The specs of Samsung's latest handset, Galaxy V Plus, scream "2011" like there's no tomorrow

Despite slimming down its portfolio recently, Samsung's top-dog status still compels it to refresh its portfolio across all market niches on a regular basis. This is one of the main reasons for the company's latest product announcement - the Samsung Galaxy V Plus was just announced for Malaysia.

As far as specs are concerned, the phone stays true to its entry-level status. It comes with a 4-inch TFT display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, a dual-core chipset ticking at up to 1.2GHz, some 512MB of RAM, and 2GB of internal storage. 

Fortunately, a microSD card slot (supporting microSD cards up to 64GB in size) is also a prominent part of the specs sheet, as microSD cards are still among the often-sought features of low-end smartphones.

We also have a 3MP camera at the back, complemented by a 0.3MP selfie shooter at the front of the Galaxy V Plus. In the meantime, we have a 1,500mAh battery at the back keeping the lights on.

The phone doesn't come with LTE connectivity (only 3G one is on board), but that was to be expected; we have two SIM card slots on board, though. Software-wise, it will be of no surprise that Samsung's TouchWiz UI is domineering the handset's interface. In this case, it's running atop Android 4.4 KitKat.

The new low-end handset will be sold in Malaysia, with little to no info about its availability in other regions. The expected price tag is $82; the entry-level trooper will be available in the classic black and white.


source: Samsung via GSMDome

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40 Comments

1. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Failed.

9. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I thought that Galaxy V is only for Vietnamese market only (and failed)

15. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

This has worse specs than the S2

21. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Not only that but compare this to the Xiaomi Redmi 2 and it's price cut down to $96 (earlier PA article today) and we can see why Samsung has been losing prifts quarter after quarter....Poor Pricing & Poor Value for Money especially in the mid to low-end segments

24. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Not even comparable to the original S.

37. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Competing with the 2011 specs in the iphone 6... And will probably still beat it

18. kamejoko

Posts: 252; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

sure. samsung still stupid and have stupid price with stupid phone. Hope ss come down soon. CEO mobile of ss too old and too stupid.

38. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Its an $82 handset outright. That's a lot of handset for $82. Only stupid here is you stupid. Not everyone can afford $899 iphone 6 16gb lol

23. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Where the heck are tech2, PapaSmurf, AnTuTu, and SuperNova? l always wanted to see their opinion about something like this article.

28. waddup121 unregistered

nooope.

29. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Do yiu live in the country where this is going to be sold? SO HOW IS IT A FAILURE? You dont know anything do you? The fact you're looking at a phone that sint going to be sold in the USA, and is designed for the lowend shows I'm right I purchased a Galaxy V for my wife's son who is still in the Philippines. He doesn't need a fancy phone. The Philippines has terrible data plans and this phone works just fine. It doesn't need top specs. What kind of phone does a person who makes $300USD on average needs? You're just stupid to called a low spec phoen a failure when it is going to be sold in an area where the vast majority cant afford the same type of phoen you can. That's the biggest problem with fools who have to much money, they dotn understand how hard it is to live without it. In fact most of my wife's family have fancy phones because we bought them here and sent them the device at XMAS. If we didnt sent them, they wouldnt be able to afford them at all. They dont care about specs. They care about having a nice brand name device and the fact it came from the USA makes it even nicer.

36. xnga123

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

wife's son?lol

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yea its a failure, because expecting a phone that costs less than $100USD should have top of the line specs. If people had as much brains as money. A phone made to costs less than $100USD, isn't goign to be spec'd liek a flagship or mid-range phone that is now 3 or 4 years old that you can now buy for $100USD. Example, the Droid Butterfly which is a very nice 1080p phone with decent cameras can be bought for around $100-150, but it is now a 3 year old device that didnt have raving sales so now its cheap. But you cant expect a phone to be made with those specs now to cost $100. After all, Apple is using 2012 specs, and I can buy a phone now that was made in 2012 with the same specs for about $300

2. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

No point of selling this crap. Heck, Even iphone has better specs

7. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Of course. iPhone is certainly more expensive than this.

39. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

$82 vs $899... and the $82 handset can have 64gb storage + removable battery :p HAHAHAHA

41. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Such a pointless hater comment. The performance though, is it 2015? No.

3. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Sorry, redmi 1s offer a better spec with same price

5. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I agree

4. NitishNK

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 03, 2015

a big fail.... android on a 512mb ram... jst like their galaxy star series.. all of my frnds who owned them are now opting out of samsung.

40. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Didn't the iphone have 512mb ram up until the 5 series? :

6. Roland_

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

coming to other markets as the Samsung Galaxy Trend 2 Lite. SM-G318H.

8. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

WTF Samsung is doing. They have Samsung Galaxy Note Edge S Active Alpha Mega Grand Prime Core Duos Mini Trend Fresh V E J A Y Neo Win Fame Star Plus Advance Pro

33. DevilsAdvocate

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

you forgot Z

34. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

And Pocket K Zoom

10. BoobyBuster

Posts: 62; Member since: Jun 18, 2015

Another day another shamedung trash for blind fanboys ROFL. On top of that it runs lagdroid. Lagdroid + Shamedung = EPIC FAIL!

11. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

TOP KEK at your life.

12. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Samsung are doing an apple and using 2011 specs, at least apples current models have specs from 2012.

35. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Exactly, but it run smooth like other Samsung flagship.

13. janno

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

What is Samsung thinking? Does it really have no cohesive strategy AT ALL? Galaxy V Plus? Where the hell did that come from?! It almost started to "get it" with the A3, A5 and A7..and now it's adding A8, and later problably A1, A2, A4, A6 and A9 - because why not?! Samsung should be selling only 3 smartphone models, or 5 at most: One for $150 - let's call it A1 (2015, 2016, etc) $300 - A3 $450 - A5 $600 - S-series $750 Note -series THAT'S IT! And they should sell the EXACT SAME 5 MODELS globally, and they should all get updates for 3 YEARS! Enough of this flooding the market with randomly named crappy devices nobody cares about, for every $50 difference in price.

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