Samsung Galaxy Chat is announced – Ice Cream Sandwich flavored, packs a QWERTY keyboard

Samsung Galaxy Chat is announced – Ice Cream Sandwich flavored, packs a QWERTY keyboard
Remember that low-end Samsung QWERTY smartphone that leaked a couple of days ago? Yeah, the device has just been announced officially. It is called the Samsung Galaxy Chat and it is an entry-level Android 4.0 device made for people who still favor physical keyboards over those pesky virtual ones. 

As far as specs go, here is what has been confirmed so far: the Samsung Galaxy Chat has a 3-inch display with... QVGA resolution. Yikes! The camera on its back is of 2 megapixels and has no flash, the 4GB of on-board storage can be expanded with a microSD card, and the battery inside it has a capacity of 1,200mAh. The unit itself weighs 112 grams and is 11.7 millimeters thick. Interestingly, one of the images suggests that an LTE version of the smartphone is being planned, although in our opinion, that is most likely a mistake. We have no information yet regarding the processor inside the Samsung Galaxy Chat, but we doubt it will be something that will shatter any Quadrant highscores.

On the software side, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich comes pre-installed, which is a plus. Samsung's ChatON messaging app is pre-loaded and can be launched with a dedicated key. Additionally, the smartphone comes with the S Planner app, Game Hub, AllShare Play, and a "customizable favorites tray".

Expect seeing the Samsung Galaxy Chat on shelves starting this month. It will be first made available in Spain followed by other countries in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, China, Southeast Asia, and Southwest Asia. Pricing remains unknown and will likely vary by region, but we expect the handset to be quite competitively priced.

source: Samsung



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Galaxy Chat
  • Display 3.0" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Battery 1200 mAh(5.00h 3G talk time)

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22 Comments

1. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

i think it's cool. i like the design so much! too bad it's too low end for me. i really am hoping BB embraces Android and make a white Touch and Type BOLD with a 3.5 or more screen... RIM, embrace your destiny!

19. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

hmmm blackberry bold + android 4.1 wvga screen = a buy for me

2. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

hey look a blackberry galaxy

3. kamil

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

looks like the gs3 with qwerty key keypad

4. easymomo

Posts: 91; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

Ohhh Samsung can read my mind ! This will be my next phone. If only it was more powerfull ... With phone + my Galaxy Note, I don't need any other phone ... till November (Galaxy Note II)

5. kingstandup

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Awesome! I've been waiting for a Samsung Galaxy with Android phone that has a full QWERTY keyboard. I'm sure this doesn't hold a torch to the Samsung Galaxy S III, but I am still excited about it. I, like many others, am not so good with touch screen devices (with the exception of my Samsung Galaxy Tab - but that's a different story.) I'm almost certain this will be my next phone. I just hope the keyboard buttons are a good size.

6. kunyuk

Posts: 56; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

So that's why sgs don't get ics 240 x 320 pixels, 3.0 inches (~133 ppi pixel density), cpu 800 MHz

7. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

ohh..this little mobile can get touchwiz nature ux of the s3 but why not my s2 can?

9. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Who says it has the Nature UX? It's just regular touchwiz

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

*looks at the pictures of the device* looks like Nature UX to me. :P

16. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

look at app drawer button that determins everything

8. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Entry phone, not high end. I do believe every Samsung fone runnin Android will have nature ux, i mean its their new touchwiz, so im guesin dey will use it on their new devices. NEW, not OLD!

10. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Why the hell this phone has lower specs than the Original Galaxy s and can run ICS + Touchwiz ? Even the desire C can run sense 4 + ICS . Please dont be lazy and update SGS1 !

21. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

please dont be lazy and do it yourself :). The Nexus S is getting 4.1, which is the near identical sister to the SGS1. That means ports and ROMs will be shortly behind as always. Devs are already at work on it. The 4.1 source code was just released less than 24 hrs ago so be patient.

22. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Just sad to see Samsung abandon old phones . Instead of keep releasing new ones they can just keep older devices like the original galaxy s . Still using your Tmobile galaxy s1 ? Why don't get a galaxy nexus like I do now

12. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I'm hoping they will have a high end, landscape slider phone out soon.

13. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

That's the phone my friend is looking

14. jcasey

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

Oh, yes!!!! Just what Im waiting for . If Samsung release this smartphone with the specs of galaxyiii, it will be the death of Blackberry.

18. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

are you kidding? this phone is terrible! 800 mhz, qvga, 2 mp camera? why would anyone want to use ics on that thing? absolutly terrible experince and with a 1200 ma battery, this is going to last like 6 hours then its going to be done, espioecially with ics blackberry will crush this

15. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

QVGA resolution? LMAO! They seriously couldn't have at least given it HVGA or something?

17. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

please be armv6 please be armv6

20. killzone95

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 10, 2012

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