Samsung has lately realized that it can make big profits from economy range Android phones costing Rs. 10000 and less. The success of Galaxy 3 and Galaxy Y has been another feather-in-the-cap for the Korean giant. And there’s news that Samsung has announced another budget Android smartphone called Galaxy Pocket.
The Galaxy Pocket has just been announced in London and will arrive in the UK “later this year,” bearing a 2.8-inch screen with a resolution of 240×320 (QVGA), a 832MHz processor and a 3GB of expandable storage.
The phone main USP is its small size and being lightweight – which it truly is – weighing merely 97g in your pocket! The phone will include HSDPA support (3G in layman’s terms) and will be preloaded with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) as expected. It has a 2MP rear camera and support for Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0 and Wi-Fi too.
The phone has a TouchWiz User Interface atop the Android one. It looks classic and simple, with just one big menu button in front and menu and return buttons on left and right respectively. The device comes with Samsung’s ChatON messenger.
Other social features include Google+ integration and Social Hub. The phone will come along with the default Android Market and the Samsung Apps, giving you an endless choice when downloading apps!
A bad thing is that it will be without GPS (Global Positioning System) support, making Google Maps fans a rather distressed lot. It will however include the A-GPS (Assisted Global Positioning System) – which is also a kind of positioning system that uses the mobile towers locations to track your position.
The phone reportedly is even cheaper than the Galaxy Y and is expected to be priced below INR 7000 ($140) approx.
We can’t wait to get our hands on this little dynamite!