Samsung has launched two new Android 2.1-based 3G-enabled smartphones in India, the Galaxy 3 (15801) and Galaxy 5 (15503), priced at n2,300 and nO,200 respectively.

Out of the two, the Galaxy 3 is the higher-end device, though both phones fea¬ture Samsung's Touch WIZ 3.0 VI, 3G connectivity, the Layar Reality Browser, Social Hub and Allshare social net¬working tools, as well as Swype text input.

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The Galaxy 3 has a 3.2-inch screen, a 3.2MP camera with geo-tagging and face/smile detection, microSD expand¬abilityupt032GB, Wi-Fi802.11 b/g/n, DNSe, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, GPS and A-GPS, and loads more.

The Galaxy 5 has a 2.8-inch screen, a 2 MP camera with geo-tagging, microSD expand¬ability up to 16GB, Wi- Fi 802.11 big, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, GPS and A-GPS, and more.

Ranjit Yadav, Director, Mobile & IT, Samsung Electronics, commented on the launch of the two phones in India: "In the open OS area, our strategy is to offer consumers with whatever they want. As a result we are offering mobiles based on the Android, Samsung Galaxy 3 and 5 Windows and our own proprietary OS Bada in the Indian market.

With the launch of these two smart¬phones, Samsung's smart¬phone portfolio now boasts of 4 feature-rich models at a price we plan to a have a portfolio of 8-9 smart¬phone models and expect to notch up a 20% market share in the smartphone market."