We’ve seen Samsung update their budget product line with upgraded devices running Android 4.4 Kitkat recently, and one of the first few markets that we’ve seen those migrate to is India, where the Galaxy Star 2 Plus has apparently landed. It is a small budget phone with modest specs, but notably, with Kitkat running the show.
The Galaxy Star 2 Plus has shown up at the Samsung India eStore bringing these specs – a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor with 512MB RAM, a 4.3-inch 800x480 capacitive touchscreen display, 4GB of internal storage expandable via microSD, and a 3MP camera with led flash. It looks to be an improvement from the Galaxy Star 2 that was announced just a month ago via the Samsung Blog – maybe that is why the “Plus” suffix was added.
The original Galaxy Star 2 was supposed to be a handy phone with a small 320 x 480 3.5-inch screen and powered by a single core 1.0Ghz processor, but this new phone looks to be an upgrade in most respects, except that they both carry Android 4.4 Kitkat out of the box. As seen in the pictures, the back cover has a textured finish for a better feel, and the phone is available in white and black colors.
The new phone also carries the “Duos” branding that Samsung has pushed towards markets where dual-SIM phones are logical, and India is definitely one of those markets. The Galaxy Star 2 Plus has dual network capability, with the main SIM card giving you 3G HSPA+ connectivity. Powering all of this is a 1800mAh battery.