Samsung India launches its most expensive smartphone

Samsung has launched its Galaxy Golden flip phone with dual-touchscreens in India. The company has priced the new gadget at Rs 51,900, making it the most expensive device in its line-up in the country.Galaxy Golden is powered by a dual-core 1.7 GHz processor and has 3.7-inch screens on the front and back. On the imaging front, there’s an 8MP rear unit with LED flash and a 1.9MP front camera. The phone runs on Android 4.2 operating system, 1.5GB RAM and packs a 1,820mAh battery.

Apart from the two touchscreens, the phone also has a T9 keypad for input. Hardware keys Back, Options and Home are placed in the alphanumeric keypad for the inner display, while the outer touchscreen has three buttons at the bottom.

Vineet Taneja, country head, Samsung Mobiles, said, “At Samsung, we are committed to making lives easier and smarter for our customers and Galaxy Golden does exactly that. With its innovative dual display and premium golden finish, Galaxy Golden brings together the best of touch and type experience on a smartphone.”

The device was unveiled in August, but was only available in the South Korean market.

Samsung recently cut the price of its Galaxy Note 3, which was the most expensive device in its portfolio till now. The device is officially priced at Rs 47,900 in the market at present. The company is also offering a 10% buyback on cards on the phone.

Other smartphones priced above Rs 50,000 in the Indian market are HTC Butterfly S and the upcoming Apple iPhone 5S.

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