Samsung announced the Galaxy Music late last year, with an aim to focus on users who love music and want that loudspeaker in there. You see, in emerging markets, users barely have time for dedicated music devices like the ipod and S Pebble. Nokia has been reaping well by selling the fact that you can get devices that will get you a music experience. Guess Samsung wouldn’t want to ignore this market too. And also include in their marketing that this is a music phone, just like Nokia did with the Xpress Music phone.
Samsung Galaxy Music GT-S6010 has that focus on music with two front speakers at the front, actually top and bottom, it has some shape to accomodate these. It was announced in October and made available in the global market in December. The Galaxy music is available in my local market of Kenya and East Africa at a price of Kshs 15,000 ($170) at various outlets including FoneXpress and Samsung Brand stores. Here’s a quick run through the phone specifications:
Galaxy Music has a 3 inch TFT capacitive touch screen display with 240 x 320 pixels at 133 ppi pixel density, 3G connectivity with data speeds of upto 7.2MBps HSUPA, runs Android 4.04 Ice Cream Sandwich with plans to get buttered with 4.1 Jelly Bean, 4 GB internal storage expandable to 32GB via microSD, 850MHz Cortex A9 processor,Accelerometer, Assisted GPS 512 MB RAM, Radio with built in Antennae and Stereo speakers and a 1300 mAh Li-Ion battery. It’s worthy of note that it has DLNA above the usual Android connectivity features and Bluetooth 3.0. The camera is a 3.15 MP with geotagging and touch-focus rear only.