Samsung is holding its yearly Samsung Forum gathering in Thailand today and the company has introduced three new smartphones for Asian markets at this event. The new Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 4G, Galaxy Core Prime 4G and Galaxy J1 4G are the LTE-variants of the company’s existing smartphones of the same name (minus the obvious 4G) and include slightly tweaked specifications.
“India is at the cusp of its digital revolution journey and we expect 4G technology to rise and push internet usage to an unprecedented level. Consumer demand is constantly shifting towards devices offering multi-tasking capabilities, 24X7 data connectivity with increased video consumption and real-time mobility solutions which enable global interactions. Samsung Electronics is poised to drive the next step of Smartphone evolution by offering a comprehensive portfolio of quality 4G LTE enabled devices and propel the next wave of business and economic growth,” said Asim Warsi, Vice President – Marketing, Mobile & IT at Samsung India.
Talking about the new smartphones individually, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 4G comes with a 5-inch qHD display, 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 8MP rear camera and 2600 mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G, on the other hand, packs a 4-inch WVGA display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 5MP rear camera and 2000 mAh battery.
Lastly, Samsung Galaxy J1 4G, unlike its its 3G cousin, is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and features 768MB of RAM, 1850 mAh battery, and 4.3-inch WVGA display.
According to Samsung, the new 4G LTE smartphones will go on sale in mid-March in India for starting INR 9,990. Other pricing details will be revealed closer to the actual availability. Galaxy Grand Prime 4G will be released in in White and Grey colours, Galaxy Core Prime 4G in White, Silver and Charcoal Grey and Galaxy J1 in blue, black and white colours.
|Smartphone||Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 4G||Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G||Samsung Galaxy J1 4G|
|Display||5-inch qHD, 960x540p||4.5-inch WVGA, 800x480p||4-inch WVGA 800x480p|
|Processor||Quad-core, 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410||Quad-core, 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (unconfirmed)||Quad-core, 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (unconfimed)|
|Memory||1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microSD card slot||1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microSD card slot||768MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, microSD card slot|
|Cameras||8MP rear with LED flash, 5MP front||5MP rear with LED flash, 5MP front||5MP rear with LED flash, 5MP front|
|Battery||2600 mAH||2000 mAh||1850 mAH|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat||Android 4.4 KitKat||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Connectivity||Dual-SIM, 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC||Dual-SIM, 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC||Dual-SIM, 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC|