If you think that physical QWERTY keypads are passé, think again! Samsung has unveiled an Android-running smartphone sporting a full QWERTY keypad along with a touchscreen. Interestingly, this handset was leaked a few days back only, and now it’s official. Running the Ice Cream Sandwich OS just out of the box, this handset also has the Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz layer.
This marvelous smartphone comprises of sleek dimensions of 118.959.3x117mm weighs 112 grams. The 3-inch touchscreen seems sufficient considering it comes with a QWERTY keypad as well. The screen has a QVGA resolution, which is a low 133 ppi pixel density.
You get a 2MP snapper here, which seems pretty saddening. The integrated 4GB of memory space can be expanded via a micro SD card. Connectivity is ensured by Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc. in addition, Samsung has been kind enough to include some apps, such as Quick Office editor and S Planner.
But, the question is do we need a physical QWERTY keypad? Although majority of us are busy swiping our fingers on touchscreens, some still miss the good old physical keypads for that smooth and swift typing. Perhaps this is the segment the South Korean telecommunication giant is targeting.
Now, let’s have a view at its release date. It will initially make its way to the Spanish market this month and then hopefully to other markets as well including Middle East, China, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Southwest Asia. As the specifications seem far from being impressive, expect the price to be competitive.