Samsung SM-G110 has low-res 3.3″ screen but runs Android 4.4 KitKat, now undergoing testing
So far, Android 4.4 KitKat has been featured from day one mainly on high-end smartphones. A few midrangers (such as LG’s L III series devices) have been lucky enough to launch with the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, but it still hasn’t made it to the truly low-end offerings. These have traditionally been left to run versions of the OS that are years old, but that trend may change soon.
And the first extremely low-end handset to launch with KitKat in tow may be the next Galaxy Pocket branded device from Samsung. Up until now, we’ve had three models that all wore the Pocket brand – the original from 2012, and the Pocket Neo and Pocket Plus from last year.
2014’s Galaxy Pocket could be the phone with the model number SM-G110. It was spotted entering India for R&D testing purposes, and it already has a user agent profile up on Samsung’s website.
What these things tell us is that the SM-G110 will sport a 3.3-inch 240×320 touchscreen, a 1 GHz (probably single-core) processor based on the ARM Cortex-A7 architecture, and that it will run Android 4.4 KitKat.
That screen resolution has been used in all previous Galaxy Pocket models, with ever-increasing screen sizes (the biggest so far being the Pocket Neo with a 3″ display).
Regardless of what it will be called when it launches, it’s clear that the Samsung SM-G110 will be destined for emerging markets only, where it should appeal primarily to first-time smartphone buyers that can’t afford anything more capable.