Samsung's budget Android smartphone, i.e. Samsung Galaxy Chat B5330, has finally arrived in India. Though the smartphone was announced way back in July, the device hadn't been launched in yet. Technically, it still hasn't been officially launched. It was actually spotted on an Indian online retail store saholic.com. Though the site states the MRP as Rs 9, 750, the device is being sold for a discounted price of Rs 8, 499. The portrait QWERTY smartphone features a capacitive 3 inch touch-screen, and runs on a 850MHz processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS and 1200 mAH battery. It also packs an integrated 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal storage, which can be further extended to 32GB using a microSD card.
It also sports a 2-megapixel camera on the back. Other than that, Samsung has spruced up the smartphone with Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth 3.0, and a 3.5mm audio jack in the name of connectivity provisions. It also comes with a dedicated button for their instant messaging app, ChatOn. The other interesting app that comes preloaded with the device is Game Hub, a platform for social gaming. Furthermore, Samsung's AllShare Play app allows users to play multimedia files from other connected devices. Samsung Galaxy Chat B5330 is available in three colours--- White, Black and Pink, but the pink variant is currently out of stock.
However, this isn't the Korean manufacturer's first touch and type device running on Android. They had earlier launched Samsung Galaxy Y Pro and Y Pro Duos, devices built around the same concept. Nonetheless, the fact that Samsung Galaxy Chat brings together the efficient Android 4.0 and a QWERTY keypad makes it a serious competitor to the wide array of Blackberry devices.
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