Samsung unveils its first Android smartphone

By on April 27, 2009, 11:28 AM
Following confirmation earlier this month that it was indeed working on no less than three Android-based handsets, Samsung has officially announced the first concrete details behind its debut device. Launching “in major European countries” this June, the Samsung i7500 combines Google’s mobile platform with a five-megapixel camera, GPS and a 3.2-inch Active Matrix OLED touch screen with a 320x480 resolution, all into a slim and compact design that’s merely 11.9mm thick.


According to its specification list, the i7500 will support HSDPA 7.2Mbps and HSUPA 5.76Mbps networks on 900/1700/2100MHz frequencies, in addition to EDGE and GPRS networks on 850/900/1800/1900Mhz – which means the device could eventually make its way into the U.S. market. It also includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities, uses a 528MHz Qualcomm chipset and has 8GB of internal memory, with a microSD card slot for up to 32GB of add-on memory.

As for the operating system version, it will run the latest Android 1.5 Cupcake build. This gives the i7500 touch typing and Bluetooth stereo capability along with an improved interface over the original version of Android.

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