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Samsung launches Nexus S handset

Samsung Electronics, a leading mobile phone provider, announced on Wednesday the launch of Nexus S smartphone in the Indian market. Developed in partnership with Google, Nexus S is powered by Gingerbread (Android 2.3 platform).

Addressing presspersons here Ranjit Yadav, Country Head, Samsung Mobile and IT, said this was the first handset from Samsung with a four-inch super clear curved LCD screen and near field communication (NFC) technology which allowed users to read information from nearby tags that were embedded with NFC chips.

The features included Wi-Fi hotspot, true multitasking and access to over 1.50 lakh applications and widgets on Android market.

The phone comes with a 16 GB internal memory and a powerful battery which provides a talk time of up to 6.7 hours on 3G (14 hours on 2G) and a standby time upto 17.8 days on 3G (29.7 days on 2G). The Nexus S is priced at Rs.29,590.

The company has also launched five new Android-powered Galaxy smart phones — Galaxy Pro, Ace, Fit, Pop and Galaxy Pop CDMA.

These are priced at Rs. 13,750, Rs. 17,040, Rs. 11,870, Rs. 12,290 and Rs. 10.500 respectively.

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