Samsung announces the Galaxy Pocket, an entry-level smartphone with a 2.8-inch display

Yesterday, Samsung announced a new entry-level smartphone for the UK market, the Galaxy Pocket. The Galaxy Pocket is a tiny phone with not a lot of power. It features a small 2.8-inch display (wow, that is tiny!), an 800MHz processor, a 2-megapixel rear camera, 3GB of internal storage with expansion up to 32GB via microSD, a 1200mAh battery, and more. The Galaxy Pocket will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Samsung’s Touchwiz UI on top. If you end up getting this phone, don’t complain about it not receiving an Android 4.0 update; As you can see from the specs, it most-likely will never be able to run ICS.

The Galaxy Pocket will be available in the UK later this year. Based on the date on the press image of the phone, I wouldn’t be surprised if April 27 was the official launch date. For those of you outside of the UK who are interested in this phone, there’s a possibility that it will be available in your market after the initial UK launch.

SAMSUNG INTRODUCES THE GALAXY POCKET

New addition to the Galaxy portfolio provides affordable option for customers

6th March 2012, London, UK – Samsung Electronics today announces the latest addition to its Android powered Galaxy portfolio, the Galaxy Pocket. Featuring AndroidTM 2.3, this new smartphone offers those on the lookout for a new handset, a stylish portable option.

The Galaxy Pocket’s slim design makes it ideal for use whilst on the move and features a 2.8” display so that content and images can be viewed easily. The device features an upgraded TouchWiz user interface making menu navigation a smooth and efficient experience.

Connecting with others and sharing content is quick and easy thanks to the Galaxy Pocket’s social networking and communication features. Samsung’s ChatON cross-platform communication service connects all phone users into a single community, enabling spontaneous messaging, group chatting and content sharing so customers can stay in touch more easily.

In addition, the Galaxy Pocket’s Social Hub enables owners to see their Instant Messaging, social network and email communications in a single inbox for added convenience when they are travelling to and from work or out shopping.

The Galaxy Pocket offers 3GB of user memory, which can be expanded by a SD memory card up to an additional 32GB, for applications, MP3 files and photos, as well as an in-built FM radio which can be tuned into a favourite station. Integrated high-speed Wi-Fi and HSDPA 3.6 connectivity mean multimedia content can be downloaded fast and keep owners entertained whilst they’re out and about.

Simon Stanford, Vice President, UK & IRE Telecommunications & Networks Division: “With the Samsung Galaxy Pocket, we are building on the features we know our customers enjoy and get the most out of. 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 Galaxy Pocket will be available in the UK later this year.