Samsung has claimed the first Android 4.0 smartphone with a full QWERTY keypad is none other than its newly launched Samsung Galaxy Chat.
The low-end Galaxy Chat matches a 3-inch QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) screen and a QWERTY keyboard, specifically designed for teens and social networkers, including the last few Blackberry enthusiasts. Aside from its portrait physical keyboard, it also boasts Samsung’s ChatON instant messaging service, with a specially designed shortcut button implanted in the keypad.
According to a blog post by Samsung, “With the Galaxy Chat, keeping up with your social life is easy and fun. Preloaded on the phone with its own dedicated launch key, Samsung’s ChatON communication service connects you and users from any phone platform into a single community, enabling spontaneous group chatting and messaging-whether with text, animations or images-in seconds.”
Other specifications include HSDPA and Wi-Fi connectivity, a 2-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1200 mAh battery, and a 4 GB internal storage expandable up to 32 GB. In terms of its apps, the handset is preloaded with Quick Office, Samsung’s GameHub, and the S Planner and AllShare Play that enable users to connect with other devices and play multimedia sharing.
Samsung Galaxy Chat has already entered China, Latin America, Middle East, and European markets prior to its promise that it will also have its debut release in Spain later this month.