元器件交易网讯 27日消息，三星电子已推出其最便宜Galaxy系列手机之Galaxy Star，其售价仅为5240卢比（约合人民币576元）。三星印度公司负责人Vineet Taneja在孟买（Mumbai）发布声明说：“Galaxy Star在其功能、直观性能和设计特点上都向消费者表现出其优势，我们希望越来越多的功能手机用户升级到Galaxy Star。”
Galaxy Y是一个入门级的智能手机，它是双SIM卡设备，搭载A5 1GHz处理器和Android4.1（果冻豆）操作系统。它拥有3英寸的电容触摸屏、200万像素摄像头、512M RAM和4GB内部存储（最大可扩充至32GB）。
Samsung launches cheapest Galaxy phone, price Rs 5,240
Samsung Electronics has launched its cheapest Galaxy series phone `Star" at a price of Rs 5,240.
"Galaxy Star is a device that provides superior value to consumers based on its features, intuitive performance and design features. We want more and more feature phone users to upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy Star," Samsung Mobile Country Head Vineet Taneja said in a statement in Mumbai.
Galaxy Y, a entry-level smartphone, is a dual-SIM device, powered by A5 1GHz processor and the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system. It has a three-inch capacitive touch screen, 2-megapixel camera and 512 MB RAM and 4GB internal storage (expandable up to 32GB).
With the new launch, Samsung now has a portfolio of 15 smartphones, priced between Rs 5,240 and Rs 41,500. Galaxy Y is the nearest cheap device in Samsung"s Galaxy portfolio priced at Rs 5,890.
According to CyberMedia Research (CMR), more than 221 million handsets were shipped to India in 2012. Though smartphones comprised a small chunk of the overall handset market at about seven per cent, the high-end category grew at a robust 35.7 per cent to 15.2 million devices in 2012 from 11.2 million units in 2011. Given the strong growth in the category, handsets makers are introducing products that are affordable. This is also aimed at helping feature phone users upgrade to smartphones, it said.
Samsung was the category leader with 43 per cent market share followed by Nokia (13.3 per cent) and Sony (8.2 per cent), CMR said.