Samsung unveils 3-inch ICS smartphone, Galaxy Music
We had only heard rumours about its existence so far, but the Samsung Galaxy Music turns out to be real after all. Samsung today unveiled the Galaxy Music, a smartphone that aims to cater to the needs of music lovers. The Galaxy Music will run on the Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The smartphone has a 3-inch QVGA TFT screen and is powered by an unnamed processor. Galaxy Music will also be available in a dual-SIM version in the form of the Galaxy Music Duos. The dual-SIM version of this smartphone will bear the same specifications, but will have two SIM slots.
Although it doesn’t look like it’s an audiophile-grade offering, the prominent stereo speakers on the top and bottom of the phone don’t let you doubt for a moment that it’s meant for those who use their smartphones mostly for music. Apart from this, the phone’s specifications sheet boasts of support for any major audio format you’re likely to come across, including mp3, ogg, aac, aac+, eaac+, amr-nb, amr-wb, wav, mid, imy, flac, and wma. You also have a music player with SoundAlive technology, and SRS audio modes. Other features include Smart Volume, Music View and a stereo FM radio with RDS.
Samsung unveils its phone for music lovers
Interestingly, Samsung has decided to equip this phone with a projector, much like it did with the Samsung Galaxy Beam. However, the projector here is of the WVGA variety with a brightness of just 9 lumen, unlike the Galaxy Beam, which had a DLP projector with a much higher brightness of 15 lumen.
The Galaxy Music seems like quite a chunky little phone with the dimensions pegging it at 12.25mm in depth and 106 grams in weight. The Galaxy Music comes with Samsung’s TouchWiz skin on top of the ICS UI, along with a variety of bloatware, including Samsung Hub, Samsung Kies and the Samsung ChatON messenger. You get 4GB of internal memory, 512MB of RAM and a standard Li-ion 1300mAh battery. The device has a fixed focus 3- megapixel camera with no flash. It can capture video in wvga format at 25 frames per second (fps).
In our recent report listing the Samsung devices slated for a Jelly Bean upgrade, there was indeed a mention of an “unknown device, the Galaxy Music”. That was perhaps the very first time this phone was mentioned.
Here’s a quick look at the highlighted specifications of the Galaxy Music:
3.0-inch QVGA TFT touchscreen with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels
3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
GPS with GLONASS
Bluetooth v. 3.0, USB 2.0 (Micro)
3 megapixel rear fixed focus camera, no flash
4GB internal memory, microSD expandable up to 32GB
Built in FM Antenna (FM Intenna)