The latest budget Android effort from Samsung, the Galaxy Y, will available on Vodafone, the network has confirmed.
Unveiled last month alongside the Galaxy W and Galaxy M Pro, the Galaxy Y is the first of a series of new handsets from the Korean giant sporting its new naming system for new and future smartphones in its Galaxy range.
Standout features include Android 2.3, aka Gingerbread, out of the box, a three-inch QVGA touchscreen, an 832MHz processor and a two-megapixel camera with up to 32GB of storage via the microSD slot. Other extras include Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity and Sammy’s TouchWiz UI slathered on top.
Short for 'Youth', the Galaxy Y is targeted at a younger demographic that is more interested in social networking and messaging capabilities of a phone for an affordable price point. To that end, the Galaxy Y will come preloaded with Samsung’s new proprietary cross-platform instant messaging solution, ChatON as well as a dedicated Social Hub app.
Customers looking to snap up the handset with Vodafone can visit the carrier’s website to register their interest. Pricing details have yet to be revealed but should be announced closer to launch, which we think is likely to be early October.