While there's an onslaught of affordable Lumias, but Samsung has been trying to counteract them with the likes of the Galaxy J1 and now the Samsung Galaxy V Plus. It's the successor to last year's Galaxy V and brings dual-SIM connectivity and Android 4.4 KitKat at $82.
It's a budget phone and the upgrades over the non-Plus version are not immediately clear. The Galaxy V Plus has a 4" 480 x 800px screen, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and just 512MB RAM. If you think the RAM is limiting, the available storage is just 2GB (presumably that's out of 4GB total, that's how much the non-Plus has). Thankfully, there's a microSD slot.
So far, so similar. The camera is the same too, a 3MP shooter with 480p video (the video went up to 30fps though) and a 480p selfie camera. Same connectivity too, two microSIMs, 3G data speeds and Wi-Fi b/g/n. The battery maintains its 1,500mAh capacity.
Samsung Galaxy V Plus
At $82 the Samsung Galaxy V Plus is targeted directly at the likes of Lumia 435. We're just not too sure what the "Plus" is for though.