The Samsung Galaxy Pocket, which launched at the start of the year was an easy handset to miss, literally. Not only does it slot in as Samsung’s entry-level Android handset, but it is incredibly small and now it looks as though it could be receiving and equally small update.
The Galaxy Pocket S5300 (pictured below) measures just over 10cms tall and rests lightly in the hand at under 100g, pair to that Android Gingerbread on a 2.8-inch QVGA screen and you have one of the smallest droids around. With the Samsung Galaxy Pocket Plus, the formula isn’t likely to change all that much, but will see some important alterations to keep the design and the OS in-line with the times.
SamMobile reported that a ROM destined for the new handset was found thanks to reference made to the previously unknown model number: S5301. The ROM, which dates from October and was designed specifically for Belgium suggests that the new pint-sized Samsung is merely an update rather than a true successor. Samsung have previously used the ‘1’ in the model names when referring to other ‘Plus’ phones, like the Samsung Galaxy S Plus – GT-I9001.
Although specs are bare on the ground right now, the ROM does confirm that the Galaxy Pocket Plus will surpass the current Pocket by sporting Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich out-the-box and if we’re lucky some beefier hardware without compromising on that amazingly compact bar design. We’ll bring you more when we hear anything.
December 3, 2012