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Samsung Galaxy Pocket delivers Gingerbread on the cheap

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Samsung Galaxy Pocket delivers Gingerbread on the cheap
If you thought that the Samsung Galaxy mini 2 was pretty low-end, just take a look at the Samsung Galaxy Pocket. The smartphone has just been announced officially becoming the most basic offering in the company's current portfolio of Android smartphones. It is a handset stripped down of all bells and whistles, which makes it suitable for budget-conscious consumers.

What the Samsung Galaxy Pocket has to offer is an 832MHz single-core processor and a 2.8-inch display with QVGA resolution. On its back we have a really basic fixed focus camera of 2 megapixels, and a 1,200mAh battery resides under its back cover. You also get a 3.6Mbps 3G radio, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, and 3 gigabytes of on-board storage.

Samsung Galaxy Pocket delivers Gingerbread on the cheap
All of that is confined inside of a body with a thickness of 12 millimeters. The device itself tips the scale at the respectable 97 grams. In terms of software, the smartphone runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread enhanced with goodies like the usual set of Google applications, Samsung's ChatON service, and, of course, the TouchWiz user interface.

The Samsung Galaxy Pocket will be available in the UK later this year, yet we have no word as to whether it will ever come to the U.S. Pricing has not been disclosed, but we doubt that the smartphone will burn a hole through anyone's budget.

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posted on 06 Mar 2012, 04:31 3

1. plgladio (Posts: 314; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

More phones, so anyone needed can go for one.. Hmmm since they are hardware manufacturers they release new phones every week. Whereas software developers release one version every 6 months..

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 04:47 2

2. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 418; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

samsung mobiles are available for every class people.great job samsung.keep it up.nokia phones are costly than samsung with same specs.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 04:54 2

3. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Give me a lower MHz CPU and a bigger screen . As I guess people that buy that product will only use it to make phone calls / text but wants to play some apps

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 05:12 3

4. Firedrops (Posts: 249; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)

I don't get it, what's with Samsung's sudden mob of phones so low-end that they were considered low-ends even in jan 2011? Do they honestly need 10 600~800MHz phones on the market?

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 05:50 2

5. Crossblade (Posts: 215; Member since: 21 Apr 2005)

I am looking forward to phones that deliver ICS on the cheap!

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 06:17 1

6. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

why continue to push out gingerbread phones really this is why android will fail

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 15:52

11. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

its a low end phone lol you think they going to announce ics on a super budget phone before the s3.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 07:20 1

7. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

game boy pocket,now galaxy pocket,xperia mini lite!

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 11:02

8. c.hack (Posts: 614; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)

Another crap droid phone with a 2010 OS. Small phone for the small fandroid minds.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 11:38 1

9. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

that screen is way too small for an onscreen keyboard.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 14:10

10. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

just a bad design all around. No problem with low end, but would it have killed them to do better than 240x320 resolution on a 2.8 inch screen? Its going to look and feel awful to use. Maybe this is one of those $70 smartphones that Eric Schmidt was talking about.

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