264
AudioMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AMR, OGG,MIDI. FM Radio with RDS, 3.5”mm jackMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+,FM Radio with RDS, 3.5”mm jack
ConnectivityBluetooth v3.0, USB v2.0, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, AllShareTMBluetooth v2.1, USB v2.0, WiFi 802.11b/g, AllShareTM
Other featuresSocial Hub, Google Services, Android Market, AGPS, Touch Wiz 3.0 user interface, Augmented Reality with Layar Reality Browser, Ambient Light Sensor, AccelometerSocial Hub, Google Services, Android Market, AGPS, Touch Wiz 3.0 user interface, Augmented Reality with Layar Reality Browser
Memory170MB, MicroSD upto 32GB170MB, MicroSD upto 16 GB
BatteryLi-Ion 1500mAhLi-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

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