Samsung Galaxy Chat QWERTY Ice Cream Sandwich handset announced

Samsung Galaxy Chat QWERTY Ice Cream Sandwich handset announced
Samsung still catering for QWERTY fanciers

Even with much of the focus on the gargantuan 4.8-inch Galaxy S3, Samsung has shown it's still prepared to cater for all breeds of smartphone fanciers by announcing the Galaxy Chat handset.

The new non-sliding QWERTY candybar handset brings Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a focus on social with Samsung's cross-platform ChatON messaging app bundled in.

It features a dedicated launch key for the BBM-alike ChatOn service and, naturally, the familiar TouchWiz UI.

The budget Galaxy Chat, which will be rolled-out across Europe following an initial launch in Spain this month, boasts a 3.0-inch QVGA screen and will arrive with "a competitive price point."

US version also on the way?

At 11.7mm thick, the device comes with 4GB of on-board storage expandable to 36GB through a microSD slot, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11n Wi-Fi and a 2-megapixel camera.

The Galaxy Chat will also become available in Latin America, Middle East, China, Southeast Asia, and Southwest Asia.

At present there's no mention of a US launch at present, but interestingly the company mentions that an LTE version is on the way.

Via: SlashGear