Latest addition to the Galaxy line-up is smaller and cheaper than predecessors.
Samsung has unveiled a new Android smartphone for its growing device portfolio. But the Samsung Galaxy Pocket is not designed to compete with the high-spec Galaxy S II, or even with top-end phones from rival manufacturers like Apple, Sony and Motorola.
In fact, as the name suggests, the Samsung Galaxy Pocket is a pocket-sized smartphone for those with a pocket-money budget. It features a 2.8in touchscreen - much smaller than the 4.3in now common with the most expensive handsets - and a less powerful 832MHz processor.
The phone has a stylish yet modest design, and while it appears very small on the outside, it offers a decent 3GB of user memory which can be expanded via microSD with an extra 32GB. It runs on the Android 2.3 operating system, also known as Gingerbread.
Simon Stanford, vice president of Samsung UK and Ireland’s telecoms and networks division, said: “With the Galaxy Pocket, we are building on the features we know our customers enjoy and get the most out of.”
In particular, the Galaxy Pocket’s social networking features make sharing content a smooth and efficient experience. Samsung's ChatON service connects all phone users into a single community, enabling spontaneous messaging, group chat and content sharing so friends are always in touch.
Stanford said: “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.”
The Samsung Galaxy Pocket will be available in the UK later this year.