The successor to Samsung's Galaxy M Pro, GT-B7810, has been leaked online. A few pictures of this device have been posted on the Japanese website ameblo.jp
From the pictures posted on the website, it seems that the handset sports a full QWERTY keyboard, and is expected to run on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The physical appearance of GT-B7810 looks resembles Samsung Galaxy M Pro.
Other features that are expected to be on-board GT-B7810, include Wi-Fi, HSDPA, Bluetooth, Micro-USB and 3.5 mm headset jack. The GT-B7810 seems to have a 3-inch (480x360) screen, which makes us believe that it might be a budget phone made for the emerging markets. The device also has a microSD card slot and 1200 mAh battery. Surprisingly, the FCC approved the phone way back in June, 2012.
Other than this, nothing is known about the device's launch date, price or processor. Samsung has launched a number of QWERTY Android handsets like Galaxy Y Pro Duos, Galaxy Pro etc. With CES around the corner, this Korean giant could unveil a few pocket-friendly smartphones, without touching its high-end flagship series.
Samsung has been doing well in the mobile phone category for the past three years. It recently dethroned Nokia to become the company with highest number of phones shipped. While its Windows Phone lineup is yet to stir many, it's the company's Android series and feature phones that are capturing the consumers' attention. Not many Android OEMs come out with Android handsets that have QWERTY keyboards. Yes, there are users out there who want a QWERTY keyboard on their smartphone; be it for emailing or texting and this phone when launched can help address that segment of the market.
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