Samsung has silently introduced the CDMA version of its popular entry level Android phone Samsung Galaxy Y. The phone is available through Flipkart.com for Rs 7,490 and comes with a free 8 GB memory card.
The phone is similar to what is already available in the GSM version; the Galaxy Y CDMA works on Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, and comes with a 2 megapixel primary camera, a 3 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, and 600 MHz processor.
It comes with FM radio, is WiFi enabled and has expandable storage capacity of 32 GB. The phone will support EVDO network of CDMA operators with 3.1 Mbps speed.
This phone is available without a SIM and can be used on any CDMA network including Reliance, Tata Docomo, and MTS.
There are few entry level smartphones for CDMA users; MTS mTag is one. While most manufacturers make CDMA versions of their smartphones, there are very few phones which operators have brought into India. Mobile brands have not focused on this segment either as it constitutes less than 10 per cent of the overall mobile handset market in India.