Touchscreen phones are gaining currency even in the developing world and with these markets being highly sensitive to prices, Samsung has “championed” the cause of low-cost touchscreen phones in countries like India with the new Samsung Champ. The device features a 2.4-inches QVGA touchscreen display, 1.3-Megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.1, FM Radio, media player, dual speakers with 3D sound effects, 3.5 mm headset jacks and a 1000maAh battery that can offer a good 12 hours of talktime. The internal storage is just 30MB, but this can be expanded further with microSD cards.
The Samsung Champ comes in a few color variations – black, brown, white and pink. And at Rs. 4000, the price is extremely affordable to the Indian audience. That is close to $86.
The highlight of the unit is its touchscreen functionalities since I am not aware of too many touchscreen handsets at this price. That could mean Samsung is in for some serious business and expect them to sell off quite a few units at this price.