Galaxy YoungEntry-level handset coming to O2, Carphone Warehouse

Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Young, first revealed back in February, will be hitting British shores this weekend. The budget-focused handset packs a 1GHz CPU, 768MB of RAM, a 3.27-inch HVGA screen and Samsung's TouchWiz UI atop Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Around the back there's a 1300mAh battery and 3MP camera. Not cutting edge by any means, but it's likely Samsung's looking to compete on price rather than specs here.

Samsung says the Galaxy Young will be coming to a range of outlets, including Carphone Warehouse and O2, in "a range of color options." On-contract prices start at £9.50 per month, or you can buy it outright on PAYG for £89.99


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Samsung Galaxy Young launching in the UK this weekend


Galaxy S series (flagship), Galaxy Note series (bigger screen), Galaxy Mega (bigger screen, cheaper price), Galaxy Mini (midrange), Galaxy Young (entry), Galaxy Rugby(?)(tough phone), Galaxy ______ (keyboard). Did they miss anything else?

A small screen doesn't take nearly as much power as a larger screen. My 1200 mAh battery on my Xperia Mini Pro with a 3 inch screen lasts me a day and a half. Quite comparable to a 3.3 inch screen with a 1300 mAh battery.

Form the name itself it is clear that this model is targeting the young mobile user. It seems a good and affordable device by Samsung for the starter.