iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S II both set to debut this Friday in India

Thu, May 26, 2011


The iPhone is set to go on sale in India this coming Friday on the mobile carrier Aircel. Despite launching many months later, the iPhone 4 in India isn’t going to be cheap with the 16GB model set for sale at 34,500 rupees or about $763. The 32GB model will set you back Rs 40,00 or about $905. We should point out, however, that the exorbitant up front cost is higher than it seems because Aircel customers will be eligible for a reverse subsidy program of sorts where they’ll be able to recoup the full cost of the iPhone over the 2 year subscription period via monthly credits.

Interestingly enough, also set to go on sale this Friday in India is the Samsung Galaxy S II, you know that device remarkably similar to the iPhone and one of the devices at the core of Apple’s recently filed lawsuit against Samsung for copying the look and feel of its iOS products. Samsung’s offering will be marginally more affordable than the iPhone, with a retail price starting at 32,890 rupees.

While we’re all familiar with the iPhone 4, here’s a bit of info on the Galaxy S II.

It comes with an impressive 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display running Android 2.3, a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, an 8MP camera, along with 1080p HD recording and playback. We can’t lie, that ain’t too shabby.

At the same time, the device’s UI looks awfully familiar. If only we could place it…

via The Hindu Business Line


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