Samsung announces Samsung Galaxy Chat

Samsung Galaxy ChatSamsung yesterday announced the Samsung Galaxy Chat, an entry level smartphone with a physical keyboard aimed at “socially-active users.” It comes with Samsung’s own ChatON messenging service preloaded and with its own dedicated key.

Samsung Galaxy Chat specifications:

  • Processor: 850MHz single-core
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.0 with TouchWiz UI
  • Cellular connectivity: GSM/GPRS/EDGE and HSDPA 7.2/HSUPA 5.76
  • Other connectivity: A-GPS, 802.11 b/gn/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0
  • Display: 3-inch QVGA (240×320)
  • Input: Full QWERTY keyboard, dedicated ChatON key, touchscreen
  • Storage: 4GB onboard and microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 2MP camera
  • Front-facing camera: None
  • Battery: 1,200mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 118.9 x 59.3 x 11.7 millimeters / 112 grams

Samsung also preloaded the Galaxy Chat with Game Hub, Quick Office, and S Planner to manage schedules.

Samsung will launch the Galaxy Chat in Europe starting in Spain. It will also gradually launch in Latin America, Middle East, China, Southeast Asia, and Southwest Asia at “a competitive price point.” There is no word on North American availability.

Read more: Samsung Tomorrow