Samsung's Galaxy brand stretches all the way from its flagship Galaxy S 4, down to sub-$200 offerings, covering practically every smartphone price-point along the way. Samsung rolled out the Galaxy Fame, which fits into this category, and the lower mid-range Galaxy Win Duos. The two were launched to the Indian market, and could make it to other emerging markets in the coming weeks.
The Galaxy Win Duos (pictured above), bearing model number GT-I8552, is the more premium of the two, featuring a more boxy Galaxy Ace-esque design. It features a rather impressive 4.7-inch screen for its segment, with an 800 x 480-pixel resolution (199 ppi). It features two micro-SIM slots, one of which gets 3G HSDPA (7.2 Mbps) support, while the other is strictly 2G. Other connectivity options include 802.11 b/g/n WLAN, and Bluetooth 3.0.
The Galaxy Win Duos is driven by a Qualcomm MSM8625Q chipset, which packs a quad-core Cortex-A5 CPU, and Adreno 203 graphics. The chipset is backed by 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of storage that's expandable to 32 GB with micro-SDHC. In the imaging department, you get a 5-megapixel primary camera, and a VGA front-facing one. The phone is driven by Android 4.1, and is powered by a 2,000 mAh battery. It is expected to be priced around the $300 mark (contract-free).
The Galaxy Fame, on the other hand, is a baseline entry-level smartphone, featuring a 3.5-inch display with 480 x 320 pixels resolution, a single-core Cortex-A7 CPU clocked at 1 GHz, backed by 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, and a micro-SDHC slot. You get the same set of cameras as the Galaxy Win Duos. The phone supports 3G HSDPA. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11 b/g/n WLAN. An NFC-enabled variant is in the works. Also featured are Android 4.1 operating system, and a 1,300 mAh battery. This model occupies a sub-$200 price-point.