Samsung today has officially announced the Samsung Galaxy Y and the Samsung Galaxy Y Pro handsets that run on the Android OS and affordability being the key factor. The Samsung Galaxy Y series mobile phones are targeted at youth, so now you know what the ‘Y’ stands for.

Today’s youth want the latest and they text a lot and Samsung Galaxy Y Pro is exactly what they are looking for. The handset features a QWERTY keypad and runs on the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and is affordable.

Samsung Galaxy Y Pro features

This is an Android based candy bar phone with QWERTY keypad and powered by a single core processor.  Samsung Galaxy Y Pro is a 3G phone with touch screen display. The Samsung Galaxy Y Pro has everything that one would want for, except for the secondary camera and GPS which is missing.

CPU, OS and Memory

The Samsung Galaxy Y Pro is powered by a single core processor running at 832 MHz. This handset comes with a 160 MB internal memory with a complimentary 2GB microSD card. MicroSD card up to 32GB is supported. Samsung Galaxy Y Pro runs on Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating System.

Display and Input

The TFT touch screen (capacitive) is of a smaller size at 2.66 inches supporting 256k colours on 320 x 240 pixels resolution. You can either punch in the data using QWERTY keypad or via the touch screen or use combination of both. The Samsung Galaxy Y Pro also comes with proximity and accelerometer sensors for auto turn off and auto rotate user interface.

Android based QWERTY Samsung Galaxy Y Pro price in India
Android based QWERTY Samsung Galaxy Y Pro price in India


There is nothing exciting about the camera, since the Samsung Galaxy Y Pro handset is tagged affordable, you cannot expect it to compete with the high end models. There is a back side facing camera of resolution 2 megapixels (1600 x 1200 pixels). Video recording is possible. Secondary or front facing camera is missing.


The Samsung Galaxy Y Pro supports 3G (HSDPA up to 7.2 Mbps). You can use 3G network for surfing or make use of the built in Wi-Fi. Other connectivity options are Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and micro USB 2.0.

Music and Video

Play MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC and AAC+ audio files and watch MP4, 3GP, 3G2 movies on the Samsung Galaxy Y Pro. You can also watch DivX and WMV movies.

Other features

The Samsung Galaxy Y Pro supports Twitter, MySpace and Facebook. You can access almost all of Google services that come pre installed by default such as Gmail, Gtalk, Voice Search etc. Adobe Flash is also supported. For anything else you can always access the Android market place.

Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Battery

This handset comes with 1200 mAh Li-ion battery. Looking at the features the battery life should be really good.

Samsung Galaxy Y Pro price in India

Samsung has not yet release the Price and the Release Date.
The Galaxy Y Pro is expected to be priced below Rs. 10,000.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor -