Samsung Reveals Galaxy Music – Low Budget ICS Based Android Phone

Samsung is known for the high number of devices it releases in the market along with their different versions. Samsung also produces Android phones with high specs but low price. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in a 3″ smartphone is something that makes Samsung Galaxy Music different from other low end Android phones like LG’s Optimus Me, Optimus One, HTC’s Desire C, Wildfire S, Explorer and a few more from other manufacturers. Samsung’s Galaxy Y has been a big hit among low-end Android phones from Samsung but Galaxy Music seems to take Galaxy Y’s position in future – the main reason for this being Ice Cream Sandwich. What else makes this phone better than other? Read them past the break.

Minutes back, Samsung had unveiled the Galaxy Music on their website. The Galaxy Music has a 3 MP rear camera and runs on 512 MB RAM and it has a dedicated Music button that provides you access to the Music player instantly and is also perhaps the reason why it is called the Samsung Galaxy Music. I seriously feel this was a mistake by Samsung. A dedicated Camera button would have been a much better option.

Regarding the specs, Samsung mentions:

GALAXY Music runs on Android 4.0 (Ice-Cream Sandwich) and is backed by a powerful processor that guarantees smooth and fast performance. The device has dual frontal stereo speakers that deliver outstanding sound quality further bolstered by FM radio and advanced audio features such as Sound Alive & SRS.

Just like Samsung Galaxy Y Duos and Galaxy S Duos, this phone will also be available in a dual-SIM version, the name obviously being Samsung Galaxy Music Duos.

A few things still remain in the press release – the processor quoted as “powerful processor” above and the “advanced audio features” which do not give us an idea about how will the music quality be different from other low-end Android phones. But since this is a Galaxy “Music” it has to have advanced audio features which will be revealed only when the phone is released publicly.

The price of this device is also not known as of now but it must be pretty low either on or off contract. Personally, I find no reason to buy this phone keeping in mind the specs given below. I am a great music & ICS lover but I would get that on any phone using a CyanogenMod ROM with its DSP manager giving the best audio quality you can every have!

Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Music


Network HSDPA, HSUPA (900/2100 MHZ)EDGE/GPRS (850/900/1800/1900 MHZ)
Display 3.0” QVGA(240×320) TFT
OS Android Ice Cream Sandwich
Camera  Main(Rear) : 3 Megapixel Fixed-focus camera w/ no Flash
Video Video : VP8, MPEG4, H.263, H.264Recording & Playback : WVGA@25fps
Audio Codec : MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, MID, IMY, FLAC, WMAMusic Player with SoundAlive3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS 
AdditionalFeatures WVGA Projector (9 Lumen @ 1W)
Samsung Touchwiz
Samsung Apps
Samsung Hub- Music Hub- Game Hub Lite
Samsung Kies
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
Google™ Mobile Services-Android Market, Gmail, Google Search, Google Maps, Google Talk, Google Plus 
GPS/ Glonass
Built in FM Antenna (FM Intenna)
Frontal Stereo Loudspeaker w/ SRS Surround Audio Effect
Smart Volume
Music View
Connectivity Bluetooth technology v 3.0
USB 2.0
Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Sensor Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Memory 4GB User memory + 512MB(RAM)microSD (up to 32 GB)
Dimension 110.1 x 59.0 x 12.25mm, 106.9g
Battery Standard battery, Li-ion 1,300mAh

Source: Samsung