Pair of New Entry-Level Samsung Devices Announced


Samsung news just keeps pouring out today. Now, we’ve learned Samsung’s shown official press treatment for both the Samsung Galaxy 3 (i5800) and the Samsung Galaxy 5 (i5500). Both phones are Android 2.1-based with Samsung’s own customizations sprinkled on top.

The Galaxy 3 has a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 320×240, a 3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi b/g/n, and Xvid/DivX support. Asia and Europe will see the device this July.The Galaxy 5, on the other hand, will have a 2.8-inch touchscreen, but a slightly larger resolution at 240×400. It will have a 2-megapixel camera and all of the usual connectivity options (except WiFi n and it will have Bluetooth 2.1).

That phone should be seeing its debut on a more broad scale as it’s heading to Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, China, Australia, and South-East Asia this July. Both phones are said to be running TouchWiz 3.0, however they differ slightly in terms of look and feel. For more information, be sure to check out the pair of press releases right ahead.

Samsung launches Android -powered Galaxy 3 mobile, a ‘smart, social media powerhouse’

Samsung Galaxy 3 targets youth audience with intuitive social networking and multimedia features

SINGAPORE, JUNE 15, 2010 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the launch of the Galaxy 3 (model I5800), a ‘smart, social media powerhouse’ based on the Android™ 2.1 platform.

The company’s newest smartphone, Galaxy 3, supports the highly connected lifestyles of today’s younger mobile users who value a full range of social networking capabilities at their fingertips.

The Galaxy 3 features Samsung’s Social Hub, an integrated phonebook that links contacts from across social networks, allowing users to connect with friends across platforms and communicate seamlessly across networks. Users’ contact lists from sites including Facebook, MySpace and Twitter are accessible on one platform; ensuring that users can remain fully connected at all times. Social Hub also allows fans of social networking to view photos on their mobiles using the integrated media browser, and seamlessly upload, manage and share photos from Twitter, Facebook and Picasa or create a digital photo album while on the go.

The latest in Samsung’s portfolio of Android-powered devices, the Galaxy 3 delivers rich media experiences that will impress even the most fastidious mobile users. The device supports a full suite of Google mobile services, including Google Search™ with Search by voice, Google Maps™, Gmail™, Calendar, YouTube™, Google Talk™ and Android Market™, so that users can benefit from the wealth of valuable content and enjoy familiar desktop PC experiences on the move via a user interface tailored for mobile devices. The Google mobile services will be customized based on regional preferences and availability.

The Galaxy 3 device also provides rich, augmented reality content through the Layar Reality Browser that shows the real view of a location and displays information with only one click. By holding up the Galaxy to a POI (Point of Interest) such as a landmark, users can easily find the information they need, such as movie times or the history of a landmark, with the help of Google Maps™.

Featuring an elegant, sleek design, the Galaxy 3 is an affordable yet powerful social media device, providing an integrated mobile experience. DivX support transforms the device into a personal entertainment system for video, while support for multiple audio formats will delight music lovers. The long-lasting Li-Ion 1500mAh battery means that the viewing experience is maximized. The Samsung Galaxy 3 comes equipped with a TouchWiz 3.0 User interface, which makes searching and browsing easy and intuitive.

JK Shin, President and Head of the Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics said, “The Samsung Galaxy 3 was designed to extend our portfolio of Android™ -powered devices and underlines Samsung’s commitment to offer a smartphone for every lifestyle. This device has a number of distinct benefits that can be tailored to suit users’ personal tastes. The Galaxy 3 seamlessly integrates active social networking and rich media experiences to provide the best social and multi-media capabilities available on the market today.”

The Galaxy 3 will be launched in July 2010 and will be expanded to Europe and Asia.

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. The one on the right resembles the motorola i1!

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