Earlier this morning some fresh rumors rolled in about the Samsung GT-I9003, a phone that was said to be a Super LCD touting version of the Samsung Galaxy S. Turns out those rumors were pretty accurate, as the Samsung Galaxy SL has gone official. The phone does indeed replace the original Galaxy S’ Super AMOLED with a Super LCD display, but that’s not the only change.
The much-praised 1GHz Hummingbird processor has been switched out in favor of a 1GHz TI OMAP 3630. chip, the phone is only available in a 16GB flavor, and it ships with Android 2.2. It gets a larger 1650mAh batter but increases in overall phone thickenss as well. Instead of the Galaxy S’ quoted 9.9mm the SL is 10.59mm.
The phone is only listed on Samsung’s sites in the Middle East and Asia, and there is no confirmation if the SL will in fact outright replace the Galaxy S in many markets. Hopefully more info will come on that soon (but it might wait until MWC).