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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, 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.