Samsung Galaxy Pocket launched in SA

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”.

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