Samsung is looking to increase its focus in India with the launch of three 4G-enabled devices that will go on sale in the region later this year. The new devices are slightly modified versions of existing products with LTE connectivity thrown in, and will be aimed at the entry-level segment.
The new devices include the Galaxy Grand Prime 4G, the Galaxy Core Prime 4G and the Galaxy J1 4G. The Galaxy Grand Prime 4G offers a 5-inch qHD display, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, 8MP camera at the back, 5MP front shooter and a 2,600 mAh battery. The Galaxy Core Prime 4G shares the same amount of memory, but features a smaller 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480. Also changed is the rear camera, which is a 5MP variant.
The Galaxy J1 4G is the LTE-enabled version of the device that made its debut in India earlier this month. The specs on offer are slightly better this time around, with a 4-inch WVGA display, 768MB RAM (up from 512MB on non-LTE model), 4GB internal memory, 5MP cameras at the front and back as well as an 1,850 mAh battery.
The Galaxy Grand Prime 4G will be offered in white and grey color variants, while the Galaxy Core Prime 4G will be available in white, silver and grey. The Galaxy J1 4G will be available in blue, black and white.
All three devices offer dual-SIM functionality, LTE connectivity and feature quad-core processors, which given the inclusion of an LTE modem will likely be the Snapdragon 410. The entry-level handsets run Android 4.4 KitKat, and will debut in India mid-March with prices starting at Rs. 9,990 ($160).
Samsung has also launched the Galaxy Grand Max in the country, with the device being sold exclusively on Snapdeal. Included is a 5.2-inch 720p display, 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 CPU, 1.5GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 13MP camera at the back, 5MP front camera and a 2,500 mAh battery along with Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The device offers 3G connectivity, and is available for Rs. 15,990 ($257) in India.
The South Korean manufacturer isn't quite done yet, as Indian customers can now buy the all-metal Galaxy A7 in the country for Rs. 30,499 ($490). Boasting a thickness of just 6.3mm, the Galaxy A7 is Samsung's thinnest smartphone to date. The device comes with a 5.5-inch full-HD display, 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 615 CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, 13MP camera at the back, 5MP front camera, dual-SIM and LTE connectivity as well as a 2,600 mAh battery.