Samsung I7500: Touch OLED Android Smartphone

Samsung I7500 Specifications

Display: 3.2″ Touch AMOLED (Active Matrix OLED)
Pixel Format: 320 x 480 (same as Apple’s iPhone)
Camera: 5 Megapixel with LED Flash
Connectivity: Quad-band GSM, Tri-band HSDPA (900/1700/2100MHz), WiFi, GPS
Storage: 8GB Internal, MicroSD up to 32GB
Battery: 1500mAh Lithium Ion
Dimensions: 115 x 56 x 11.9mm (4.5 x 2.2 x 0.47″)

samsung_i7500_android_amoled_touch_smartphoneRaising the Bar Samsung is advancing the top-of-the-line with its I7500, announced on April 27, 2009. The Samsung I7500 will be available in major European countries from June 2009. There are two fantastic features of the I7500: one is hardware and the other is software.

OLED The I7500 sports a 3.2″ touch-enabled AMOLED (Active Matrix OLED) display. OLEDs are great for their great colors, power savings and extreme thinness. The OLED display sports a 320 x 480 pixel format, which is what you find on Apple’s iPhone. But the iPhone is a TFT LCD so most likely photos, videos and everything else will look much better on the I7500.

Android I don’t like Windows Mobile or Symbian. But I do get excited about Android, Google’s open source operating system for smartphones (and Netbook 2.0). Samsung’s I7500 will be the second major smartphone to make use of Android and that should prompt some of you out there to start drooling. I am not sure if the I7500 will feature a slide-out QWERTY keyboard like T-Mobile’s G1.

8GB Unlike most other smartphones (with the iPhone being an exception) the I7500 comes with plenty of storage space: 8GB. And unlike the iPhone it has a MicroSD card slot that can add an additional 32GB.

The touch OLED, Android, Samsung combination will be a potent competitor in the race to be the ultimate smartphone. Availability in the US has not been announced for the I7500 but I’m hoping Samsung will decide to ship it here in the same month of June.

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