Samsung to Launch I9003 Galaxy SL in India
Recently, Samsung launched the updated version of the popular Android smartphone, I9000 Galaxy S, abroad. Called the I9003 Galaxy SL, the new version has a Super Clear LCD, which has the same size (4.0-inch) and resolution (800 x 480) of the Super AMOLED display found on the Galaxy S. The Galaxy SL is also slightly thicker than the Galaxy S (10.6mm against 9.9mm) but has a bigger 1650mAh battery compared to 1500mAh battery on the S. The Galaxy SL, however, has a weaker PowerVR SGX530 graphics processor compared to the PowerVR SGX540 GPU on the Galaxy S. It comes with Android 2.2 Froyo pre-installed with Samsung's TouchWiz interface running on top.
The Galaxy SL will be re-branded as the Galaxy S for India and will come with 4GB internal memory instead of the 16GB memory available on the model sold abroad. The best thing about it, however, is the price. While the older Galaxy S was sold for Rs. 27,999 till it sold out, the new Galaxy S will be sold for just Rs. 19,499. Although you do get a slightly worse display, weaker graphics and lesser built-in memory, the price difference is substantial enough to make up for those things. And for the time the Galaxy S was on sale, it was undoubtedly the best Android phone in the market and now, with the new price it is an even greater value-for-money product.