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Samsung added Galaxy Star 2 to its roster of cheap Android smartphones

ByinAnnouncements | July 1, 2014

Galaxy Star 2Samsung’s Galaxy lineup is probably one of the most diverse series that any manufacturer has ever offered. The members of the family range form the most premium devices like the flagship Galaxy S5 to entry-level offerings. Yesterday, the Korean company focused on the low end of the portfolio and announced four new Galaxy phones. Among them is the Galaxy Star 2 – an unassuming handset that has just been added to Samsung’s roster of cheap Android smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy Star 2 with stylish appearance

Galaxy Star 2The new Samsung Galaxy Star 2, like the rest of the phones unveiled yesterday, has a predecessor that was released last year. What makes the phone noticeably different from other devices that went official today is its faux leather finish that brings to mind the Galaxy Note 3 back panel. The textured back not only gives the device a more stylish appearance but it also provides a firmer grip which is especially important when you operate a phone with one hand.

Speaking of one-handed usage, that’s what the Galaxy Star 2 is made for with its compact 3.5-inch HGVA display. To match the small (at least by today’s standards) display, the phone is powered by a modest single-core 1 GHz processor paired with a mere 512 MB of RAM. Built-in storage is set at 4 GB but luckily there is a microSD slot for memory expansion up to 32 GB.

The Galaxy Star 2 sports rear camera which won’t bring you to your knees with its 2-megapixel sensor with fixed focus. There’s no front-facing camera, so selfies and video chatting won’t be an option. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, FM Radio, dual-SIM support, HD Voice, accelerometer and a 1,300 mAh battery. The whole package measures 109.8 x 59.9 x 11.8 mm and weighs in at 107.6 grams. The system of choice is Android 4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz Essence on top.

The Galaxy Star 2 is the most basic of the quartet announced by Samsung today, that’s why we suspect that it will be the most inexpensive of the four. The company has yet to reveal how affordable the phone will be when it arrives at the stores, but with such entry-level specs, it certainly won’t put too much strain on your wallet.

source: Samsung Tomorrow

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