Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 S6500 Philippines Price Guesstimate, Complete Specifications, Release Date

There are three things that the existence of Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 S6500 will tell you:

1. The first Samsung Galaxy Mini - 'the Android Samsung Corby 2', as some people call it - had been a big success.

2. Samsung is serious about dominating all price categories in the smartphone industry.

3. Considering that Samsung already has Samsung Galaxy Y - one of the best selling phones last Yuletide - and its dual SIM variant in the entry-level Android category, I guess we can say that Samsung wants to overwhelm consumers with a lot of options. I think this has been one of the main reasons for the company's big success in the past few years.

samsung galaxy mini 2 s6500

As an entry-level Android release, you can't really expect much from Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 in terms of specifications. But, of course, it's still better than almost all similarly priced feature phones out there. S6500 runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS with an 800 MHz processor, handles multitasking with 512 MB of RAM, and features a meager 3.15 MegaPixel camera with no autofocus and flash, VGA video recorder, and Wifi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity support.

Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 is by no means a powerhouse Android handset but I'm sure it will have its own fans. I mean, for sure, this smartphone will attract the attention of students and pennypinchers who want to be familiar with how Android looks and works.

As of writing, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation hasn't given us word on Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 S6500's availability in our country. Nevertheless, given the fact the Philippines is an Emerging Market, I'm confident that the phone will find its way to stores shelves across the archipelago within a month or two. The TP Guesstimate for its suggested retail price is around Php 5,000 to 6,500; Hopefully, it will be even more affordable than that.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 S6500
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Entry Level
Dimensions109.4 x 58.6 x 11.6 mm
Weight 105.3 grams
Available Colors Black, Orange
Operating System Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Display 3.27 inches (~176 ppi pixel density), 320 x 480 pixels, TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor 800 MHz Adreno 200 GPU Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset
Camera 3.15 MegaPixels, 2048 x 1536 pixels, no front camera
Video Capture VGA 25 frames per second
Audio and Video Playback MP4/H.264/H.263/MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, 3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
Internal Storage 4 GB, expandable via microSD, supports up to 32GB
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Battery Li-Ion 1300 mAh
Uptime TBA
Value-Added Features SNS integration, Google Services Suite
Announcement Globally: February 2012
Availability Q2 2012
Price TP Guesstimate: Php 5,000 - Php 6,500

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