Samsung has today officially launched a brand new entry-level 3G ready Samsung Galaxy Mini (S5570) Android Powered Smartphone in India that features 3.14-inch QVGA 16 million colors TFT touchscreen display, 600 MHz Qualcomm QCT MSM7227-1 Turbo Processor and runs Android 2.2 Froyo.
Samsung’s Smartphone offering in India now comprises of eleven Smartphone models across the Android, Windows and Samsung’s own proprietary ‘bada’ platform. Samsung’s Android platform now consists of 7 GALAXY smartphones in the range of Rs. 9,900/- to Rs. 31,500/-
With its typical Smartphone features like Social Hub, Touchwiz 3.0, SWYPE , Active Sync and its compact youthful design, the Samsung GALAXY POP ( S5570) is targeted for young professionals who can enjoy enhanced 3G connectivity and experience super fast downloads, content streaming an access to Android market and Samsung apps.
Also known as Samsung Galaxy Mini in some markets, the new Samsung Galaxy Pop (S5570) smartphone is Quad-band GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 dual-band 3G HSDPA: 900, 2100 ready device which is powered by 600 MHz Qualcomm QCT MSM7227-1 Turbo Processor and features 160-MB RAM with microSD card supporting 32GB expandable memory allowing practically unlimited entries contact phonebook and SMS memory.
Samsung Galaxy Pop S5570 smartphone resembles a lot in features and design with Samsung Galaxy 5 smartphone launched earlier and it features 3.14-inch, QVGA 240 x 320 pixel TFT capacitive touchscreen supporting 256K colors and sports two touch-sensitive keys and a large home key.
The smartphone also includes Accelerometer sensor for auto screen rotate and runs on Android 2.2 Froyo version with Samsung’s TouchWiz v3.0 user interface over Android just like the one in Samsung Galaxy series smartphones.
Measuring 110.4 x 60.8 x 12.1 mm in size, the new Samsung Galaxy Pop S5570 entry-level Android smartphone offers exhaustive data connectivity that includes GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps download speed, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/N Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR with A2DP wireless connection, GPS with Assisted GPS (A-GPS) and microUSB 2.0 for wired connectivity.
Samsung Galaxy Pop S5570 includes 3.15 megapixel 2048 x 1536 pixel still picture resolution rear-facing auto-focus camera ( no LED flash, no Auto-focus) with added geo-tagging, face and smile recognition capability along with video recording in QVGA resolution @15fps. The device does not sports any front-facing camera for video calling.
Other features of Galaxy Pop S5570 includes Haptic feedback vibration, Digital compass, Proximity sensor for auto screen off, ambiance light sensor that automatically adjusts screen brightness with reference to surrounding light and 3.5mm headset jack. The phone supports MP4/H.264/H.263 video files along with MP3/WAV/eAAC+ audio media files.
The Samsung Galaxy Pop S5570 smartphone is powered by Android 2.2 FroYo platform and packs standard Google Apps including , Android Market, Google Calendar, Gmail, Google Earth, Google Maps 5.0 with Navigatio, Google Search, Google Talk IM, Google Voice, Voice Actions, YouTube, document viewer and editor software, SNS integration, Picasa integration, image and video editing, and many more and allows built-in access to over 100,000 paid and free apps at Android Market for download.
Announcing the launch, Mr. Ranjit Yadav, Country Head, Samsung Mobiles and IT, stated, “Following the phenomenal success of Samsung GALAXY S, we wanted to expand our Android based Smartphone offerings in the Indian market in keeping with our philosophy of ‘Smartphone for everyone’. Our new Galaxy series will enable our consumers to be more effective, productive, better connected, and in tune with their smart life – both personal and professional – all in a very easy and simple way.” The new Samsung GALAXY models offer a premium design, enhanced multimedia features and the superior Android experience with Android 2.2.
The Samsung Galaxy Pop handset comes with 1200 mAh li-ion standard battery that offers talk time of up to 6.2 hours on 3G ( about 10 hours on 2G) and standby time up to 17.8 days on 3G ( about 29.7 days on 2G) network.
Price and Availability
The most affordable entry-level 3G ready Samsung Galaxy Pop S5570 smartphone is already available across India for the MRP of Rs. 11,198 with one year warranty.