Samsung is expected to unveil a budget Android device at MWC 2013. Christened as the Galaxy Star GT-S5282, the device is expected to be an entry-level smartphone, running 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The expected specifications of the the Galaxy Star include a 3-inch QVGA display, a 2MP camera, 4GB built-in storage expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card. In terms of connectivity options, the Galaxy Star is likely to support Wi-Fi, A-GPS and Bluetooth 4.0. A 1200mAh battery will power the device. Pricing of the device is still unclear.
Samsung as a smartphone maker has tried to satisfy the needs of all the customer segments in the market. From the budget devices such as the Samsung Champ and the Samsung Star 3 for the absolute entry level device all the way up to the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note II for the high class premium consumer. You also have devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S Duos and the Samsung Galaxy Ace for the mid range customer.
Having a large number of smartphones in the market, it is evident that Samsung will make its presence felt at this years MWC. We have also heard information that Samsung’s flagship devices such as the long awaited S IV and the Note III may not make an appearance at the annual smartphone event in Barcelona. It is expected that Samsung will have its own event on March 15th to showcase its next gen flagship devices. It is also expected that the Galaxy S IV will be available to consumers as soon as April 2013.