By Stephen Schenck | October 9, 2012 12:08 PM
Samsung’s Galaxy Music came into this world in a decidedly odd manner, with Samsung first mentioning the Android in a list of devices tapped for getting Jelly Bean. We had never heard of it before, and then all of a sudden there it was, in an official Samsung release, as if acknowledging its existence was the most casual thing in the world. It wasn’t long before details of the phone leaked, and we were expecting to get the full picture at an October 11 event. Samsung jumped the gun a little, and today formally announced the Galaxy Music.
It’s not just how the phone arrived that’s odd; the Galaxy Music marries a modern Android build with some really low-end-sounding hardware, like its three-inch QVGA screen and 512MB RAM. It gets weirder from there, and the official specs Samsung released also mention a Galaxy-Beam-style WVGA pico-projector. Without additional confirmation, that’s likely to be an erroneous addition, but considering how unusual this Galaxy Music business is, who knows?
The Galaxy Music has dual front-facing stereo speakers along with a dedicated hardware music button, which may be a smartphone first.
Based on the limited 3G band support, don’t expect to see the Galaxy Music land in the States anytime soon.