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Samsung announces Galaxy Pocket smartphone

A small and budget friendly Android handset

Samsung has added yet another device to its ever growing Galaxy line-up in the form of the Galaxy Pocket smartphone.

The smartphone gets its name from the fact it has a small 2.8-inch display and a ‘slim’ 12mm profile making it portable. It has Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and an upgraded TouchWiz user interface.

Samsung Galaxy Pocket

Simon Stanford, vice president of Telecommunications and Networks Division at Samsung said, "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 has a 832MHz processor, 3GB of internal storage and a 2MP rear facing camera. It also has built in WiFi, Bluetooth and an FM radio. Storage can be expanded by up to 32GB via the microSD card slot.

Samsung has, like usual, included its Samsung Apps, ChatON, Kies and Social Hub features to the Galaxy pocket.

No specific release date has been revealed by Samsung yet but the handset will be launched later this year in the UK. Samsung hasn’t given a price either but going by the specifications we expect the Galaxy Pocket to be a budget friendly device.

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