Samsung has launched the newest member in the Galaxy family. Dubbed the Galaxy Star, the handset is a budget phone that is now available in stores. Curiously, no online stores seem to be listing the device, but you can find a store selling the handset by using Samsung's Store Finder.
The Galaxy Star sports a 3-inch TFT display with a QVGA resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. It is equipped with a 2 megapixel shooter on the back. Keeping all of it alive is a 1200 mAh battery with a quoted talk time of up to 14 hours and standby time of up to 320 hours.
The Samsung Galaxy Star is a low-end dual SIM smartphone
On the connectivity front, it is capable of accessing Wi-Fi and has Bluetooth 4.0, but lacks 3G capabilities. The dual-SIM smartphone is equipped with a 1GHz processor based on ARM's Cortex A5 chip. It also has 512MB of RAM, so performance won't be too bad as long as demanding apps such as high-end games aren't played.
The handset runs on Android Jelly Bean and has access to all the goodies that come with it, including Google Now. It runs on the latest version of Samsung's TouchWiz UX, albeit without some of the features. It does have minor quality-of-life features, such as flipping the phone over on its screen to mute it. It also comes with pre-installed apps, including Samsung's ChatOn, YouTube and Samsung Apps.
This seems to be a step forward for Samsung's new line-up of Android smartphones with the low-end Galaxy Star and the flagship Galaxy S4. The company will undoubtedly fill in the price gap between the two handsets with more devices in the future.
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