Bell releasing the Samsung Galaxy 551 April 28th

Ian Hardy

April 14, 2011 11:34 am


Ready for another Android device to hit Bell? Well, there is one more coming and the expected launch date is on April 28th with the device being the Samsung 551. This is an Android 2.2 (Froyo) device and we have no pricing yet but specs for this entry level device have it coming with 3.2 inch display (resolution of 240 x 400), full slide out QWERTY keyboard, 3 megapixel camera with video, Wi-Fi and the ability to create a Wi-Fi hotspot and can hold up to 32GB with a microSD card.

More soon…
(Thanks tipster!)

  • Sean

    Hmm if your going for a slider android on Bell why would you choose this over the Desire Z… The Desire Z is getting updated to gingerbread and I don’t see this getting the upgrade …

    Also when i saw this I was hoping it was the Galaxy s II Release date … makes me a sad panda

    • zorxd

      This phone better be much cheaper than the Desire Z, of course.

  • zorxd

    667 MHz CPU and 512MB RAM (according to PDADB).

  • Sean

    @ Zorxd

    When I buy a phone i know it may cost like $100 or more at the start over a cheap phone but that cheap phone would have the same monthly bill as the expensive one so i’d be a good investment that’s why i tend to buy the high end phones

    • zorxd

      Some cheap phones can be had without a data plan.
      But I agree that I wouldn’t take a $50/month 3 years contract even if they gave me this phone for free.

  • crunch204

    good entry level droid

  • Matt

    any word on it coming to Virgin Mobile as well? would be a nice upgrade from the 550, the addition of a qwerty keyboard is always nice to see for those who aren’t keen on touchscreen keyboards, especially on a screen that size.