Well folks, Samsung has just confirmed, through Twitter, that it will be launching the Galaxy successor in April in India. Going in-depth into the tweets posted, it is also said the Galaxy S II will be offered for an “economical pricing”. So it can be in the range of INR 30,000- 35,000 (US$ 675-785). Generally, all high-end handsets in India are launched in this range. Anything below this range will ensure empty shelves and anything above this will defer customers decision to buy it – even push them towards alternatives such as SE Arc or Nokia E7.
Finally, to answer curious consumers of whether India will get a SuperAMOLED Plus version or the S-LCD one, tweets confirm that in India a full-featured SGS2 will be launched. This means that the Indian product will be a 4.3 inch SuperAMOLED Plus screen device with most likely Samsung Exynos 1 GHz dual-core processor. All other specs will remain standard in accordance with the global specs.
In addition, Samsung looks to expand its portfolio of tablets in India and looks to add to its current 7′ inch tab offering. Along with SGS2, the Korean tech giant will launch its 8.9 inch and 10.1 inch tabs which it unveiled at the CTIA 2011 this March. Check out an initial review (pricing and launch details as well) of these dual-core Honeycomb tabs here (external link).
It surely seems that Samsung is launching its newly announced products earlier in India as compared to other regions. Perhaps, India is one of its strategic focus for 2011 and maybe beyond as well. And looking at the potential of the country coupled with increasing brand awareness of Sammy in the country, this seems quite logical.
Way to go Samsung; we can’t wait any longer!
- Samsung Galaxy Fit hitting the UK later this month (dialtosave.co.uk)
- Samsung Galaxy S Plus i9001 official: 1.4GHz, Gingerbread and Super AMOLED (slashgear.com)
- Galaxy S Plus (I9001) Overview (mydigitallife.info)