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Samsung Quietly Launches Galaxy Star Pro Duos: A Dirt-Cheap Android With No Muscle

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Samsung-Galaxy-Star-ProAs if Samsung’s Galaxy of smartphones wasn’t crowded enough, a new “star” has just seen daylight without much fanfare, being up for grabs for the time being only in India.

The Galaxy Star Pro Duos (excruciating name, by the way) follows on the footsteps of the Galaxy Star (aka GT-S5280), launched back in May as a major contender for the title of ugliest, tiniest, cheapest-looking and most technically underwhelming device ever to run Android Jelly Bean.

Fortunately, the Star Pro Duos (model number GT-S7262) takes its forefather’s specs and features up a notch (or ten), albeit it’s not really enough to call the brand spanking new 4-incher anything more than a modest entry-level handheld.

The design has been completely overhauled (the Galaxy S4 nod is fairly obvious), the display has been bumped both in size and resolution (800 x 480 pixels), 1.5 mm have been shaved off the dude’s thickness, not to mention the battery has been boosted from a 1,200 mAh cell to 1,500 mAh.

Sadly, the on-board processor is the same cringeworthy single-core Cortex A5-based unit, there are 512 MB of RAM to go with it, a pitiful 2 MP rear-facing camera and an outdated Jelly Bean flavor, i.e. Android 4.1.

Oh, well, at least you get dual SIM support and aren’t forced to pay an arm and a leg to get on the Android bandwagon. Quite on the contrary, as Samsung is currently selling the Galaxy Star Pro Duos for the equivalent of $110 in India (Rs. 6,989). No words on a global rollout, but Europe and the rest of Asia are most definitely up next.

 

<Source: Android OS>

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