Technology giant Samsung released an affordable Android handset, Galaxy Star Pro, in the Indian market on Tuesday.

Samsung Galaxy Star Pro sports a 4.0-inch TFT WVGA screen with 480x800p resolution and runs on Android v4.1 OS Jelly Bean powered by a 1GHz single-core A5 processor. It packs 512MB RAM and 4GB inbuilt memory which can expanded up to 32GB via microSD slot.

The new Samsung phone flaunts a 2.0-megapixel camera on the rear side and has support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, EDGE/GPRS and micro-USB v2.0 port. It is currently available at e-retailer Home Shop 18 for ₹6,989 and will be made available in retail outlets soon.

The new Galaxy Star Pro will be pitted against Micromax Canvas Viva A72, Karbonn Smart A26 and Nokia's flagship Asha smartphone series.

It is to be noted that new low-cost smartphone is the successor to Galaxy Star, which was released four months ago for ₹5,240. The device packs pretty much the same features as Galaxy Star Pro sans the display size. Galaxy Star flaunts a 3.0-inch TFT screen.

Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy Star Pro:

Model Samsung Galaxy Star Pro
Display 4.0-inch WVGA TFT screen with 480x800p resolutions
OS Android v4.1 Jelly Bean
Processor Single-core A5 processor with 1GHz speed
Storage capacity 4GB, expandable up to 32GB
Camera Main: 2.0-megapixel camera(No front camera )
Battery 1500 mAh;Talk time: 15 hours;

Standby time: 370 mAh;

Add-ons Dual-SIM,Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), micro-USB v2.0, Bluetooth, microSD card, EDGE/GPRS
Dimensions 121.2 x 62.7 x 10.6 mm
Weight 121 g
Price ₹6,989/-