Samsung recently declared the release of yet another Android supported phone at Samsung SEA Forum in Singapore. Named as Samsung Galaxy Pro, it is a smart phone with QWERTY keypad and touch-screen capabilities. Samsung already famous for its outstanding Galaxy series with full touch phones has this time tried to extend its facilities by combining both the touch and QWERTY together. Though slated to hit the market soon, it will be available throughout the world only after the second quarter of this year with price still to be revealed by the company.
Galaxy Pro is a QWERTY cum touch-screen device with a screen size of 2.8 inch and a resolution of 320 X 240 pixels. This phone is an Android supported phone with v2.2 (Froyo) powered by 800 MHz processor. It supports a memory of 512 RAM with 2GB microSD card port. The phone boasts a 3 MP camera with autofocus and video recording capabilities of 30 fps. The dimension of the phone is 66.7 x 108.6 x 10.65 and weighs 103.4 gm. This phone has an excellent battery back-up with a stand-by time of 25.8 days and a talk time of 11 hours.
About the networks, the phone supports GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and UMTS 900/2100 MHz. It has an extended list of connectivity options like GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA, HSPA, EMAIL (IMAP/POP/Exchange/Gmail), Bluetooth 2.1 (stereo) and Wi-Fi. One attracting application is the Samsung’s social Hub Premium software by which users can quickly and easily stay in touch with their friends and family through social networks including Facebook and Twitter. The phone is also stated to feature Adobe Flash 10.1 support, Google Maps with Latitude, Places, and Navigation, as well as A-GPS.
Samsung Galaxy Pro has a candy bar- QWERTY look which is quite attractive from its first view. Boasting a metal finish but with a weight of just 103 gm, this phone seems to be quite handy and tough. The screen also looks good with a good resolution and landscape touch-screen seems to be quite sensitive and user friendly. Supporting a full four row keypad users won’t get a chance to complain about typing difficulty which is quite common with full touch-screen display. In total this phone seems to fulfil the demands of the customers as a whole and will prove to be quite successful. The only point that still remains to be debated is about the price of the phone which the company is still to release. After all it’s the price that decides the fate of a phone. But for that we need to wait for the phone to hit the market.