Samsung have announced a new addition to their hugely popular Galaxy range in the shape of the affordable Samsung Galaxy Pocket.
Smaller and cheaper than some of the big-screen beefcakes at the top of the Galaxy range, the Pocket comes with a mere 2.8-inch 320 x 240 pixel screen, backed by a leisurely 832MHz processor.
Around the back, there’s a modest 2-megapixel fixed focus camera, while connectivity options include 3.6Mbps HSDPA , Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi.
Measuring up at a diminutive 103.7 x 57.5 x 12mm and weighing just 97g, the Galaxy Pocket runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, liberally dashed with Samsung’s TouchWiz skin over the top.
Onboard memory adds up to just 3GB, but at least there’s a microSD card slot, offering up to 32GB additional memory.
Although the battery is a mere slither of a thing at 1200mAh cell, it should still keep the thing powered for a decent amount of time, considering the low specs.
“This new device adds further breadth to the choice of smartphones we currently offer and provides a smartphone experience for even more customers at an affordable price” purred Samsung’s Simon Stanford, vice-president, UK and IRE Telecommunications and Networks Division.
Samsung have yet to announce just how much this little fella is going to cost, but there’s no doubting it’ll be at the cheapo end of the market.
There’s no set date for a UK release yet either, but we’ll take a stab and say it’ll be here in the next couple of months.
Here’s the press guff:
SAMSUNG INTRODUCES THE GALAXY POCKETNew addition to the Galaxy portfolio provides affordable option for customers6th March 2012, London, UK – Samsung Electronics today announces the latest addition to its Android powered Galaxy portfolio, the Galaxy Pocket. Featuring AndroidTM 2.3, this new smartphone offers those on the lookout for a new handset, a stylish portable option.The Galaxy Pocket’s slim design makes it ideal for use whilst on the move and features a 2.8” display so that content and images can be viewed easily. The device features an upgraded TouchWiz user interface making menu navigation a smooth and efficient experience.Connecting with others and sharing content is quick and easy thanks to the Galaxy Pocket’s social networking and communication features. Samsung’s ChatON cross-platform communication service connects all phone users into a single community, enabling spontaneous messaging, group chatting and content sharing so customers can stay in touch more easily.In addition, the Galaxy Pocket’s Social Hub enables owners to see their Instant Messaging, social network and email communications in a single inbox for added convenience when they are travelling to and from work or out shopping.The Galaxy Pocket offers 3GB of user memory, which can be expanded by a SD memory card up to an additional 32GB, for applications, MP3 files and photos, as well as an in-built FM radio which can be tuned into a favourite station. Integrated high-speed Wi-Fi and HSDPA 3.6 connectivity mean multimedia content can be downloaded fast and keep owners entertained whilst they’re out and about.Simon Stanford, Vice President, UK & IRE Telecommunications & Networks Division: “With the Samsung Galaxy Pocket, we are building on the features we know our customers enjoy and get the most out of. This new device adds further breadth to the choice of smartphones we currently offer and provides a smartphone experience for even more customers at an affordable price.”The Galaxy Pocket will be available in the UK later this year.Samsung Galaxy Pocket Product Specifications:
- Network – HSDPA 3.6UMTS 900/2100
- EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
- Processor: 832MHz Processor
- Display: 2.8” QVGA(240×320) TN LCD
- OS: Android 2.3(Gingerbread)
- Camera: Main(Rear): 2 Megapixel Fixed Focus Camera
- Value-added Features
- Samsung TouchWiz UX, Samsung Apps, Samsung Kies, Social Hub, Integrated Messaging(Email, SNS), Contacts, Calendar Sync, Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
- Android Market™, Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Maps™,Syncing with Google Calendar™, Google Search, Google +
- A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n
- 3GB User memory, microSD (up to 32GB)
- Battery: Li-ion 1,200 mAh