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 Samsung Galaxy Y Available now
10th September 2011

Samsung's newest entry-level Android smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Y looks like a smartphone remake of Samsung's popular Corby line of feature phones.

"Entry level" is a relative term when it comes to Android devices. The Galaxy Y has a 3.0" 240 x 320 pixel display, a 2 megapixel camera, GPS, WiFi and 3.5G support. Inside is an 832 MHz processor which should cope with all but the most demanding applications.

The beauty of an Android handset over a feature phone is expandability.. there is an application to do just about everything, and the latest version of Android (2.3) comes with a very capable web browser, email client and media player, plus there's a wealth of support for social networking and other applications.

Probably the most limiting feature here is the display - it's quite small for an Android phone and not very high resolution, but it is still an enormous improvement over feature phones like the Corby range. Video capture is pretty poor too, at just 320 x 240 pixels at 15 frames per second, which isn't really good enough for sharing.

The Samsung Galaxy Y should be available during November for a retail price of approximately €150.

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Samsung Galaxy Y at a glance

Available:

November 2011

Network:

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 +
UMTS 900 / 2100

Data:

GPRS + EDGE + UMTS (3G) + HSPA + WiFi

Screen:

3" 240 x 320 pixels

Camera:

2 megapixels

Size:

Compact tablet smartphone
104 x 58 x 12mm / 98 grams

Bluetooth:

Yes

Memory card:

MicroSD

Infra-red:

No

Polyphonic:

Yes

Java:

Optional

GPS:

Yes

OS:

Android 2.3

Battery life:

5 hours talk / 14 days standby (3G)

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