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Samsung Tocco Lite 2 Smartphone To Launch In March

Samsung will launch a new budget/entry level smartphone called the Tocco Lite 2 for cash strapped UK customers in March.

Like its predecessor, the handset does not feature 3G but does come with a 3-inch 320x240 QVGA resolution (ed : let's hope it's no resistive).

The onboard camera is a 3.2-megapixel model but has a fixed focus and is unlikely to have a flash Other features include a standard headphone socket, a weight of 95g and a 11.5mm thickness.

The Tocco Lite 2 is unlikely to come with Wi-Fi and will almost certainly come with a Java-based mobile platform rather than Android.

Samsung did not say what will be the selling price of the device or which networks would carry it; it's worth noting that the price of lower end models in the company's Galaxy range is approaching £50.

However given the glut of mainstream handsets that will be cleared out after Mobile World Congress, the Tocco Lite 2 will need to be very keenly priced if it aspires to be a best seller.

The current Tocco Lite currently sells for £50 at Carphone Warehouse with a similar set of features and had sales of more than 30 million units.