In face of strict competition, Samsung has announced a new starter-range smartphone called the Galaxy V Plus. The successor to the last year’s Galaxy V comes for $82 and has just the features to make it usable.

The display at the front is a 4” capacitive TFT LCD panel with WVGA (800 x 480) resolution. The phone follows the usual design language of Samsung. Dual-SIM support is found here by default and every phone will come with two micro-SIM slots.

Underneath, the phone comes with a 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor, 512 MB RAM and 4GB internal storage, out of which approx. 2 GB will be usable. Those are surely unflattering figures but the phone is surely not trying to prove itself as a power-performer either. There is a microSD card slot to expand it further.

At the back is a 3 megapixel camera with 480p video recording at 30 fps, along with a complimentary front-facing shooter which comes with a 480p camera too. The phone comes with 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 for connectivity. At the back is a 1,500 mAh battery to power.

The Galaxy V Plus will be available in two colors: Black and White. As said it will retail for $82 which is just about fine for a branded phone which runs Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box (and TouchWiz on top of it).

For that price, it will face stiff competition from the likes of Microsoft Lumia and other Chinese brands and we’re not sure if it has the tools to compete.

Galaxy V Plus Specifications:

  • CPUSamsung-Galaxy-V-Plus-03-570: 1.2 Ghz dual-core
  • OS: Android 4.4 KitKat customized with TouchWiz
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G
  • Dual-SIM support (2 micro-SIM slots)
  • Display: 4” with 800 x 480 resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 512 MB
    • Internal: 4 GB
    • Card slot: Yes, up to 64 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 3 megapixel with 480p resolution
    • Secondary: Yes, 480p
  • Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Battery: 1,500 mAh, removable
  • Colors: Black/White
  • Price: $82
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