Ever wonder what smooshing Android into something the size of a traditional “feature” phone would look like? Gaze upon the Galaxy Pocket, and wonder no more. Samsung’s latest budget smartphone features a tiny 2.8-inch screen running (almost surprisingly) Android 2.3 Gingerbread and TouchWiz. The unlocked international phone doesn’t have a price or release date yet, but Samsung says that it’ll be available in the UK sometime later this year.
The screen is QVGA, or 320×240 – certainly not great, but at least as good as some slightly larger 3.2-inch phones, like the ignominious Samsung Dart. Surprisingly, the Galaxy Pocket includes an 832mhz CPU – positively screaming for a budget phone. Just 3GB of storage is included, but you can add your own via the empty MicroSD card slot. Camera options are limited to a single 2 megapixel shooter on the back, with no front-facing camera.
While the Galaxy Pocket has the standard WiFi and Bluetooth connections, its wireless data is limited to HSPA – in other words, basic 3G speeds are as good as it gets. This one might be good for parents who don’t trust their teenagers with an expensive Galaxy S II, or someone who makes calls exclusively and only occasionally needs to check their email or the odd website. (Hey, those people are out there!) By our count, this gives Samsung no fewer than ten screen sizes to choose from in Android smartphones alone.