After numerous rumors circulating yesterday regarding Samsung’s new low-end smartphone device, the Korean Giant today has officially announced that low-end ICS powered smartphone called Galaxy Chat and is its name suggests it’ll be equipped with a physical Qwerty keypad as well.
Not only Galaxy Chat a.k.a GT-B5330 is just officially announced, it’s release date has also been declared. It is set to hit Europe by the end of the month. With smartphones like Nokia Asha, Galaxy Chat aims to gain supremacy among low-end devices by offering powerful OS and features that would make many users having a tight budget, very excited
Considering the fact that many mid-ranged devices won’t get ICS, for an entry level smartphone such as Galaxy Chat it’s a huge plus point. Measuring a pretty decent 11.7 mm (0.46 inches) in thickness and weighing in at 112 grams (3.95 ounces), the Galaxy Chat simply looks rigid.
Even though now official specs have been announced, it’s speculated speculated that Chat will be sporting a 3-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with 240 x 320 pixels resolution and will come with a more than modest 2 MP rear-facing camera, a 1,200 mAh battery, only 4 GB of internal memory, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, and a microSD card slot.
As far as software goes, the 3-incher will come with TouchWiz UI on top of Ice Cream Sandwich, but also with Samsung’s ChatON communication service, Quick Office editor, and pre-installed S Planner apps. Before this smsrtphone, the only way for Android users to experience real ICS experience was for them to buy high-end smartphone but that’s all going to change for much wider span of audience. We’ll keep you posted when official specs are confirmed.