Samsung Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S III receive India price cuts

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Samsung India has dropped the price of its flagship smartphone the Galaxy S III, as well as the hot-selling phablet the Galaxy Note II.

Samsung Galaxy S III is now available in official retail stores across the country for Rs. 28,990, with the Galaxy Note II now retailing for Rs. 34,990. Some dealers have been spotted selling at even lower prices online as well as offline.

Samsung launched the Galaxy S III in India back in May last year for a MRP of Rs. 43,180. The phone comes with a 4.8-inch display and is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core processor alongside 1GB of RAM. It features a 8-megapixel rear camera as well as a 1.9-megapixel front camera. The phone shipped with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but has since received the Jelly Bean Update.

Samsung Galaxy S III has been runaway success for Samsung, with the company revealing in November that it had sold over 30 million units since the phone's launch in May. The phone briefly became the best-selling phone in the United States before Apple launched iPhone and reclaimed the crown it has held for a very long time.

Samsung Galaxy Note II is the successor to the Galaxy Note original phablet that started the craze of large-screen phones.

The Galaxy Note II was introduced at IFA 2012. The phone was launched in India last September carrying a price tag of Rs. 39,990. The Galaxy Note II sports a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display and is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. It has a 3100mAh battery and has 16GB internal storage expandable up to 64 GB via microSD card.

It features an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.9-megapixel front camera. Like its predecessor, the phablet comes with the S-Pen stylus for taking notes on the device. In terms of connectivity, Samsung Galaxy Note II offers 4G, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, NFC, USB 2.0 and Bluetooth 4.0.

In November, Samsung announced sales of this phablet had topped 3 million units in the first 5 weeks. By the end of the month, the Korean manufacturer reported that the sales of its device topped 5 million, barely two months since the phablet started shipping.

Together, the Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II, along with other Galaxy series smartphones, powered Samsung to record profits in 2012.

Samsung Galaxy S Duos also received a price cut and is now available for Rs. 12,990.

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