Just a week after Samsung unveiled its biggest phone ever in India, the original phablet from the company’s stables – Galaxy Note – has taken a price cut. The first Galaxy Note, which was launched in 2011, is officially priced at Rs 28,050 on the South Korean company’s India website, but can now be purchased for Rs 21,500 via online retailers.
Samsung Galaxy Note features a 5.3-inch SuperAMOLED screen with 1280×720 resolution and 285ppi pixel density. This phone recently received the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update, and will also be upgraded to Android 4.2. Under the hood, it packs a 1.4GHz dual-core processor with 1GB RAM and offers 16GB onboard storage and microSD support up to 32GB.
On the back of Samsung Galaxy Note is an 8MP camera with LED flash, while a 2MP unit is located in the front. This phone has connectivity features like 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and microUSB 2.0. The 2,500mAh battery of the handset offers talk time of up to 13 hours. It was one of the first Android-powered devices to support a stylus.
At Rs 21,500, Samsung Galaxy Note will give competition to recently unveiled siblings like Galaxy Grand and Galaxy Mega 5.8. While Galaxy Grand has a 5-inch screen and costs approximately Rs 20,000 in the market, Galaxy Mega 5.8 has a 5.8-inch display and is available for Rs 24,900.
Recently, Samsung Galaxy S4, which was launched in India on the day of its global launch at a price tag of Rs 41,500, also received a price cut. The phone is now officially available for Rs 40,300 on Samsung India e-store, a reduction of Rs 1,200. Similarly, Galaxy Grand Quattro – the company’s cheapest phone with quad-core processor – got a price cut of Rs 1,360 and is now selling for Rs 16,900.