Samsung Guru 1175 GSM phone launched in India

Friday, May 7, 2010, 10:10 by Tech Correspondent

Samsung has launched another budget phone from its popular Guru series, the Samsung Guru 1175, in India.The Samsung Guru 1175 is available at a price of Rs 1690. The phone looks quite decent, with a patterned battery cover
and candybar shape, for the price.

Samsung Guru 1175 photo

Photo: Samsung Guru 1175

The Samsung Guru 1175 has a 1.52-inch display screen with a resolution of 128 x 128 inches. The phones measures 108.5×45.95×14.4 mm.

The phone works only on GSM networks.

The Samsung Guru 1175 offers an unique feature called Bike mode. This feature allows users to take only emergency calls while riding their motorcycles. In the profile settings, users can choose and configure only those contacts from which they would accept phone calls while riding. The other users will get the busy response.

Photo: Samsung Guru 1175 rear view

Users can also configure an automatic call response that allows calls to be connected via a handset without punching in buttons.

Other specifications of this low-cost phone include 1 MB storage, advanced mobile tracker, torch with capacity of 38 hours, SOS messages, Indian calendar, voice key notes, 40 polyphonice and MP3 ringtones, and FM radio with a play time of 23 hours.

The Samsung Guru 1175 is equipped with an Indian calendar, nine regional languarges, capacity to store up to 1000 contacts, and 500 SMSes.

The phones comes with a 1000 mAh battery that offers a talk time of upto 12 hours. The Samsung Guru 1175 also offers games, such as Carrom, Sudoku, Cricket, and Super Jewel Quest.

Meanwhile, in an interesting development as far as budget phones in India are concerned, Vodafone has launched the Vodafone 150 phone priced at only Rs 700.

The phone that comes bundled in with prepaid card with lifetime validity up to December 18, 2015, also offers a miniUSB connector, 500 mAh battery, talk time up to 5 hours and standby time up to 400 hours, torch, calculator, and storage capacity of up to 100 contacts.

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