The successor to Samsung's affordable, Android-powered Galaxy Pocket has been detailed in a leak.
The Galaxy Pocket Plus is a minor upgrade when compared to its predecessor. It features the same 2.8-inch screen but houses an improved 850MHz processor. It runs on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Rumored specifications of the device include a Broadcom BCM21654 850Mhz processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage and a 2-megapixel camera.
Among the other features are a 2.8-inch QVGA TFT screen, a 1,200mAh battery, support for Bluetooth v3.0, USB v2.0 HS, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), FM Radio, as well as accelerometer and digital compass sensors.
A launch period for Samsung's Galaxy Pocket Plus is said to be scheduled for the first half of 2013.
Overall, Galaxy Pocket sucks hard: only 290 MB of RAM, ridicle 2.0 MP camera, weak CPU, really small 2.8" display (I'm 6'3", so my hands are big, thus I have a bit of trouble typing with thumbs), and you can't even have many tabs open in Opera Mobile browser without crashing the OS, because there's not enough memory.Forget about playing videos (MP4, for example): you can choose audio or video, but no both in sync.
I could have chosen a Galaxy S3 or a tablet, but I'm definitely not paying the price retailers are asking for them where I live (Brazil).Folks in civilized lands (developed countries) should avoid this smartphone like the plague.
EDIT: forgot to bash the battery, turn on Wi-Fi or 3G and you'll see the 1200 mAh unit needing recharging in less than 12 hours having 100% charge.