Samsung might not be making headlines in the sub-Rs. 10,000 category
these days with its Galaxy Android smartphones, but that doesn't mean
that the top handset maker is out of the competition completely without
putting up a fight.
An import/ export data website listing seems to
indicate that the South Korean major is gearing up to launch its new
budget smartphone with model number SM-G350E in India.
few days ago, Sammy Today spotted a Samsung handset on the company's Swedish support page, which listed a
device with model number SM-G357F. Sammy Today reported that the
alleged handset spotted at company's support listing has three variants -
SM-G357M, SM-G357F and SM-G350E (dual-SIM).
The report also leaked some of the specifications of the alleged Samsung
SM-G357F thanks to a GFX Bench result listing which revealed Android 4.4.2 KitKat; 4.3-inch display (480x800
pixels); 1.2GHz dual-core processor; 1GB RAM; 8GB of inbuilt storage;
5-megapixel rear camera and 0.3-megapixel front camera. Other rumoured
features on the alleged Samsung handset include an accelerometer, as
well as Bluetooth, GPS, and Wi-Fi connectivity options.
If a new
leak is to be believed, the alleged Samsung SM-G357F will have identical
specifications as the SM-G350E (dual-SIM). The import/ export site
which track imports and exports from certain companies to and from
India, has listed the alleged Samsung SM-G350E with a value of roughly
Rs. 6,000, and was first spotted by Gadgets to Use.
The new Zauba listing for the SM-G350E suggests that the
alleged handset will sport a 4.3-inch display, as leaked in the GFX
Bench result of the SM-G357F.
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