Samsung releases Android phone

From Korea, Samsung has just launched the i7500 smartphone. Samsung is now the second manufaturer to release a phone to market using Android after HTC.

The device boasts a 3.2” OLED touch screen with onscreen keyboard, video, playback and record, 7.2Mbps HSDPA and WiFi connectivity, along with the full suite of Google services including Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, and Google Talk.

The phone also comes with a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and various multimedia codec formats, has a claimed battery life of 1500mAh, while the internal memory capacity of 8GB can be expanded up to 40GB via an external MicroSD card.

Key specs:

General: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
OS and CPU: 528MHz CPU with 128MB RAM running latest Android OS v1.5
Form factor: Touchscreen bar, no keypad
Dimensions: 115.0 x 56.0 x 11.9 mm, 119 g.
Display: 3.2″ capacitive OLED touchscreen, HVGA resolution (320 x 480 pixels)
Storage: 8GB, hot-swappable microSD card slot (up to 40GB)
Camera: 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and geotagging
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, microUSB v.2.0, 3.5mm audio jack
Misc: Accelerometer sensor, Gesture lock
Battery: 1500 mAh battery

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