Product Launch by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday October 09, 2012.
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Samsung has made its rumored music-oriented smartphone a reality. The company today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Galaxy Music, a small smartphone made for music lovers. The Galaxy Music has a 3-inch TFT LCD screen with a QVGA (240x320) resolution. The phone also has a processor running at an unknown clock speed, which Samsung simply says is "powerful"; 4GB of internal memory, a microSD slot that supports up to 32 GB; and 512MB of RAM. The phone's connectivity options include Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 3.0, HSDPA, HSUPA, and EDGE/GPRS.
While the Galaxy Music is short on impressive specifications, the entry-level smartphone is designed for young music connoisseurs who want a smartphone with strong music qualities. Samsung added a dedicated Music button that automatically launches the music player from anywhere. It also included an FM radio, Sound Alive and SRS audio enhancements, and dual front stereo speakers for loud and clear sound even when not using headphones.
Samsung has not shared information regarding the price or regional availability of the Galaxy Music. The phone will be available in single or dual-SIM formats, and Samsung will release more information as it nears closer to the Galaxy Music launch date. In the meantime, here are a few key Galaxy Music specs:
- Dimensions: 110.1mm (4.33in) x 59.0mm (2.32in) x 12.25mm (0.48in), 106.9g (3.77oz)
- HSDPA, HSUPA (900/2100 MHZ)
- EDGE/GPRS (850/900/1800/1900 MHZ)
- 1,300 mAh battery
- Google Mobile apps and Google Play access
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Touchwiz
- Codecs: MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC＋, eAAC＋, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, MID, IMY, FLAC, WMA
- 3 Megapixel fixed-focus camera without flash
- Video codec : VP8, MPEG4, H.263, H.264
- Recording & Playback : WVGA@25fp
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.