Samsung launches two new Android smartphones in India - Galaxy 3 & 5 [price & specs]

By Abhinav Lal | Published on 23 Aug 2010
Samsung launches two new Android smartphones in India - Galaxy 3 & 5 [price & specs]

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Samsung has launched two new Android 2.1-based 3G-enabled smartphones in India, the Galaxy 3 (I5801) and Galaxy 5 (I5503), priced at Rs. 12,300 and Rs. 10,200 respectively.

Out of the two, the Galaxy 3 is the higher-end device, though both phones feature Samsung’s TouchWIZ 3.0 UI, the Layar Reality Browser, Social Hub and  Allshare social networking tools, as well as Swype text input.

Ranjit Yadav, Director, Mobile & IT, Samsung Electronics, commented on the launch of the two phones in India: “The smartphone era has begun and is here to stay. We, at Samsung, are committed to making smartphones available for everyone. We have been focusing on Open OS mobiles recently since many key characteristics of smartphones are becoming more and more relevant - especially mobile internet, messaging features, strong third party applications and flexibility for customization. In the open OS area, our strategy is to offer consumers with whatever they want. As a result we are offering mobiles based on the Android, Windows and our own proprietary OS bada in the Indian market....With the launch of these two smartphones, Samsung’s smartphone portfolio now boasts of 4 feature-rich models at a price range of Rs.10,200 – Rs.31,500. By the end of 2010, we plan to a have a portfolio of 8-9 smartphone models and expect to notch up a 20% market share in the smartphone market.”

Check out the specifications in the table below:

Samsung Galaxy 3 and Galaxy 5 specifications

Samsung Galaxy 3

Samsung Galaxy 5



Samsung Galaxy 3


2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 900 / 2100

HSDPA 900 / 2100


113.5 x 55 x 12.9 mm

108 x 56 x 12.3 mm


109 g

102 g


3.2-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen w/ 240x400 resolution, 16M colours,

2.8-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen w/ 240x320 resolution, 16M colours,


Accelerometer, proximity sensor, multi-touch input

Accelerometer, proximity sensor, multi-touch input


3.2MP, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, video QVGA@15fps

2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels, geo-tagging, video - resolution unknown


667 MHz processor

600 MHz processor


Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair), upgradable to v2.2

Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair)


512MB ROM, 256MB RAM



Internal not known, microSD up to 32GB

170 MB, microSD up to 16GB, 1GB bundled


Class 10 (4 1/3 2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps

Class 10 (4 1/3 2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps


Class 10, 236.8 kbps

Class 10, 236.8 kbps


HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps

HSDPA 7.2 Mbps

Audio support

MP3/WAV/eAAC formats,  3.5mm audio jack, stereo FM radio with RDS, DNSe

MP3/WAV/eAAC formats,  3.5mm audio jack, stereo FM radio with RDS

Video support

MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 formats

MP4/H.264/H.263 formats


Yes, with A-GPS support

Yes, with A-GPS support


Via third party application

Via third party application


WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP

WiFi 802.11 b/g, DLNA, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP


Black, white



Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh

Standard battery, Li-Ion 1200 mAh

Battery standby life

Up to 620 h (2G) / Up to 510 h (3G)

Up to 521 h (2G) / Up to 375 h (3G)

Battery talk-time life

Up to 15 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 7 h 15 min (3G)

Up to 9 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 6 h 30 min (3G)

Abhinav Lal


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