A few days back we spotted the Samsung Galaxy i7500 selling on the o2 site. Today we’ve received the .. err.. announcement that it’s available. Yeah, we know already, but we’re guessing that this announcement means that it’s more “widely” available, like in o2 stores etc.
The Android-powered device has an 3.2″ HVGA AMOLED screen, long battery life (1500 mAh) and slim dimensions (115 x 56 x 11.9mm). Other specs include a 5 auto-focus megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi, 3.5mm audio jack. Inside a Qualcomm 7200A ARM11 CPU running at 528Mhz powers the show.
Read on for the press release.
Link – Earlier story
Samsung Galaxy i7500 Hits O2
Samsung’s first Android™ smartphone (i7500) now on sale with O2
Samsung Mobile UK today announces that its Galaxy handset (i7500) is now available on the O2 network in the UK through O2 stores, o2.co.uk and O2’s telesales team. The Samsung Galaxy is the company’s first device powered by Android, giving customers instant access to familiar applications, as well as access to a range of ever-expanding services being developed for the Android platform.
“The Samsung Galaxy is one of the most innovative and high-quality Android-powered devices on the market. We’ve built in all the features people have come to expect from high-end Samsung devices, like the AMOLED screen and fast processing power, to provide a great user experience,” said Mark Mitchinson, VP, Samsung Mobile UK. “We’re fortunate to have the technical ability at Samsung to support a variety of operating systems and demonstrate real leadership in developing the technologies that customers want and understand.’
“O2 has become the home of smartphones and launching our first Android-powered phone with Samsung is a key part of this,” said Steve Alder, General Manager Devices, Telefónica Europe. “What I love about the Samsung Galaxy is the great user experience and the fantastic range of apps it brings to even more customers.”
Whatever your lifestyle, there will be an Android application for you and with its large memory, you can personalise your Samsung Galaxy with as many apps as you desire. Go directly to the Android Market on your Samsung Galaxy i7500 and download for free, a variety of unique apps (you will need to have a Google™Account in order to access the market).
• Shop Savvy – allows you to scan barcodes in store with your device and search online for the best prices
• Lightsaber – a fun application that means you can play lightsabers with friends
• Paceman – anyone can play this traditional arcade which is making a cult comeback
The familiar Google services on the PC are ready and waiting on the Samsung Galaxy including: Google Search™ Google Maps™, Gmail™, Google Talk™. It also has an integrated GPS receiver meaning you can make full use of Google Maps to guide you in the car or on foot.
As well as the world of applications, the internet really comes to life through the Samsung Galaxy’s 3.2inch AMOLED screen; watch great quality videos from You Tube, surf the web with the super-fast browser or view pictures you’ve taken with its 5 mega-pixel camera.
A device as powerful as this needs a long battery life and memory capacity so it can be enjoyed fully and the Samsung Galaxy doesn’t disappoint. Capable of storing up to 40GB of memory (8GB internal memory, external up to 32GB), this smartphone packs a lot into its slim, compact design (115 x 56 x 11.9mm).
The Samsung Galaxy (i7500) is available in the UK on O2 exclusively for 4 weeks from Monday 31st August 2009 and is free on a £45 per month tariff.
Operating System: Android™ OS
Chipset Qualcomm: 7200A, ARM11 528MHz + DSP 256MHz
Camera: 5MP AF + Power LED
Display Resolution/ Size: 3.2″ HVGA (320 x 480) AMOLED
3G Bearer and Band: HSDPA 7.2Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps (900 / 1700/ 2100MHz)
2G Bearer and Band: EDGE / GPRS (850/ 900/1800/1900)
Connectivity: Bluetooth® 2.0, USB 2.0, WiFi, MicroUSB, 3.5mm ear jack
Video / Audio Video: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
Audio: MP3, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+, WMA, RA
Internal memory: 8GB
External memory: Micro SD (Up to 32GB)
Additional Applications: Browser, Google apps, Android market
Talk / standby time: 1500mAh
Dimensions: 115 x 56 x 11.9mm