Samsung Galaxy Star, the cheapest entry-level smartphone in Galaxy series, which was introduced along with Pocket Neo in Samsung Africa Forum this year, is now officially announced in India. Featuring 3-inch QVGA display, the Samsung Galaxy Star offers dual-SIM functionality and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean experience along with 1GHz single-core Cortex A5 processor coupled with 512MB RAM.

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Among the other features, it has 2MP primary camera, 4GB internal media storage along with microSD card support for 32GB, 1200 mAh battery FM radio and usual set of connectivity features like Wi-FI, Bluetooth, EDGE and 3.5 mm audio jack.

As per the company, the smartphone is officially priced at INR Rs.5,240 in India, but some online retailers including Flipkart are offering it at a price of INR Rs.4,990. So with this price, Samsung Galaxy Star has become the first Galaxy smartphone from Samsung to get sub INR Rs.5K price tag. The company is currently offering around 15 smartphone models in the country priced in the range between INR Rs.5,240 – INR Rs.41,500 including the like of Galaxy S4, Note II and Galaxy S III.

Here is a quick look at the key specifications of Samsung Galaxy Star:

  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Dual-SIM support with Dual Standby
  • 3-inch 320x240p display
  • 1GHz Application Processor and 512MB RAM
  • 4GB internal memory, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
  • 2MP rear camera
  • 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5mm audio jack, MicroUSB port
  • 1200 mAh battery

The Samsung Galaxy Star is available in Black and White colours, and to sweeten the deal, the company is offering 250 MB of free data per month for 2 months to Vodafone subscribers in the country.