Smartphones at parent-friendly prices mean that a kid’s first phone can be a smartphone, just like dad’s. The Samsung S5360 Galaxy Y is part of Samsung’s youth-oriented lineup and promises the Android experience at a bargain.

Samsung S5360 Galaxy Y

The Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 was just announced this week and it will be some time before it gets the market. However, we have a pre-production unit in our hands so we decided we do a quick preview just to get you started. So without further ado here’s the overview of the key features.

Samsung S5360 Galaxy Y at a glance:

  • General: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G with HSDPA
  • Form factor: Touchscreen bar phone
  • Dimensions: 104 x 58 x 11.5 mm, 97.5g
  • Display: 3″ 65K-color TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen, 240 x 320 pixels
  • CPU: 832MHz ARMv6 processor
  • Memory: 256MB RAM, 164MB storage, hot-swappable microSD card slot
  • OS: Android OS, v2.3.3 Gingerbread with TouchWiz UI
  • Camera: 2MP camera with geotagging, smile detection; QVGA video recording @15fps
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, charging microUSB port, GPS receiver with A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM radio
  • Battery: 1200mAh
  • Misc: Built-in accelerometer, multi-touch input, proximity sensor, Swype text input, Office document viewer

The Galaxy Y is probably the first step on a journey that may well end at the latest generation of Galaxy S available. It packs enough to provide the full smartphone experience but was put together with a low budget in mind. The full-blown TouchWiz 3.0 has the software side of things well covered.

Samsung S5360 Galaxy Y
Samsung S5360 Galaxy Y
Samsung S5360 Galaxy Y
Samsung S5360 Galaxy Y

Samsung S5360 Galaxy Y in our office

Take out your rulers, we’re going to measure up the Samsung S5360 Galaxy Y. What follows is a brief stop at software.

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