The smartphone is expected to arrive in Europe by year’s end
It looks like Samsung plans to launch a sequel to the budget-friendly Galaxy Pocket smartphone. The ‘Plus’ version has been recently spotted via a leaked ROM built for Belgium.Although the South Korean company also released a dual-SIM variant of the Galaxy Pocket, it appears that Android enthusiasts will also be able to purchase a slightly improved version of the device.
The original Galaxy Pocket is codenamed Samsung GT-S5300, while the dual-SIM version, Galaxy Pocket Duos, is known as Samsung GT-S5302.
The improved model is currently codenamed Samsung GT-S5301, which is why the folks at SamMobile claim that this could be the rumored Galaxy Pocket Plus smartphone.
It appears that Samsung mostly uses the 1 number for ‘Plus’ versions of its older handsets. Even though this might be true in some cases, we’re still waiting for an official confirmation from Samsung.
Unfortunately, there are few details on the Samsung Galaxy Pocket Plus specs sheet, though it’s certain that the smartphone will ship with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box.
This would probably be the main selling point of the Galaxy Pocket Plus in comparison with the original model, which is still stuck on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread platform.
Previous rumors have suggested that Samsung plans to offer an Ice Cream Sandwich update for Galaxy Pocket, though no details on the release date have leaked.
There’s still a slight chance that the smartphone will receive an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade, but the fact that Samsung will release the Galaxy Pocket Plus with Android 4.0.4 ICS out of the box might suggest that there won’t be any updates for the standard model.
The original Samsung Galaxy Pocket comes with a decent 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports 240 x 320 pixels resolution and 262k colors. In addition, the smartphone is equipped with an 832 MHz single-core processor and 3GB of internal memory.