Don’t expect to see these low-end-to-mid-range devices in the U.S., however, as they are currently exclusive to the Chinese market. That said, Android Authority suggests the Galaxy Win may be available elsewhere in the future.
Samsung also unveiled the Galaxy Trend Duos 2, much like the Galaxy Trend 2 with a slightly different name. Sammy Hub notes that there doesn’t seem to be a Galaxy Trend predecessor for the Galaxy Trend 2, while the Galaxy Trend Duos is essentially a Chinese variant of the Galaxy S Duos.
Marketed to younger demos, the Galaxy Trend 2 and Galaxy Trend Duos 2 both feature a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, a 4-inch WVGA display, a 3-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, a micro SD card slot and a 1500mAh battery. Each device runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. The Galaxy Trend 2 is equipped with a single SIM slot while the Galaxy Trend Duos 2 is equipped with dual-SIM support.
Small and minimally powerful, these devices seem best suited for those just getting into the world of smartphones. There is no information yet on release date or price for these phones, but they're likely to be affordable.
The Galaxy Win packs a little bit more juice than the Trend 2 and the Trend Duos 2, but it’s still no Galaxy S3. It’s definitely not an option for those looking for a superior Samsung experience; however, with its 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, it may be a decent cheaper alternative (price and release date are yet to be announced).
The device also includes a 4.7-inch 800x480WVGA display, a 5-megapixel camera and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 2,000mAh battery. It also runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean natively. The Galaxy Win is equipped with a single SIM slot but is expected to be upgraded to a dual-SIM model later on.
We don’t know how much the Galaxy S3 sells for in China; however, the device is starting to see price cuts in the U.S. on networks such as AT&T and Sprint in preparation for the Galaxy S4, which is expected to be released later this month.
But in the Chinese market, where cheap knockoff devices are king, it might be nice to have a number of low-end and mid-range options of popular phones that actually come from the brand.
Fionna Agomuoh is a Technology Reporter for the International Business Times, a vegan foodie, and a lover of Electric Dance Music.