Samsung has at long last announced the much-awaited successor to the Tocco Lite, due for a UK launch next month.
The imaginatively named Tocco Lite 2 will be released early March as Samsung looks to press its advantage in the market for budget smartphones.
In case no one informed you, the original Tocco Lite, which launched just under a year and half ago, shifted more than 30 million worldwide. Unlike its keenly priced cousins in the Galaxy range, though, it ran Sammy’s own Java-based proprietary OS with a ‘lite’ version of the TouchWiz UI slathered on top.
The follow-up will follow suit, leaving the Galaxy Ace Plus as the phone-maker’s main cheap Android challenger going forward.
“Our range of Tocco devices have been among our best selling over the past few years,” said Simon Stanford, Samsung’s UK and Ireland Telecommunications and Networks Division head.
“Thanks to the incredible response we’ve had to the original Tocco Lite and Tocco Icon handsets, we’re excited to now be offering our customers improved social networking and enhanced multimedia capabilities with the Tocco Lite 2.”
Standout specs of the Tocco Lite 2 include a 3-inch QVGA TFT LCD display, a 3.2-megapixel camera, a microSD slot (there’s only 20MB of on board storage) and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support.
It also comes with Opera Mini and Samsung ChatON preinstalled. The latter, for those uninitiated, is an instant messenger similar to WhatsApp but integrates other messaging services such as MSN, Yahoo, GTalk and Facebook.
Pricing details have yet to be confirmed but we’ll bring you those as soon as we find out more.