Low-end Samsung SM-G357 coming soon, has specs leaked
So far not many smartphones are running Android 4.4 KitKat, which is the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. Most new flagships nowadays do launch with that software variation on board, and some past top of the line handsets have already received updates that take them to this version.
In the midrange and low-end space, though, the situation is a lot more dire. LG, with its L III series, has so far been the only manufacturer to consistently launch new cheap smartphones running KitKat. That may change in the near future, though, as LG’s arch-rival Samsung is also apparently working on a new low-end device running Android 4.4.
Its model number is SM-G357M, and we don’t yet know what it will be called when it launches. That said, be sure it will be Galaxy something. The G357 has 480×800 screen resolution, something which today is only used in low-end phones. That, coupled with the low model number (the Galaxy S5, for example, is the SM-G900), makes us think this will be a cheap offering of some sort.
Unfortunately though, we don’t know more about it yet – just the screen resolution, Android version, and model number. These have surfaced via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certifications, as well as a user agent profile posted on Samsung’s website. Stay tuned though, and we’ll let you know when anything else becomes clear about the SM-G357M.
SammyToday found a Samsung SM-G357F in a benchmark, another user agent profile on Samsung’s website, as well as on Indian import tracking site Zauba. This is clearly just a different variation of the SM-G357M, so it’s safe to assume their specs are extremely similar, if not identical.
The SM-G357F has a 4.3-inch 480×800 touchscreen, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, a 5 MP rear camera with 1080p Full HD video recording support, a 0.3 MP front camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and it runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat.