Affordable handsets are all the rage, and here is one more from Samsung to be added to the growing list. The new Samsung Galaxy V Plus is the successor of the Galaxy V, released in 2014.
The highlight of the Galaxy V Plus is the dual-SIM capability, which sets it apart from other entry-level handsets. The device will set buyers back by only the equivalent of $82, says GSM Arena.
The smarpthone comes with a pocket-friendly 4.0-inch TFT display, aided by a modest 480 x 800 pixels WVGA screen resolution. It's powered by a dual-core processor, clocked at 1.2 GHz. But sadly, the 512 MB of RAM unit is nothing to boast about. The phone runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS, straight out of the box.
Drawbacks of the Galaxy V Plus include not just the insufficient RAM configuration, but also the memory capacity. This handset comes with only 4 GB of internal storage space and out of the meager memory, only 2 GB is available for user data, notes GSM Arena. The silver lining is the provision of a microSD card slot for further expansion of up to 64 GB.
The Galaxy V Plus sports a 3 MP rear-facing camera with the capability to record 480p videos. There’s also a front-facing shooter for selfies that can record at 480p. The phone is available in Black and Ceramic White hues and supports 3G, 2G GSM, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS and Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity. The entire configuration is held together and powered by a meager 1,500 mAh battery unit.
The device is currently available in Malaysia, but the release date for other regions is not yet known. There’s no official information to indicate why the Galaxy V successor has a “Plus” appended to its name, as there’s nothing much to talk about in its configurations. In any case, GSM Arena thinks, this device will be pitted against the well-received Lumia 435.