Unveiled back in January at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013 in Las Vegas, Samsung Galaxy Express made its debut on the market less than two weeks ago.
We reported about 10 days ago that Samsung had started the rollout of the Galaxy Express in Europe and that the first country to get the smartphone was Germany.
Unfortunately, the smartphone was way overpriced and was available for no less than €490/$630 outright.
The good news is that Samsung has decided to drop the Galaxy Express’ price to only €400/$510, which is still high for what it has to offer.
Esphoneblog reports that Samsung Galaxy Express has just landed in Finland and is now available for purchase for €400/$510 outright.
The Galaxy Express ships with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system, but has yet to be confirmed for an Android 4.2.2 upgrade.
We reported a few weeks ago that Samsung planned to upgrade most of its smartphones and tablets that packed a dual-core processor to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, thus including the Galaxy Express as well.
Hardware-wise, the Galaxy Express comes equipped with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
The phone sports a large 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen display with a rather low 480 x 800 pixels resolution.
On the back, the smartphone packs a 5-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and HD (720p) video recording, while on the front, there’s a secondary 1.3-megapixel camera for video calls.
Other highlights of the phone include: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, HSDPA and HSUPA supports, as well as NFC (Near Field Communication) and FM radio with RDS.
Samsung Galaxy Express is powered by a 2,000 mAh Li-Ion battery, which is rated by the manufacturer for up to 830 hours of standby time (770 hours in 3G mode) or up to 22.5 hours of talk time (11.5 hours in 3G mode).