Samsung Thursday expanded its “Guru” range of budget cell phones in India with the release of a dual-SIM device called the Guru E2152. Priced approximately Rs 3,500, the low-end featurephone is now available across the country.
Like a majority of Samsung’s Guru handsets, the E2152, too, offer basic calling and texting features and is targeted at people on low budgets, as well as at first time cell phone users. However, one difference though – the Guru E2152 offers support for dual SIM cards.
It has a 2-inch TFT (a type of LCD) 128×160 pixel display, a basic VGA camera, and can play FM radio. The device also has an MP3 player, a dedicated music button and support for nine regional languages. A 1000mAh battery promises up to 11 hours of talk time.
For those of you wondering about how to add extra storage to the device, well, Samsung’s new Guru cell phone has a slot for microSD cards. The E2152 supports Bluetooth and WAP. Read more about Samsung Guru phones in India
The Guru E2152 comes preloaded with social networking apps from Twitter, Facebook, etc. and instant messengers such as Yahoo and IM. The phone even has a built-in ‘fake call’ feature that you might find handy should you want to escape a sticky situation.
All in all, the E2152 is good value for money. So if one is looking to buy his/her first cell phone, this is a pretty good option.
Almost every cell phone manufacturer is producing dual-SIM devices for India. Nokia recently launched a dual-SIM phone in the country and numerous smaller players such as Lemon Mobiles, Olive and Zen Mobiles already have similar products in the market. Spice Mobiles launched two dual SIM devices earlier this month. Spice M 6363 and Spice M 5161 are feature rich phones, and while one costs less than Samsung’s Guru E2152, the other is more expensive.