Samsung Rex Series – Low Budget Non-Android Phones Unveiled

by February 18, 2013 0 comments

The Korean gadget manufacturer recently announced the new Samsung Rex series. The series comprises of four non-Android smart phones running on the Java platform. The handsets will cost you something between Rs. 4000 and Rs. 7000. Tech experts speculate it to be Samsung’s latest strategy to overshadow Nokia’s Asha series. Interestingly, the Rex series is solely developed in India, keeping in mind the Indian customers. So, if you are looking out for a budget smartphone, you surely would want to pick one of these.

Samsung Rex Series


Rex 60

Rex 70

Rex 80

Rex 90






SIM support





Primary Camera

1.3 MP

2 MP

3.15 MP

3.15 MP

Internal Memory

30 MB

10 MB

20 MB

10 MB

SD Capacity

Up to 16 GB

Up to 32 GB

Up to 16 GB

Up to 32 GB

Price (Approx)

Rs. 4280

Rs. 4570

Rs. 5270

Rs. 6490

All of these devices come preloaded with some fabulous apps such as G-Talk, Opera browser, Facebook and ChatON. However, one thing that might disappoint you a bit is the lack of 3G support. The handsets are powered by a 1000 mAh Li-Ion battery.

Having talked about the features, let us now have a quick comparison between the Samsung Rex and the Nokia Asha series.

In terms of looks, the Asha series smartphones seem to be quite different from Nokia’s mainstream smartphones, but is truly eye-catching. However, Samsung on the other hand plans to keep things simple. So, the Rex series might probably remind you of the Samsung Galaxy pocket or the Samsung Star II.

Although the new Rex series runs on the Java platform, it does have an Android like user-interface, while the Asha series seemed to have added no unique elements to its operating system. Moreover, Rex allows you to add up to 8 home screens and customize them according to your personal requirement.

Rex offers a better screen size ranging from 2.8 to 3.5-inch as compared to Nokia Asha series phones which have screens s varying from 1.8 to 3-inches. This could be a decisive factor for people are known to prefer to large sized screen.

Both, Rex and the Asha series gives you access to some amazing apps from their respective app stores.  The Nokia Asha series has a camera starting from a VGA to 5 MP, while the best Rex offers is a 3.15 MP camera.

So, what does Samsung actually intend to do by offering the new Rex series? According to an authentic internal source, Samsung, by launching the brand new smartphone series is trying to compel feature phone users to upgrade to a smartphone at a price that’s well within their budget. Well, no doubt, the features do seem to be quite promising, but will the Indian audience give it thumbs up? You need to wait and watch.

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