Samsung has finally launched the much-awaited flip phone in the Indian
market, the Galaxy Golden, pricing it at Rs. 51,900. The device doesn't seem to have it store shelves yet however, and Samsung has not announced precise availability. Flipkart
is taking pre-orders for the smartphone however, at a price of Rs. 49,900. The South Korean giant first introduced the flip phone for the Korean market
in August this year and said then it would be
released in other markets soon after.
The Samsung Galaxy Golden
sports two 3.7-inch
Super AMOLED displays, on the inside and the outside of the top-half.
The phone is powered by a dual-core 1.7GHz processor (unspecified
chipset) along with 1.5GB of RAM, and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The
phone also includes FM radio and will come in Champagne Gold colour.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS / A-GPS and Bluetooth.
there is no official word on 3G connectivity, though third-party sites
do list it, and at the price, we can assume. The Galaxy Golden comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera and
also includes a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. It includes 16GB of
inbuilt storage which is expandable up to 64GB via microSD card. It packs 1820mAh battery, with no word on talktime and standby time.
Samsung Galaxy Golden also comes with features such as Easy Mode, which
features large fonts and icons that enables the users to access and
search apps, and Hidden Receiver, which allows users to take calls
without opening the flip phone.
Commenting on the launch, Vineet
Taneja, Country Head, Samsung Mobiles and IT said, "At Samsung, we are
committed to making lives easier and smarter for our customers and
GALAXY Golden does exactly that. With its innovative dual display and
premium golden finish, GALAXY Golden brings together the best of touch
and type experience on a smartphone. This specially crafted device is
aimed at consumers seeking seamless integration of stunning classic
design and functionality to make their lives more efficient."
Mobiles launched in October 2013
Samsung Galaxy Golden key specifications
- 2 x 3.7-inch Super AMOLED displays
- 1.7GHz dual-core processor
- 1.5GB RAM
- 8-megapixel camera
- 1.9-megapixel front camera
- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS
- Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)