Samsung Galaxy Y, Galaxy Y Pro: Designed with the Generation Y in mind

Samsung Galaxy Y, Galaxy Y Pro: Designed with the Generation Y in mind

Summary: Samsung announced two new Generation Y focused smartphones, the touch-screen Galaxy Y and the keyboard-including Galaxy Y Pro, to rival the BlackBerry and iPhone.

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Specifically designed and release with the Generation Y in mind -- symbolised with the Y lettering in both phones, the Samsung Galaxy Y and Galaxy Y Pro -- could these two smartphones be the perfect BlackBerry and iPhone competitor?

 The two phones, aimed specifically at the younger Generation Y, will be powered by Android Gingerbread.

The Galaxy Y (right) is touch-only, to rival that of the iPhone, while the BlackBerry competitor is the Galaxy Y Pro (left), which includes a fully-fledged QWERTY-keyboard.

However, the phones are not as powerful as one might had hoped.

Part of Samsung's simplified phone naming strategy, there will be five distinct classes of phones.

Ranging from "Y" entry level phones -- which stands for "Young" -- through to "S" for premium models, each class will have additional markers to indicate specific functionality of that device.

Directly competing with the new range of BlackBerry Curve's -- Research in Motion's entry-level smartphone -- the two are similar in power, in that both of them are frankly underpowered.

Both have a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11n with faster wireless transfer speeds, but a measly 832Mhz processor.

The Galaxy Y Pro also launches with enterprise features, for graduate students going into the work environment, including Cisco Mobile and WebEx.

Pricing has yet to be announced. Considering the Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet, a lack lustre competitor to Apple's iPad was priced at the same rate; one can only hope that Samsung does not make the same mistake twice.

To compete with the BlackBerry and the iPhone -- the two phones announced today need to cost less, and subsidies by the carrier need to cost the targeted Generation Y user less per month, too.

But whether the brand power of the Galaxy is powerful enough to rival that of competing BlackBerry and iPhone brands -- well, I think we all know the answer to that.

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  • RE: Samsung Galaxy Y, Galaxy Y Pro: Designed with the Generation Y in mind

    How was the tab lackluster? It was thinner, lighter, and offers a better user experience, built for a tablet (unlike the iPad, which remains a grid of icons).
    Droid101
    • RE: Samsung Galaxy Y, Galaxy Y Pro: Designed with the Generation Y in mind

      @Droid101 Apparently it isn't possible to simply report about a product, you've got to editorialize about a completely different product at the same time.
      clcrockett
  • Samsung copy machine

    I wish they do something original
    mKind
  • Untill they're banded in the EU

    They are shaped similar to Apple's iPad
    William Farrell
    • RE: Samsung Galaxy Y, Galaxy Y Pro: Designed with the Generation Y in mind

      @William Farrell a brick with the corners rounded off is a similar shape to the ipad
      stigg101
  • RE: Samsung Galaxy Y, Galaxy Y Pro: Designed with the Generation Y in mind

    The google tool bar on these phones looks so awkward and it seems its been forced by some one to shove it on the start screen.
    owlnet
  • RE: Samsung Galaxy Y, Galaxy Y Pro: Designed with the Generation Y in mind

    I think you will find the camera is 8 MPs, not 2. It is the front facing camera that rates at 2. Certainly that is what the same ph, called the Galaxy S 11, in the rest of the world has. Also has dual processor so do not know where you get the idea it might be slow.
    michael.adams@...