There is a surprise gift to the mid range world from Samsung in the opening month of 2015 which goes by the name of Samsung Galaxy E5. It will be made available in this month along side with its higher variant, i.e. Galaxy E7. With the increase in growth of mid range sector, Samsung has introduced new E series of Smartphone and soon we will be watching their A series metal bodied Smartphone’s i.e., A3 and A5. This is a great show off from Samsung to start the New Year with surprises and we hope Samsung will keep surprising us for all the year with their gadgets.
Samsung Galaxy E5 being a lower variant flaunts a 5.0inch super AMOLED HD display with resolution of 720*1280pixels and pixel density of 294ppi unlike Galaxy E7 which has got a bigger 5.5inch super AMOLED display. Samsung Galaxy E5 comes preinstalled with Android v4.4.4 Kit Kat OS which is rumoured to be upgraded to v5.0 Lollipop in future and operates on Quad core 1.2GHz processor provided with 1.5GB RAM. This extra amount of RAM will be much essential to operate on a good speed and use multiple applications at a time without lags. It houses an 8MP autofocus primary camera with LED flash and 5MP front shooter for taking good quality selfies and video calling. It comes with onboard 16GB internal storage which can be upgraded up to 64GB via micro SD card. You will only see two basic sensors: accelerometer and proximity in this device while as gyro, barometer, ambient light sensor and rest of the sensors are not available. They network and connectivity options in this Smartphone are pretty basic i.e. GSM and HSDPA network compatibility and connectivity means are Bluetooth, GPS, and Wi-Fi. LTE is not present in this Smartphone. It is powered by a 2400mAh battery hoped to provide good backup.
According to the reports Samsung was the leading Smartphone selling brand in India in last year’s and leading by a big margin but from the onset of 2014 with the introduction of fairly priced Smartphone’s with awesome specifications from Indian locals like Micromax and Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi, the effect is clearly visible on the selling scale of Samsung in Asian-subcontinent. Samsung’s introduction of this mid range Smartphone might not provide fruitful sales in Asia because other local manufacturers are providing LTE enabled Smartphone’s at almost half of its cost. However it’s being reported that Samsung is planning Smartphone’s which can tackle the effects caused by Xiaomi, Micromax and other locals. The pricing for Galaxy E5 in India is Rs 19,300 which is good for what you are getting but might not fulfil the needs of mid rangers which is being fulfilled by locals much more effectively. The releases like Micromax Yureka, Redmi 2, etc can easily diminish the colours of this Smartphone. So, Samsung needs cards in hand to play the fair game in Asian market.