Product Launch by Dan Seifert on Wednesday August 24, 2011.
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As part of its intentions to flood the market with Android-powered smartphones, Samsung has not ignored the low-end, and the Galaxy Y smartphone is the latest low-end smartphone from the Korean company. Featuring a smaller, lower-resolution display than higher-end models, the Galaxy Y will target young users and emerging markets.
The Galaxy Y is a traditional slate-style smartphone, and it lacks a physical keyboard. It has a small, 3-inch, QVGA (240 x 320 pixel) display, and is powered by an 832MHz processor. A 2 megapixel camera takes care of photo duties, and the Galaxy Y has support for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections.
Samsung has installed Android 2.3 Gingerbread with its custom TouchWiz interface on the Galaxy Y. It also includes Samsung's Social Hub for social networking purposes, and the Swype on-screen keyboard for easy text input. Other details are scant at this time, but we should learn more when the Galaxy Y hits the market in the near future.
Update: This Is My Next uncovered more details about the Galaxy Y's specs.
The Galaxy Y measures 104mm x 58mm x 11.5mm (4.09in x 2.28in x 0.45in), and weighs 97.5g (3.44oz). It has 160MB of internal storage, plus a built in 2GB SD card. It also supports microSD cards up to 32GB in capacity. It is powered by a 1,200mAh battery that provides up to 5 hours of talk time.
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