Samsung Galaxy Chat revealed with QWERTY keyboard

Most of Samsung's Android smartphones are a touch screen only affair when it comes to their keyboard inputs. Today, the company officially announced plans to launch an Android 4.0 smartphone that will include a physical keyboard for the text messaging heavy audience.

The official company blog Samsung Tomorrow has posted the first details of the Galaxy Chat, which has a three inch 480 x 320 resolution touch screen combined with a QWERTY-style keyboard on the bottom. It also has four GB of on-board storage and a MicroSD card slot to expand the storage up to an additional 32 GB. There's a two megapixel rear camera but there's no front facing camera at all.

All in all, the hardware specs on the Galaxy Chat sounds like it will be a relatively cheap device. So far, Samsung has only said that the smartphone will have a "competitive price point" when it is launched.

The company will first release the Galaxy Chat in Spain later this month and will expand its reach to include other parts of Europe in the near future, along with Latin America, the Middle East, China, Southeast Asia, and Southwest Asia. Oddly, there's no listing of a US release for the Galaxy Chat.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow website

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I like to have a physical keyboard but apart from the Blackberry Bold and the N97, no phones have had keyboards that interested me.

If you want a quality physical qwerty keyboard device go with BlackBerry 7 :
Best physical keyboards on the market
Track wheel complements the keyboard
Greater resolution
Much++ more secure OS
Great range of devices to choose from (cheap or high quality)
Available in Canada

Titoeuf said,
If you want a quality physical qwerty keyboard device go with BlackBerry 7 :
Best physical keyboards on the market
Track wheel complements the keyboard
Greater resolution
Much++ more secure OS
Great range of devices to choose from (cheap or high quality)
Available in Canada

can it run android?

answer is no.

techbeck said,
Meh, companies should just stop making physical KBs all together.

Some people like physical keyboards just as much as you like touchscreens

techbeck said,
Meh, companies should just stop making physical KBs all together.

What?! Why? Perhaps you haven't tried a phone with a slider keyboard. Best typing experience on a phone; at least when it comes to writing long texts.

eddman said,
What?! Why? Perhaps you haven't tried a phone with a slider keyboard. Best typing experience on a phone; at least when it comes to writing long texts.

I didn't realize how much I hated qwerty keyboards til I used a touch screen that was worth a damn. So I agree with this.

eddman said,

What?! Why? Perhaps you haven't tried a phone with a slider keyboard. Best typing experience on a phone; at least when it comes to writing long texts.

I have and used them up until I got rid of my G1. I just prefer a touch screen and thinner phones. Slide out keyboards add to the thickness and does not fit well in my pocket.

dead.cell said,

I didn't realize how much I hated qwerty keyboards til I used a touch screen that was worth a damn. So I agree with this.

I never liked touch at first. But when I got used to it, then I stopped using physical KBs all together. Cept for my PC

techbeck said,

I have and used them up until I got rid of my G1. I just prefer a touch screen and thinner phones. Slide out keyboards add to the thickness and does not fit well in my pocket.

maybe you should stop wearing skinny jeans

techbeck said,
Meh, companies should just stop making physical KBs all together.

very dumb idea. a physical qwerty keyboard on a phone beats a touchscreen.

I was so excited... then saw it wasn't a slide out keyboard.

Still, I have hope Samsung will do it!!!

Raa said,
I was so excited... then saw it wasn't a slide out keyboard.

Still, I have hope Samsung will do it!!!

right! was hoping it would be a droid 4 replacement...