A new portrait QWERTY handset from Samsung has emerged, and it appears as if it could be one of the mobile maker’s first affordably priced Android 4.0 smartphones. The Samsung GT-B5530 breathes some life into the BlackBerry-esque form factor that has waned from popularity recently, and according info revealed through the Chinese certification process will feature 3G support and a QVGA (320×240) display. GL Benchmark data identifies Android 4.0.4 as the phone’s OS and shows a processor clocked at 850MHz.
Samsung’s plans for the GT-B5530 are not known at this time, but based on the known specs the phone is a far cry from Samsung’s most recent Ice Cream Sandwich release, the Samsung Galaxy S3. While the portrait QWERTY form factor has long been associated with business power users, this low-powered phone might find itself targeted towards tweenie texters. Other specifics are not known at this time.