Scrolling down the Galaxy lineup, the new Samsung Galaxy Chat can be seen seated on the lower end of the shelf. Going by the specifications sheet, it’s a very basic smartphone crafted for those who find themselves texting or chatting quite frequently.
Centered on social networking, the device sports a full QWERTY keypad as well as a 3-inch, 240 x 320p TFT LCD touchscreen which surfaces a virtual keyboard with Swype technology. It is powered by Android 4.0 and an 850MHz application processor. The 4GB of internal memory can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card and there’s a 1,200mAh battery providing all the steam.
“Navigating the phone’s app menus is a breeze with more visual icons incorporating 3D effects, a fully customizable Favorites tray, and widgets that you can resize or reposition according to your preferences. You also have the ability to launch the camera or view your notifications directly from the lock screen; and multitasking is made even easier with features such as the ability to swipe apps to instantly dismiss them,” says Samsung.
Navigating the Touchwiz UX, users should be able to access various Google Mobile services as well as Samsung applications. For business-centric requirements, the Quick Office app is present to allow opening and editing of Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents. On the connectivity front, this Samsung phone has been loaded with USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0.
Even though the company hasn’t been very forthcoming with the Samsung Galaxy Chat price, we do know that it will start rolling out in Spain in July. Latin America, Europe, Middle East, China, Southeast Asia and Southwest Asia will welcome it thereafter.