Samsung Galaxy Y Plus is now official in India

Samsung Galaxy Y Plus is now official in India
Although all eyes are now at the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S 4, which is bound to be announced tomorrow, there's one more new device that the Korean company has in stock for us. Meet the Samsung Galaxy Y Plus – supposedly an upgrade to the Galaxy Y, which is already listed on the company's Indian web page.

However, looking at its specs sheet we find it strange that the Samsung Galaxy Y Plus is only marginally better than its predecessor. In fact, the newer model is thicker and comes with a smaller screen. There is a modest, 2.8-inch LCD touchscreen on its front with resolution of 240 by 320 pixels. Under the hood runs a single-core 850MHz processor, which is unlikely to impress anyone with its performance. Many of the device's characteristics remain unchanged, including the 2MP main camera, 1,200mAh battery, weight of about 100 grams, 4GB of native storage and slot for microSD cards. There's also support for Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G connectivity, and use of 2 SIM cards simultaneously. Out of the box you get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which is anything but a recent version of the platform, but it is still better than Gingerbread.

The price of the Samsung Galaxy Y Plus in India is projected to be around 8,000 rupees, which equals to a tad below $150. Whether the smartphone will ever be released in other markets isn't certain at this time.


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18 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Cute phone :)

2. windroid unregistered

What?!?

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

What?!? Just because of the specs? This is a low-end smartphone!

9. windroid unregistered

Just because it's not cute... No problem with the specs. There's a phone for every market/target.

15. clark

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

Galaxy Y?? It looks like Galaxy Pocket in the picture, I guess PA made a mistake in the name and besides it has 2.8 inches screen so definitely it is a Galaxy Pocket Plus not Galaxy Y.

3. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

Whats the point of upgrading the ugly Y? the could have gone for an OTA update!

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Then you should wait for the new Y, Samsung will be releasing it soon...

6. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

Good for grandpa

7. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

The original Galaxy Y has 3 inch screen. Now the "+" model is bringing a 2.8" screen?

8. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

More like the Galaxy Y Minus :D (-)

10. NateAdam8

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Cricket Wireless has another phone to sell to Old People

11. skullman

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

ohhhh.....its india next s4:p

12. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

upgraded internal storage, os and dual sims, downgraded screen size. maybe upgraded ram, ICS should have 512 mb minimum. prefer y duos, us$160: dual sims, 3.5" display and upgraded internal memory (not sure how big). but, better buy lenovo p700, dual core 1.2 ghz, 4" display (1024x600), 512 mhz ram, 5mpx camera video 720@30fps, 4gb internal. only us$ 170

13. DHILLON_ARSH

Posts: 66; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

hecck samsung it izz ****2013**** i remember a phone named galaxy 3 in year 2007-08 was launched with better specs than this nd was really reeallyyyyy good looking handset...nd cost was less than $100

14. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

This is nothing compared to the Lumia 520, the 520 is more feature rich and around the same price, the WP platform would probably be a let down for a larger more popular consumer base for the 520.

16. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 297; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I thought Galaxy Young was the update of Galaxy Y.. this is more like a Galaxy Pocket upgrade

17. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

for 8k in India, this phone is a piece of crap..!

18. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

This phone... Makes no sense. I still fail to see a (Hardly) upgrade here.

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