Samsung’s first low-end Android 4.4 KitKat phone (SM-G310) clears the FCC

Ever since Google announced Android 4.4 KitKat, which focuses on bringing a great experience to devices with as low as 512MB of RAM, people have been looking forward to budget devices running on KitKat out of the box. Samsung’s first such device was recently spotted in the wild, and now it looks like it could be nearing launch as it has been cleared by the FCC, which is often a good indication of the progress a device has made from the development stage towards market availability. The phone bears model number SM-G310, and like most Samsung budget phones, come in both single SIM and dual SIM flavors.

As for the specs, they’re pretty modest and in line with the hardware low-end devices carry. It has a 4-inch screen according to Indian import tracker site Zauba, a 5.7Wh battery (or 1,500 mAh), and, if an earlier tip is to be believed, it also sports a dual-core Broadcom BCM2763 processor clocked at 1.2GHz (or some other variant of Broadcom’s VideoCore chipsets.) With the Moto G selling like hot cakes the world over, Samsung would have to price the SM-G310 pretty well, at least in emerging markets, as running the latest version of Android alone won’t be enough to sell enough units of the handset.


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Should cost below $200USD