The Jelly Bean-powered Samsung Galaxy Star popped up on the international Samsung Mobile Press website in the beginning of April. Now the device has made its debut on the Samsung India website. The model that was launched on the international website is the Galaxy Star S5280. The one that has appeared on the Samsung India website is the Samsung Galaxy Star GT-S5282, with the ‘2’ denoting the smartphone’s dual-SIM capabilities.
Samsung Galaxy Star GT-S5282 is a 2G smartphone and supports 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi as well. The smartphone has a 3-inch display with a 320×240 pixel resolution. The rear of the phone has a 2MP camera and there is no front facing camera. It has a 1GHz single-core processor along with 512MB of RAM. It has 4GB built-in storage expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card. A 1200mAh battery powers the smartphone which the company claims will last users for up to 14 hours of talk time and up to 320 hours of stand by time. The phone will be available in black and white.
The Galaxy Star runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the UI will be skinned with TouchWiz. No price is mentioned on the Samsung India website. The Samsung Galaxy Star and the Samsung Pocket Neo were officially announced in the beginning of April and the Galaxy Star was leaked ahead of MWC 2013.
Samsung seems to be on a roll with the launch and announcement of smartphones. In India, Samsung recently launched its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4. Samsung is also expected to launch the successor to the succor to the Galaxy Note II, the Galaxy Note III.