Affordable Samsung Star II S5260 officially announced

Samsung has officially unveiled its second-generation Star phone, called Samsung Star II S5260 (we knew this was going to happen at some point).

Like the first Star, sold in more than 30 million units worldwide, the Star II is not a smartphone and uses Samsung’s TouchWiz UI (version 3.0).

According to Samsung, the new handset “has been designed to deliver a superior mobile social networking experience, bringing together a user’s total social life in one device and giving constant connection to networks, groups, friends and family.”

The Star II features a 3 inch WQVGA screen, Wi-Fi, QuickType by t9 Trace for “a faster and easier way to input text than standard texting”, Facebook and Twitter apps, 3.2 camera, and MicroSD card support. It does not have 3G, in case you were wondering.

Starting next month (February), the Samsung Star II S5260 will be available in Germany and other European markets, as well as in the CIS, India, the Middle East, and South America. The phone’s official price has not been announced, but it’s said it should be around €125 ($168). Will the Star II top 30 million units sold? I doubt it, although Samsung hopes it to “mirror the success of its predecessor.”

Via Press release

Author: Florin

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