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Samsung To Launch Galaxy Y & Y Pro At IFA

Along with the M Pro, Samsung will showcase a new entry level smartphone called the Y Pro aimed at those yearning for a decent QWERTY keyboard.

The handset, which has the same candy bar form factor as the Blackberry Curve, is slightly smaller and comes with a lower specification compared to the M Pro.

It comes with a home-grown 832MHz SoC, a two megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3.0, a 1200mAh battery, Wi-Fi, built-in SWYPE, HSDPA and is slightly bigger than the M Pro.

There's also the Samsung Galaxy Y - otherwise known as the B5510 - which looks like a likely candidate to complement the Galaxy Ace as Samsung's entry level portfolio increases in size.

The smartphone is a candybar model with a 3-inch 320x240 pixel capacitive touchscreen, a 832MHz SoC, a two-megapixel rear camera, HSDPA, Bluetooth, microUSB, Wi-Fi, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a microSD card slot, a 1200mAh battery, SWYPE, support for TouchWiz and a range of colour schemes on offer.

Like the Y Pro, the M Pro and the W, this handset will be launched next week at the IFA in Berlin where Samsung is set to announce more pricing and availability details.