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 http://www.pocketmusiq.mobi.

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

androidappletwitterfacebookgoogleplusfeednewsletter

Poll

Do you normally pay for new music or do you pirate it?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Best capped ADSL prices in South Africa

ADSL tech text

Several ISPs dropped the prices of their capped ADSL products recently – here are the best deals.

MacOS BitTorrent client infected with malware

Transmission

Attackers have infected Transmission with malware that steals user passwords.

Garmin unveils Forerunner 35 running watch

Forerunner 35

Garmin’s new Forerunner 35 GPS running watch adds built-in Elevate wrist-based heart rate monitoring.

The future will be built in Africa: Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg Header

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said the “future of the world” will be built on the African continent.

Free MyBroadband Newsletter
×