Samsung Galaxy Pocket Philippines Price Guesstimate, Complete Specs, Release Date

Didn't I tell you Samsung is serious about dominating all smartphone price categories?

As if Samsung Galaxy Y is not enough to make the brand the leader in the entry level Android smartphone category this year, the Korean company recently announced Samsung Galaxy Pocket, which has almost similar specifications as the former but has a slightly smaller display.


Looking like a shrunk version of Samsung Galaxy Y Duos or Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus, Samsung Galaxy Pocket - as a true entry level release - has modest technical specifications. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with just an 832 MHz single core processor, and handles multitasking with but a measly 124 289 MB of RAM. Imaging and video capture are covered but only via 2 MegaPixel fixed focus camera with no flash and a QVGA recorder. The good thing though is that users can enjoy Wifi and 3G connectivity on this handset for easy access to online content and favorite social networking sites.

Photos and specifications of this handset were fed to tech blogs from around the globe earlier this month. However, pricing and exact release date were left out. As yet, TP hasn't received word from Samsung Philippines regarding this handset but I'm guessing that it will land here in time for back to school season with an SRP of around Php 5,000. Obviously, this phone is made for young consumers, so kindly share this post with them.

Finally, like what we always do, I present the complete technical specifications of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Pocket --

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Samsung Galaxy Pocket
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Entry Level
Dimensions103.7 x 57.5 x 12 mm
Weight 97 grams
Available Colors Black
Operating System Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Display 2.8 inches (~143 ppi pixel density), 240 x 320 pixels, TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Processor 832 MHz Single Core
RAM/ROM 289 MB RAM
Camera 2 MegaPixels, 1600x1200 pixels, no front camera
Video Capture QVGA at 15 frames per second
Audio and Video Playback MP4/H.264/H.263/MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, 3G HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps; HSUPA
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
Internal Storage 3 GB, expandable via microSD, supports up to 32GB
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Battery Li-Ion 1200 mAh
Uptime TBA, TP Guesstimate: Standby of up to 330 hours, Talk time of up to 5 hours
Value-Added Features Entry Level price, SNS integration, Google Services Suite
Announcement March 2012
Availability Q2 2012
Price TP Guesstimate: Php 4,500 to Php 5,000

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