You’ll be forgiven for forgetting about the Samsung Galaxy Young, an entry-level handset that the company showed off at MWC 2013, but it’ll finally be arriving on UK shores this weekend. Designed for “style seekers”, the Galaxy Young is probably one of the most basic smartphones you can buy. Don’t expect anything remotely decent in the way of specs, then.
The handset includes a 3.27-inch display with a 480×320 resolution, along with a single-core 1Ghz processor, 768MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage. A microSD card slot supports additional storage up to 64GB, and 3-megapixel camera serves as the phone’s primary – and only – shooter.
It’s not exactly a skinny device either. Samsung says the Galaxy Young comes in at around 12.5mm thick, but at least it’s light at 112 grams. Android Jelly Bean 4.1 runs the show, as does Samsung’s TouchWiz modifications, and Bluetooth 3.0/Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n are also onboard. Everything is powered by a 1,300mAh battery.
Samsung didn’t give pricing information for the handset, but O2 are currently offering the phone for the dirt cheap price of £89.99. The South Korean manufacturer also says that the Carphone Warehouse will be stocking the device in case you want it from another network or simply prefer it SIM free. If you still need some more info to make a decision, then check out our hands-on impressions from MWC 2013.