Success breeds imitation and we have the next Galaxy S remake to bear witness. But make no mistake about it – the Samsung I9003 Galaxy SL is not just another clone. Samsung has phased out the super successful I9000 Galaxy S and launched an updated version in India for just under Rs 20000.
Although its actually hard to notice a difference on the outside, this new device has got a new screen, a new CPU and a different battery.
The Galaxy SL comes with Super LCD 4.0-inch 800 x 480 Touchscreen display instead of Super AMOLED screen found on the Galaxy S. Super Clear LCD is somewhat inferior to SuperAMOLED.
The Galaxy SL has a weaker PowerVR SGX530 GPU as compared to that of Galaxy S which comes with PowerVR SGX540 GPU.
Battery life of updated version is better which now comes with 1650mAh battery compared to 1500mAh battery on the Galaxy S.
Other features include 5 MP autofocus camera with face, smile and blink detection; 720p HD video recording at 30fps; Android 2.2 OS.
I find the Android 2.2 device extremely value for money in Indian market and think would give a tough competition to recently launched Motorola Defy in the same price range.
If you are eager enough, pre-order this device from Flipkart.