Soon Samsung will introduce an affordable smartphone Galaxy Pocket Plus GT-S5301 in European market. This is an upgraded version of currently available Galaxy Pocket GT-S5300. The source of the news is a leaked image of the ROM used in this entry level droid. The ROM was created in October exclusively for Belgium. Therefore, chances are high that the handset is heading to European countries only. Samsung Galaxy Pocket Plus runs on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich platform instead of v2.3 Gingerbread. Samsung also have introduced dual sim Galaxy Pocket Duos GT-S5302 couple of months ago.
Samsung Galaxy Pocket GT-S5300 Upgradable to Android v4.0 ICS
As you can see Samsung Galaxy Pocket Plus is using the same 832 MHz ARMv6 processor but built around Android 4.0.4 ICS instead of v2.3 Gingerbread. Earlier Samsung announced that none of the ARMv6 models will get upgrade to ICS. Therefore, it GT-5301 raises a question straight away. This ROM may support original Galaxy Pocket GT-S5300. Though it’s not yet tested but you can expect something similar to happen in near future.
Well, the GT-S5300 Samsung Galaxy Pocket features 2.8 inch TFT LCD Capacitive touch screen, QVGA resolution, 832 MHz CPU, 2 MP camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, micro USB port, HSDPA speed up to 7.2 Mbps, 1200 mAh battery, 3 GB on-board storage etc.