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Samsung Galaxy 551: Bell Adding Another Android Under Its Belt?

April 15, 2011 - Written By Zaigham Ali

Samsung Galaxy 551 on Canadian Carrier Bell

The past year Canadian carrier Bell Mobility has released a number of Android phones; the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant was the one that most users bought. One of the newest additions, the HTC Incredible S was another great release as well as the new superphone, the Motorola Atrix. Other smartphones include the HTC Desire Z, Motorola Dext, LG Optimus Chic, and, not to forget, the original Samsung Galaxy.  The Galaxy was the second Android phone ever to be built, after the T-Mobile G1, of course.

Time For Another Android Phone for Bell?

Well now Bell adds another one. This time it is the Samsung Galaxy 551 (no web page on Bell yet!). This is an entry-level phone which includes a full QWERTY slide-out keyboard, and features Android OS 2.2 (Froyo). Release date is April 28, with no word on pricing yet.

Full Specs for the Samsung Galaxy 551

  • 3.2 inch capacitive touchscreen
  • 240 x 400 pixel resolution
  • Android OS 2.2 operating system with Samsung TouchWiz UI
  • 667 MHz processor
  • 3 megapixel camera
  • HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth and GPS
  • FM radio
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • DivX playback
  • 160 MB of internal memory; microSD card slot expandable to 32 GB
  • 1200 mAh battery

These are definitely very “basic” features compared to others we are seeing. But isn’t it a gorgeous device to be an entry-level phone?  Have a look at this video from Phone Arena.

Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy 551

Thanks to Phone Arena for this video!

Tell us what you think of the Samsung Galaxy 551 in the comments below.