Even as everybody is eagerly anticipating Samsung’s upcoming flagship phone, the Galaxy S III; they’ve unveiled another budget smartphone in their Galaxy series. Samsung has announced the debut of its latest budget Android, the Galaxy Pocket. This new smartphone comes with a 2.8-inch display and runs Android 2.3 with their upgraded TouchWiz user interface onboard. The phone will come integrated with  Samsung's ChatON cross-platform communication service that connects all phone users into a single community, enabling spontaneous messaging, group chatting and content sharing. It will be powered by an 832 MHz processor and will come with 3GB of user memory. In addition, the Galaxy Pocket comes with Social Hub that enables owners to see their Instant Messaging, social network and e-mail communications in a single inbox.

Worthy of your pocket?

Worthy of your pocket?

Here’s what the spec sheet for the Galaxy Pocket looks like:

  • 2.8-inch QVGA capacitive touchscreen with a 240 x 320 pixel resolution
  • 832 MHz processor
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread 
  • 3GB user memory
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi
  • GPS with A-GPS support
  • Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, USB 2.0
  • 2 megapixel camera fixed focus camera, QVGA at 15fps video recording
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • Memory expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card
  • 3.5 mm handsfree socket
  • 1200 mAh Lithuim – ion battery

Simon Stanford, Vice President, UK & IRE Telecommunications & Networks Division stated that, “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.

We currently don’t have any pricing or availability details about the Galaxy Pocket, as of now. So stay tuned for more details. Till then, this looks like its going even cheaper than the Galaxy Y, which had a 3-inch screen. Or, there could be a trade off with the internal user memory as well. The rest of the stuff pretty much matches up between both these devices. What according to you should be price for Samsung’s new phone, the Galaxy Pocket? Let us know in the comments section below. 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,