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Samsung Galaxy Y Coming To Vodafone

Vodafone has put the much cheaper version of the Samsung Galaxy S (and the replacement for the Galaxy Ace), called the Galaxy Y, on its website as a coming soon handset.

The smartphone comes with 832MHz SoC, possibly an underclocked Cortex A8-based Hummingbird model, a take on the original Galaxy S.

Then there's Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread, 256MB RAM, a 3-inch QVGA capacitive touchscreen, a two-megapixel front facing camera with a 1200mAh battery (which should provide up to five hours worth of talk time and 350 hours of juice on standby).

The phone targets a younger (perhaps more financially-challenge) audience but still comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, a microUSB slot, a microSD slot and weighs less than 100g

Cnet notes (opens in new tab), in a short preview, that while the Galaxy Y is affordable and pocket-friendly, it suffers from a "cheap construction", a low resolution screen and a low power processor.

Vodafone hasn't confirmed when the Galaxy Y will be released and at what price. Expect it to be available on £10 contracts and on PAYG for around £150.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.