Everybody’s waiting for the Galaxy S4 to start selling, but Samsung is currently making another high-end smartphone available in parts of Europe. Or at least that’s what you’d think looking only at the German recommended retail price of the Galaxy Express – €489, or $630.
If we analyze the specs of this new guy, we’ll be reaching an entirely different conclusion, which is the Express is barely what you’d call a nice mid-range device.
The 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus panel comes with a mediocre 800 x 480 pixels resolution, the dual-core 1.5 GHz processor sounds like a bore in a day and age when quad-core CPUs have become fairly standard, while the 5 MP rear camera and 8 GB of on-board storage are, in lack of a better word, mediocre.
So why is Samsung charging Germans an arm and a leg for the Galaxy Express? Well, the fellow does come with on-board Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. And a so-so 2,000 mAh battery. Also, with NFC and 4G LTE. I guess the design might be a strong selling point as well, given the Express is esentially a Galaxy S3 copycat.
And yet the easiest answer to this pricing dilemma is why not. Everybody loves Samsung right now, so why not overcharge the fans? Not cool, Sammy, not cool at all!
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