Samsung Galaxy Chat QWERTY Ice Cream Sandwich handset announced
4th Jul 2012 | 18:02
Still hankering after a candybar QWERTY device? Here's your answer
Even with much of the focus on the gargantuan 4.8-inch Galaxy S3, Samsung has shown it's still prepared to cater for all breeds of smartphone fanciers by announcing the Galaxy Chat handset.
It features a dedicated launch key for the BBM-alike ChatOn service and, naturally, the familiar TouchWiz UI.
The budget Galaxy Chat, which will be rolled-out across Europe following an initial launch in Spain this month, boasts a 3.0-inch QVGA screen and will arrive with "a competitive price point."
US version also on the way?
At 11.7mm thick, the device comes with 4GB of on-board storage expandable to 36GB through a microSD slot, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11n Wi-Fi and a 2-megapixel camera.
The Galaxy Chat will also become available in Latin America, Middle East, China, Southeast Asia, and Southwest Asia.
At present there's no mention of a US launch at present, but interestingly the company mentions that an LTE version is on the way.