As expected, Rogers has just released the mid-entry Samsung Galaxy Q smartphone, which is now available for purchase for as low as $49.99 with a new three-year agreement.
Unveiled back in July, the Galaxy Q
is one of the affordable Android smartphones available from Canadian carrier Rogers.
Although the device does not offer the functionality of a Gingerbread smartphone, it makes as an interesting alternative for those who cannot afford an Android smartphone.
According to Rogers, the Galaxy Q is one of the first devices to be included in the “Smartphone Lite” category, which has just make its debut.
It is also worth mentioning that potential customers can purchase the Samsung Galaxy Q for $149.99 with a new one-year agreement or $99.99 with a new two-year plan, while those who do not wish to choose a long term plan can buy the smartphone for a suggested retail price or $249.99.
It appears that the Galaxy Q comes with a mid-size 3.2-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen display with 16 million colors support and 320 x 480 pixels resolution.
However, the strong point of the handset is the full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, which allows for a smooth text messaging experience.
According to Rogers
, “the Samsung Galaxy Q is an easy-to-use, sleek-looking, social-network-friendly device featuring a slide-out QWERTY keypad and touchscreen interface
Samsung Galaxy Q is powered by Google's Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system, but currently there's no information if or when the slider will be upgraded to Gingerbread.
Furthermore, the device sports a mediocre 3-megapixel photo snapper with 3x digital zoom and video recording capabilities.
The Galaxy Q packs only 100 MB of internal memory, but features a microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 16GB).
According to the manufacturer, the phone's battery should provide up to 13 days of standby time, up to 3 hours of talk time or up to 5 hours of music playback.