The little Samsung Galaxy Music was leaked at the end of last month, and has now been made official by the Korean firm. As expected, and as its name suggests, it’s a small Android smartphone with an emphasis on listening to music.
Samsung has given the Galaxy Music a screen from another decade, although it’s not the 3-inch size that’s the problem, it’s the 240 x 320 pixel resolution. That’s so low that users will encounter compatibility problems with some of the newer apps in the Google Play store.
Amazingly though, the Galaxy Music runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with TouchWiz over the top, plus it has GPS, a 3 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, 3G, 4GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot too.
So, a 3-inch screen must make the device really small, right? Surprisingly, it’s not as tiny as you may expect, as it measures 110mm long and 59mm wide, which is a mere 5mm shorter than an iPhone 4S and equally as wide. At 106 grams, it’s about the same weight as most basic Android smartphones too.
But as the Galaxy Music is all about the, um, music, it has a 3.5mm headphone socket, an FM radio, SRS audio tweaks, stereo speakers at either end of the handset and a dedicated music key to quickly launch the media player.
Samsung will be launching a dual-SIM version of the Galaxy Music too, which will be sold in emerging markets around the world, but it has yet to provide a final release date or any pricing for the devices. We’d expect it to be competitively priced though, and that it will most likely find its niche as a pay as you go phone, making it ideal for young music fans.