Samsung to cover other end of ICS spectrum with low cost handset featuring BlackBerry-esque QWERTY

Samsung to cover other end of ICS spectrum with low cost handset featuring BlackBerry-esque QWERTY
Samsung already has one end of the Ice Cream Sandwich spectrum covered with the high-end Samsung Galaxy S III. Now, it appears that the Korean manufacturer has the other end covered with the Samsung GT-B5330. This is a low end model that according to GLBenchmarks will have Android 4.0.4 installed out of the box. The benchmark site also reveals that the phone will have a processor clocked at 850MHz under the hood.

Other specs were revealed from the Chinese certification process including a QVGA resolution screen of unknown size, 3G connectivity, and a BlackBerry-esque physical portrait QWERTY keyboard. We can't say for sure what countries the GT-B5330 will be offered in, and therefore we can't give you any pricing or launch details at the moment. 

source: SammyHub via Phandroid

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6 Comments

1. akbar

Posts: 62; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

Very bad they have removed the optical touchpad from last years B5510. Also no flash (I want it for the torch not for the photos) Are we going to see reasonably specked, with decent resolution (640x480 at least) landscape QWERTY device with Android, which is real competitor to Bold 9900. I am sick and tired of this low-spec crap.

2. AndrewRamirez

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

Why create crap phones like this instead of updating phones like the GALAXY W to ICS??? WHY SAMSUNG, WHY?!? ):(

3. androidsbiggestfan

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

This looks like a phone from 2006.

4. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

rubbish

5. SleepingOz unregistered

FUGLY!

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

we need more high-end portrait keyboard phones. Droid Pro 2 anyone?

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