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Samsung Galaxy Pocket is a teeny-tiny Android phone

The Samsung Galaxy Pocket is a 2.8-inch mobile running Android 2.3. Read on for all the info.

Samsung seems determined to have every single screen size covered by its all-encompassing Galaxy range -- its latest creation is the Galaxy Pocket, a tiny 2.8-inch mobile running Android version 2.3 Gingerbread.

For your money you'll get a 2-megapixel camera sitting on the rear, while the Pocket is powered by an 832MHz processor. There's a measly 3GB of internal storage, but you can increase that by popping in a microSD card.

I'd describe the specs on offer here as modest-to-the-max, but I'm worried the use of the word 'max' makes the Pocket sound more cool and extreme than it really is. This is a very basic phone, but the flip side is that it's likely to be very cheap, which is great news for those shopping on a tight budget.

I'm a little dismayed to see this phone isn't particularly slim, measuring 12mm thick. At 97g it's incredibly light however, which counts in its favour.

I'll be interested to see how Android looks on this small screen. It has a very low 240x320-pixel resolution, but with a display this tiny that could actually prove helpful -- the low resolution will leave on-screen icons looking chunky, which could cut down on accidentally poking the wrong bit of the screen.

The Pocket will be out in the UK later this year, though we're a little baffled as to why Samsung didn't choose to give this tiny mobile an airing at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. In any case, my heroic colleagues and I will endeavour to bring you some hands-on photos and video very shortly.

Samsung now has no shortage of Galaxy phones, having recently announced the Galaxy Beam, Galaxy Ace 2, Ace Plus, S Advance and Mini 2, as well as new tablets including a 10.1-inch Galaxy Note. They all look much the same -- so is Samsung's scattershot approach the right one?

Is your curiosity piqued by the Pocket? Or is there another budget phone you've got your eye on? Let me know in the comments below, or over on our Facebook wall.