After having their control over the high end smartphone market with ruling handset like Galaxy S, S II and Note, Samsung now tries to keep the control over the entry level handsets. With competition purely on verge in the low level market segment, Samsung has announced the arrival of Galaxy Pocket today in the market.
Samsung Galaxy Pocket SmartPhone
Coming to the specifications of Galaxy Note Pocket, it features a 2.8 inches QVGA display screen with 320 x 240 pixel resolution coming out with 832 Mhz processor. Since this is an entry level smartphone, this is the ideal configuration to fit perfect with the price tag. Along with that it has 2 mega pixel camera on the rear side and comes with 3 GB internal storage capacity with Lithium ion 1200 mAh battery providing continuous one day operation. The Android version included in this smartphone will be Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS along with Samsung TouchWiz user interface customization.
The phone will support playback of mp3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR NB, AMR WB, WAV, MID, IMY audio format and MPEG4, H.263 and H.264 video playback. This comes with pre installed Google services like Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, Google Calendar, Google Search, Google Plus and Android Market allows users to access, install, uninstall various widgets, applications and games for free and paid. It comes with Wi Fi internet access to access the web and users have choice too as they can choose over the 3G network or the EDGE for internet access. It also comes with Accelerometer and Digital Compass sensors added to it and 3.5 mm headset jack along with FM Radio makes it ideal for entertainment. If you think that 3 GB internal memory is not enough for you then, this phone has the provision of expanding the memory as it has micro SD card slot by which users can pump in extra memory maximum supported to 32 GB in size. It comes in the sizes of 102.7 x 57.5 x 12 mm and weights just 97 grams. The phone comes with pre installed value added features like Samsung Social Hub, Samsung ChatON mobile communication service which can be also downloaded via Samsung Apps for mobiles.
The Samsung Galaxy Pocket will be made available in Italy first, expected to arrive by March this year and it will be launched further in Europe, North America, Asian countries, Africa and South America. There is no pricing information available as of now and we guess it will be priced well in the range of $ 150 to $ 180.
This phone is more or else looks like the Galaxy Y smartphone and Galaxy Pocket is launched to cater the users who have low income. I guess Galaxy Pocket will generate a good sales for Samsung and it will be in everyones pocket, atleast for those who can’t afford high end smartphones.