Samsung SGH-A177

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A Samsung A177

The Samsung SGH-A177 is an AT&T exclusive keyboard "bar" phone by Samsung, released in the first quarter of 2009.

It was sold as a basic entry-level phone on AT&T's now discontinued GoPhone plan (AT&T's prepaid service is now referred to as simply AT&T PREPAID).

Cosmetically, the phone is black and grey with a textured pattern on the back cover. The user interface is simplistic and minimalist with not many shaded elements like found in earlier Samsung phones.

However, like many Samsung feature phones of the time, it runs on the "Swift" SoC platform.

Related phones[edit]

  • SGH-A257 - Same basic design with minor changes and no prepaid software functions.


Specs[edit]

Basics[edit]

CPU ST-E PNX6511 Swift SoC (130MHz ARM946)
Platform/OS Samsung Proprietary
Display 220 x 176, TFT
Status LED No
Flash memory 64 MB
Charging and data connector PCBS10
FCC ID A3LSGHA257

Connectivity[edit]

Operating modes GSM (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900)
Data EDGE
SIM size Mini SIM
IrDA No
Bluetooth 2.0 (HFP and HSP)
PC Link Transfer contacts, sounds, and pictures using Samsung PC Studio

Camera[edit]

Single camera VGA (640 x 480), self-timer, brightness, night mode
Video None

Media[edit]

Supported image formats BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Supported audio formats AAC, AMR, IMY, MID, MP3
Speaker configuration Single ear speaker
Line out N/A (Samsung PCBS10 connector)
Synthesizer Software based synthesis ("Swift" synth)

Messaging[edit]

SMS Yes
EMS ?
MMS Yes
IM AIM, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger

Software[edit]

Java MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1

Accessories[edit]

Supported batteries:

Supported accessories:

Samsung SGH-A257[edit]

The A177 was also sold as the Samsung SGH-A257, or Samsung Magnet. Besides some small cosmetic differences and a lack of prepaid software, these phones are virtually identical.

The Samsung Magnet also uses an NXP branded PNX6511 SoC compared to the ST-Ericsson branded one found on the SGH-A177.


Firmware[edit]

There are several firmware dumps known of this phone on the internet, but since there was only 1 firmware version released to the public, they are all version A177UCIC3.