Samsung Launches Affordable Galaxy Y Smartphone for Youths
MANILA, PHILIPPINES - With today’s fast-paced lifestyle, the need to keep up with ‘the latest’ puts quite a lot of pressure on today’s youth. This desire to be at the forefront of what is trendy and what is hip—from wearing the hottest fashions to owning the newest gadgets—has become a top priority for a lot of teenagers. For them, being ‘it’ helps them find their place in society along with their individual aspirations and potentials. For young men and women, however, these luxuries usually come at a heftier price tag than their allowances can afford.
Where technology is concerned, one of the trends that have become hardest to ignore is the smartphone. The emergence of these handsets has had the youth constantly tapping on their keypads—sending text messages, chatting on social networks, playing games and downloading applications. However, most of these don’t come cheap. No need to fret, though, because Samsung has created a dependable entry-level smartphone the youth can easily afford—the Samsung Galaxy Y, their first Android smartphone.
Set to become every teenager’s smartphone dream come true with its intelligent features available at a reasonable market price. Whoever thought that the words ‘budget’ and ‘smartphone’ do not go together has just been proven wrong. And judging from the strong line of its Galaxy brothers, the Y is surely not to be underestimated!
Powered by an 832 MHz processor and HSDPA module of up to 7.2Mbps, the Samsung Galaxy Y runs on an Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system that lets teens browse through websites, check e-mails, and play various media smoothly and with less lag. More importantly, its users can also access over 150,000 apps available in the Android Market to bring together their favorites in social networking, gaming, music, and so much more. With applications that can do just about anything, the expandability of the Galaxy Y in each teen’s hands is boundless.
The Android Market opens up the Samsung Galaxy Y to a world of possibilities. Unlike run-of-the-mill QWERTY and touchscreen mobile phones, the Android OS upgrades users with various applications. Now, they can start getting their own makeovers and realizing their aspirations and potentials with over 150,000 apps—all accessible at the tap of their finger. Music junkies can play DJ anytime, anywhere; while aspiring photographers can create masterpieces at the touch of the Galaxy Y’s screen. Gaming gurus can flaunt their high scores to friends; while social butterflies can keep up with all of their contacts while on-the-go. It really is up to them how to maximize this smartphone and ‘level app’ in their chosen fields. At a very affordable price, young men and women can go further and start exploring the many things that they are capable of without having to break the bank.
Easy on the Eyes
Photos and videos that they take with the Samsung Galaxy Y’s 2-megapixel camera can also be viewed smoothly with its 3-inch LCD display and 240 x 320 pixel-QVGA resolution. They can also share these easily to their friends via social networking apps easily available through the Android Market. Its TouchWiz user interface punctuates the experience further as users are allowed to customize their own menus to further express themselves as individuals. Plus, with its convenient size, this 98g wonder slips into those skinny jeans without the unsightly bulk! The Samsung Galaxy Y is packed with all the smartphone essentials, raising the bar in mobile phones that come in the same price range. Now, teenagers can flaunt a full-featured smartphone without burning their—or their parents’—pockets! For only PhP 5,990, teens suffering from a severe lack of edge in their mobile experience can now get an upgrade and a makeover at the same time!