Samsung officially announces the Galaxy Star 2 Plus

Galaxy star 2 plus

Samsung has officially added two new budget devices to its online store in India, including the Galaxy Ace NXT and the Galaxy Star 2 Plus. The Ace NXT has actually been on sale for a few weeks, but now Samsung has added it to their online store.

Since the Ace has already been available for a while, the Star 2 Plus is the bigger news story of the two devices. This device features some upgrades over its predecessor, including a 1.2 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, and a 4.3 inch 480 x 800 resolution screen. On the software side, you’ll get Android KitKat and some of Samsung’s usual TouchWiz enhancements. Interestingly, it doesn’t look like it has a front facing camera. Definitely not a high-end device, but for a budget phone, it’s not bad.

Samsung has the device priced at about $121, but it isn’t available for purchase just yet. When it does finally start shipping, you’ll only be able to order it from their Indian store front.

The budget market for Android phones is getting increasingly competitive, with Motorola taking a big stab at more cost-conscious consumers and Nokia throwing their hat into the ring. Samsung takes a different approach by releasing tons of devices at every single price point in any given market, which has worked well for them up until fairly recently. It’ll be interesting to see if they change their strategy going forward to better compete with other manufacturers.

Source: Samsung (Galaxy Ace NXT)

Samsung (Galaxy Star 2 Plus)

Via: GSM Arena

About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid, but the tech enthusiasm currently covers just about everything. He likes PC gaming, Lenovo's Moto Z line, and a good productivity app.