Further proof that one of Android’s virtues is a wide variety of price points: Telstra this week begins selling the Samsung Galaxy Y as a prepaid handset for $129.
Like most bargain Android phones, the Samsung Galaxy Y isn’t going to appeal to fans of the latest and greatest: it’s only running Android 2.3 on a 3-inch screen. However, the inclusion of Swype for speedy typing does make it an appealing full-screen alternative to Telstra’s other prepaid Android device, the QWERTY-TOUCH.
Pricing on the Galaxy Y is the same as the QWERTY-TOUCH at $129, which makes it one of the cheaper new Android phones out there right now. Note that, as ever, there’s an unlocking fee if you want to use it on another network.