The Samsung Galaxy Discover has been announced to be heading to prepaid mobile carriers Straight Talk and Net10.
The handset is an entry-level smartphone that packs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but, interestingly, does not offer Samsung’s TouchWiz User Interface (UI), as many Samsung handsets do. Samsung’s TouchWiz UI typically helps the company differentiate its Galaxy smartphones from the myriad of Android-based devices available on the market.
As for the specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Discover features a 3.5-inch TFT display with a resolution of only 320 x 480 pixels. It draws its power from a Lithium Ion battery with a capacity of 1300 mAh and an estimated standby time of 264 hours.
It also carries a single-core MSM7225A CPU with a clock speed of 800 Mhz. Also onboard are 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage that is expandable through a microSD card.
The Galaxy Discover features only one camera, located on its rear. It has a 3-megapixel image sensor and is capable of auto-focus.
The device’s connectivity options are Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 3.0, and GPS. NFC is unavailable.
It supports the GSM bands 850, 900, 1800, and 1900.
The audio files that the device is capable of handling are AAC, AAC+, AMR, MID, MP3, WAV, and WMA whereas the supported video files are h.263, h.264 / AVC, 3GP, MPEG-4 (MP4), and WMV.
SMS, MMS, and IM are all supported, as well.
The Galaxy Discover’s dimensions are 4.59 inches (height) x 2.42 inches (width) x 0.45 inch (depth). It weighs 125 grams.
All in all, these specifications are pretty unimpressive as compared to many of today’s smartphones. On the other hand, someone who just wants a basic Android handset may be perfectly happy with this device.
The price of the Galaxy Discover is still unknown, but given its specifications, it would definitely be within the budget range. Its release date, likewise, has not been revealed.