Turns out T-Mobile has gone and scored itself a one-month exclusive on the i5700, renaming it the "Galaxy Portal" in the process -- and it'll have the blacked-out version all to itself for a full three months. With a 3.2 megapixel cam, 3.2-inch HVGA display and HSPA, it could make for a decent midrange way to get into the wide world of Android -- especially when (or if) Samsung pushes the 2.0 upgrade -- and it's available now for free to anyone willing to sign away £23 (about $37) a month on an 18-month contract.
Seoul November 16, 2009 -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today officially announced its newest Android-powered smartphone, the ‘Galaxy Spica’ (I5700).
Samsung Galaxy Spica is a powerful Android-powered smartphone that offers seamless connectivity, highlighted by smooth access to Google™ mobile services and easy connection to popular social network sites such as Facebook and MySpace.
The Galaxy Spica shows faster and more powerful performance than ever before by providing 800 MHZ application processor, so users can enjoy a variety of applications that can be downloaded from Android Market™.
“Samsung has made a great effort to strengthen our smartphone line up with a wide range of innovative products for every user,” said JK Shin, Executive Vice President and Head of the Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. “The Samsung Galaxy Spica, powered by Android, is the perfect fit for users who want to enjoy a powerful and fast mobile experience”, he added.
Samsung Galaxy Spica provides an exceptional multimedia experience by supporting DivX for the first time on Android-powered phones to eliminate the hassle of file format conversions. Equipped with DNSe 2.0 for better sound quality and 3.5 mm ear jack, the Galaxy Spica offers the fully comprehensive multimedia feature set. Moreover, a long enough battery life (1500mAh) allows its users to enjoy all the applications and multimedia content. The phone also boasts its slim and compact design with mere 13.2 mm thickness.
The Samsung Galaxy Spica supportsthe full suite of Google services, including Google Search™, Google Maps™, Gmail™, YouTube™, and Google Talk™, letting users enjoy the familiar desktop computer experience while on the move.
The Samsung Galaxy Spica is now available in Europe, CIS, and will be expanded to MEA region.
Samsung Galaxy Spica Demo