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Samsung Announces Galaxy Music; a 3 Inch Budget Multimedia Android Phone

A couple of weeks ago, Samsung ‘accidentally’ revealed that it was working on a new device dubbed ‘Galaxy music’ when it published a list of devices that would get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade.  Within 24 hours of the device’s leak, its images had already leaked out to reveal a 3 inch multimedia phone.  Now, it is official.  Samsung Galaxy Music is real and its coming soon.

With a 3 inch 320 x 240 pixels 3G phone that will come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box but will get Jelly Bean upgrade right after release, if earlier leaks are anything to go by.  It boasts of quadband GSM and EDGE support and dual band 3G 900/2100 MHz, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity and everything else that a modern smartphone comes with.  What’s more, you can even get what doesn’t come with every budget phone – a 3 megapixels rear camera and an FM antenna to top it all.

The best thing about this phone though is its multimedia capability – that is its selling point anyway.  A music phone with two front-facing speakers designed to play quality music right off the handset.  Samsung has not laid out just how powerful the speakers are but its decision to put two speakers shows that they must have invested on quality sound for the music phone.  Some other specs you may be interested to know about are 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB onboard memory and TouchWiz interface.

The price and the exact availability date is still a secret for now, but it seems ready to me and may be in the shelves in time for the holidays.  Samsung will be hosting an even later this month where it is expected to announce the Galaxy S3 mini and it is rumored that the Music phone will be launched at the same event.  The handset is supposed to look a lot like the S3 but with a dual core processor and not the quad that the mini will come with and of course a smaller 3 inch 320 x240 pixels screen and no the 4 inch 800 x 480 that the S3 will come with.  Another variant of this model, a dual SIM dubbed Galaxy Music Dous will also be available for those who want one to use on two networks.

This is a small phone for an average user, but with the specs, I am sure it will leave an impact, especially since I think Samsung will be considerate when it comes to its pricing.  If you want to know more about this phone, you can read the press release on Samsung’s website.