TechPinas Exclusive!

Walked around a mall in Manila earlier and found out that cellphone stores are now offering Samsung Galaxy Pocket for more than Php 700 less.

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Yes, I also love window shopping in gadget outlets.

The Korean company's most affordable Android smartphone sold for Php 5,699 when it was quietly launched in the Philippines earlier this year. Interestingly, Samsung has decided to make it even more pocket-friendly by bringing down its price tag to just Php 4,990, which is - if I may say so - a lot closer to TP's Price Guesstimate for this phone last March.

As earlier explained on TechPinas, Samsung Galaxy Pocket, which looks like a slightly shrunk version of the popular Samsung Galaxy Y, is a true entry level release in the sense that it has undeniably modest technical specifications. The handset runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with just an 832 MHz processor, and handles multitasking with but 124 289 MB of RAM (Mark of TP: "Thanks to all SGPocket users who messaged me to give the correct exact amount of RAM on this phone. I appreciate it."). Also, users only get a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen display, 2 MegaPixel fixed focus camera with no flash and a QVGA recorder. What's good, however, is that it does come with Wifi and 3G connectivity support allowing easy access to online content and popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

So why the sudden price drop? Not sure. Maybe a new entry-level phone from the company is on its way or perhaps they just want the handset to be more competitive in its price category. Or maybe... they saw our price guesstimate. Nah, why would a giant like Samsung look to a small tech blog like TechPinas for insights on how it should price its handsets? :)