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.
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How will we type on this?Reply
for who have big thumb like me... this phone obviously enter my NEVER BUY IT UNLESS IN EMERGENCY PHONE... =A=Reply
fuzzionHow will we type on this?You could download bigger onscreen keyboard in Google Play store if the default keyboard is too small for you. Also, almost every Galaxy phone come with Bluetooth, so you could link a Bluetooth keyboard for more enjoyable typing experience.Reply
Maybe a good emerging markets phone, but it's going to have serious problems running software (or even just the OS) with those specs. I can't imagine how badly it will perform running a few badly-coded apps.Reply
definitely this will not be targeted for US customers. Not all can afford $500-700 phoneReply
This is targeted for emergent countries, not Western Europe, North America, Japan or South Korea.I have a Galaxy Pocket (GT-S5300B), and well, the only thing interesting in it is the price, as it is the cheapest phone with Android OS available (still using jurassic Gingerbread).Wi-Fi and 3G are the only thing I looked for in this smartphone besides price.Reply
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.