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Samsung unveils Galaxy Pocket cheap Android phone

Samsung unveils Galaxy Pocket cheap Android phone

Samsung may be leading the charge for big screen phones, but it seems just as determined to cater for the small handsets market, announcing yet another pocket-sized kit to join its Galaxy family.

The aptly named Galaxy Pocket lives up to its moniker, measuring 103.7 x 57.5 x 12 mm in height, width and depth respectively. It’s not going to win any points, though, for high-end specs, featuring a 2.8-inch touchscreen with a QVGA resolution, an 832MHz single core processor and a two-megapixel rear-mounted camera that makes it at best a decent entry-level option.

Elsewhere on board is Android Gingerbread out of the box (along with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and ChatON instant messaging app), Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi and 3GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by up to 32GB via the microSD slot.

Much of Samsung’s recent success in the mobiles market can be attributed to its larger efforts such as the Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Note. However, with feature phones soon to be phased out, smaller smartphones are beginning to find favour with teens and first-time buyers.

"With the Samsung Galaxy Pocket, we are building on the features we know our customers enjoy and get the most out of," said Simon Stanford, UK & IRE VP of telecommunications & networks division.

"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."

Pricing and release details for the Pocket are yet to be confirmed, but we expect these to be revealed in the next few weeks.

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