Share Smarter with Samsung GALAXY Chat 2 Samsung GALAXY Chat targets entry level Android market

The Samsung GALAXY brand, seemingly, is attached to higher end devices, and in a bold move, Samsung has decided to market an entry-level Android phone under the GALAXY marker.  Samsung is releasing the GALAXY chat this month to markets in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and Asia.  This new smartphone, they claim, will be available “at a competitive price point.”

Share Smarter with Samsung GALAXY Chat 1 Samsung GALAXY Chat targets entry level Android market

The Samsung GALAXY brand, seemingly, is attached to higher end devices, and in a bold move, Samsung has decided to market an entry-level Android phone under the GALAXY marker.  Samsung is releasing the GALAXY chat this month to markets in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and Asia.  This new smartphone, they claim, will be available “at a competitive price point.”

Samsung GALAXY Chat Samsung GALAXY Chat targets entry level Android market

Specs-wise, the GALAXY chat will have a 3.0’’ touchscreen (240 x 320), full QWERTY keypad, 850MHz single core processor, 4GB internal memory, and Android ICS to boot.  These specs closely reflect that of the GALAXY phones from 2-3 years ago. 

You can’t blame Samsung for trying to sell more phones using the GALAXY tag, but a “GALAXY” branded phone with an 850MHz single core may cause people to think less favorably of a Samsung GALAXY phone—this is relative to current high-end GALAXY devices (i.e. S III, Note, etc…).

Aside from the substandard specs, Samsung will release the Chat with some preloaded software that it hopes will provide for a complete mobile experience.  ChatON will be Samsung’s exclusive chatting software that enables users to “spontaneously” group chat or message.  For gaming, the Chat will come with “Game Hub”, a “pre-packed” software with the “most popular social games.”  A multimedia software, AllShare Play, will enable people share and view contents from other devices.  If I don't know any better, I can say that the Chat will come with a lot of Samsung bloatware. 

Will this GALAXY device sell?  Perhaps, but this candy-bar QWERTY phone is well below the high-end standard of other GALAXY devices. 

Source: samsungtomorrow.com