CAPE TOWN, South Africa – The Samsung Galaxy Star is yet another entry-level Android smartphone launched at the Samsung Africa Forum earlier this month.
The device might as well be called the Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo Light, as it has almost exactly the same specifications and the same look – it’s just a different colour and the lack of HSPA that make it different.
The Galaxy Star has a 3″ touchscreen with 240 x 320 pixels in resolution, a 2 megapixel camera, 512 MB of RAM, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, FM radio, and could feature the same ARM Cortex A9 850 MHz processor as on the Galaxy Pocket Neo.
The handset surprisingly comes pre-loaded with Android Jelly Bean as its operating system, and can carry two SIMs at the same time, thanks to its always on dual-SIM technology.
The Samsung Galaxy Star is an affordable, light and stylish smartphone that will be the cheapest choice in the South Korean company’s portfolio for this year, and it may see its market limited to Africa and Asia.