Samsung is promising to give the Huawei, ZTE and LG a run for their money with quality but affordable mobile handsets. At the recent Samsung Africa Forum in Cape Town South Africa, the company promised to localise the offerings with more rugged, tough and durable devices to come.
The company is showing the seriousness by offering the Samsung Galaxy Pocket from May in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa with free music download through the Samsung Music hub. Samsung Galaxy Pocket is pocket friendly smartphone oozing a 832MHz single-core processor and a 2.8-inch display with QVGA resolution.
The phone has a basic fixed focus 2-Megapixel camera as opposed to the more common 1.3-megapixel offering in competitors. With a 1,200mAh battery, the Galaxy pocket is just going to push the boundaries and give the likes of Huawei IDEOS U8150 a run for their money.
The phone also spots a 3G capability able to deliver up to 3.6Mbps in data connection together with Wi-Fi and A-GPS capabilities. For the music you download, the Galaxy Pocket comes with 3 gigabytes of on-board storage. All these offerings are within a body which only measures 103.7 x 57.5 x 12 mm.
The Galaxy Pocket tips the weighing scale at the respectable 97 grams. On the software side, the smartphone runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread enhanced with the usual Samsung and Google goodies like the Google apps, Samsung’s ChatON service, and, of course, the TouchWiz user interface.
Huawei should be ready for competition now though they are also rumoured to be launching a new improved Huawei IDEOS soon. We are waiting. All the competition are good for the end consumer.