Samsung Galaxy Pocket launched in SA

Thousand Rand smartphone from Samsung in SA

By - June 14, 2012 Share on LinkedIn
Samsung Galaxy Pocket thumbnail

Samsung Electronics has introduced the new Galaxy Pocket Smartphone with “an approximate recommended retail price” of R999.

“The Samsung Galaxy Pocket is a true Smartphone that offers the Galaxy experience to even more consumers at an affordable price, and it’s now available in South Africa,” said Craige Fleischer, director of mobile communications at Samsung Electronics South Africa.

Outside of the usual features one might expect from a low-cost smartphone, the Galaxy Pocket also includes “Pocket Musiq” in South Africa.

Pocket Musiq is an exclusive feature for Galaxy Pocket users boasting thousands of free downloadable local tracks, according to Samsung. It can be accessed at

Fleischer previously said in an interview that the Pocket Musiq is outsourced, though it will be running under the Samsung banner, and that it is supported by ad revenue.

Samsung Galaxy Pocket press shot

Samsung Galaxy Pocket

It will be exclusive to the Pocket for a period, after which it will be made available on other Samsung devices as well, Fleischer said.

The Galaxy Pocket has a 240×320 2.8-inch TFT touch screen, 3GB of internal storage expandable by microSD with an additional 32GB.

It runs on a 832MHz processor using Android 2.3 “Gingerbread”.

Related articles

Free music in SA with the Samsung Galaxy Pocket

Movies, TV series on-demand in SA from Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC One X – pricing comparison

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Galaxy Nexus vs iPhone 4S vs HTC One X

Share your thoughts

Join the conversation

Connect with Us



Are you attending the MyBroadband Conference today?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Motorola smartphones relaunched in South Africa – prices, release dates

Moto Z

Lenovo has announced the launch date and price of the Moto Z in South Africa.

Exploding Galaxy Note 7 – South African recall progress

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The National Consumer Commission has convened a meeting with Samsung Electronics South Africa to assess the company’s progress with recalling of the problematic Note 7 smartphone from the South African market.

How Vodacom and MTN upped their game

Mobile Network Operators Telkom Vodacom MTN Cell C logos new

We take a look at how the major mobile networks have improved their performance compared to our previous War Drive tests.

South African taxis lose bid to declare Uber anti-competitive

Uber light city logo

The Competition Commission has struck down meter taxi drivers’ bid to declare internet app Uber as engaging in predatory pricing and anti-competitive behaviour.

Free MyBroadband Newsletter