Samsung Galaxy Y Plus goes official in India

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The well known Galaxy Y was (and is) one of the most popular member of the Galaxy series, it managed to sell like hot cakes in developing countries & emerging markets but here comes its ‘Plus’ version, an incremental upgrade.

Samsung is known for introducing overhauled versions of their existing products, such was the case with the Galaxy S Plus, Galaxy SII Plus which had newer but not necessarily beefier internals. Well the Galaxy Y Plus is no exception to that rule, dubbed as “Compact Yet Powerful” it packs more or less the same type of hardware notably a single core processor ticking at 850MHz (which now uses the ARMv7 architecture instead of ARMv6 in the Galaxy Y), a 2.8 inch 240 x 320 pixels resolution touchscreen display, 4GB of internal storage along with a MicroSD card slot & features dual SIM capabilities with 3G support (UMTS, HSPA 7.2/5.76).

The amount of RAM is unknown at this moment but it’ll very likely be 512MB but the rest hasn’t changed, you’ll find the same 1200mAh battery and the exact 2MP shooter. On the software side there’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a trimmed down version of Touchwiz UI which is also found on the Galaxy Music.

This smartphone is definitely not a a beast since it falls in the low end category but shall nevertheless be very accessible to even those with a minimal budget, it’s expected to sell for around 8,000 rupees which roughly translates into $150.

What’s disappointing is the lack of Android Jelly Bean onboard, this is a compromise given the weak hardware but we can only expect Samsung to provide an update at a later time.

via Samsung India

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