Dear Korea: We’d Like Some Phones, Too; Samsung Galaxy A Launches


Ok so perhaps we can’t get TOO greedy, but Koreans are getting a boatload of Android today. Earlier, we saw the launch of LG’s LU2300 and SU2300 smartphones, and now Samsung is bringing their Android 2.1-enabled Galaxy A to the country, as well. SK Telecom will carry the phone which seems to be a slight downgrade of what we know to be the Samsung Galaxy S.


It has a 3.7-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display, an 800mhz (Cortex A8, presumably) processor, 8gigs of internal memory, and a 5-megapixel camera. The Samsung Galaxy A seems to run their custom TouchWiz 3.0 interface and will come with SK Telecom’s app store as well as several other preinstalled apps.

Any of you guys in Korea foaming at the mouth yet? I would be.  The Galaxy A will be exclusive to Korea, while the Galaxy S looks to be Samsung’s global offering of similar descent.

[Thanks, Samsung Hub]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. After Samsung announced that all of their phones will replace Google services with those offered by Yahoo, I wouldn’t care if they had a 4ghz quad-core snapdragon with 16gb of ram and 8tb of storage… I still wouldn’t buy.

  2. that UI is so freakin boring, can i scream “i wanna be an iPhone” any louder? why would they put THAT over stock android with widgets and folders and live wallpaper, hell it doesn’t even seem to have ANY wallpaper at all on that thing…

    sorry but i would never “foam at the mouth” for a samsung with touchwiz… whats the point of all that nice tech if you can’t use half of it on your homescreen… HTC Evo 4G FTW

  3. The more android phones the better. Even if Samsung pre-installs Yahoo apps instead of Google ones, I’m sure one can just uninstall & reinstall Google apps from the marketplace.

    As for the screen, there’s a reason why the iphone became a hit, it has functional and fast interface. I customize my current Android phone to have as much icons as possible so it’s easy & quick to load apps. No fancy live wallpapers that suck juice & slow things down, just clear, concise apps. The big clocks that I see always bothered me, it takes up so much screen space and is redundant with the clock in the toolbar in the upper right anyway. I wouldn’t mind the fast Samsung HW specs and stock Android OS 2.1.

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