Samsung last week introduced the Galaxy Trend, a mid range smart phone running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.The device was introduced to one of the mobile carriers Safaricom where it’s selling exclusively.
The Galaxy Trend looks like Samsung’s answer to many mid range devices in the price range of Kshs 12-20,000 with the aim to assert it’s position in that price point with a solid offering. Unlike previous devices, Galaxy Trend is quite a steal and offers such a fight to the other players like LG, Sony, Huawei and the new-in-the-ring Tecno.
Design-wise, the Galaxt Trend tends to borrow much from the Galaxy S III and maintaining some level of elegance. The specs are not modest either, see below:
- 4 inch WVGA TFT screen (480 x 800)
- 1GHz Processor
- 768MB RAM
- 4GB internal storage, supports 32GB microSD expansion
- 3G HSDPA upto 7.2 Mbps modem
- Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot, WI-FI Direct
- Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0
- 5MP camera with LED flash, VGA front camera
- Video record at 30 frames per second, FWVGA
- Dimensions: 121.5 x 63.1 x 10.5 mm
- 118 grams
- 1500 mAh battery
Looks like it was officially launched in Spain going by where I was able to find the product photos, but is now in Kenya and it could surely do some disruption in the mid range.
With a selling price of KES 16,000 / USD 183, it’s quite a serious contender for the mass market.