Samsung quietly unveiled the next generation of it Galaxy S smartphone – Samsung Galaxy S i9003 smartphone – last month.
The new Galaxy phone is available at a price of Rs. 20,479 from Letsbuy. This version of the Galaxy S phone is for users who can’t afford the original Galaxy smartphone which carries a price tag of Rs. 24,900.
What’s the difference between the two you ask? The Galaxy S i9003 comes with a 4-inch Super Clear LCD display. The original Galaxy S (model number i9000), on the other hand, has a Super AMOLED screen.
But wait, there’s another reason to buy the i9003! Letsbuy is giving away Samsung mini speakers worth Rs. 1,299 absolutely free with the Galaxy S i9003 smartphone.
Samsung recently launched Galaxy Ace also, which sounds unimaginatively similar to Galaxy S (model number i9000). Read our previous story on the new range of Samsung Galaxy phones.
Samsung Galaxy S i9003 is powered by a 1GHz processor and uses a 1650mAh battery. The Galaxy series phone runs Android 2.2 aka Froyo operating system which, for now, supports the most Android Apps and is the best tweaked version of Android around.
Pre 2.2 editions of Android are too primitive and the new Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread OS has been out only some weeks so its flaws haven’t been discovered yet.
Besides, a few weeks after launch, when the ecosystem appears suitable, Samsung could push OS updates for Galaxy S i9003 because the phone does seem to have the minimum hardware necessary to support Gingerbread. Suggested read: Make mobile payments with Gingerbread NFC technology
Samsung’s Galaxy S i9003 smartphone’s Super Clear LCD capacitive touchscreen displays 16 million colours and a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The phone has a 5-megapixel auto focus camera with face, smile and blink detection that can record 720p HD video at 30 frames per second.
The i9003 uses quad band GSM, tri band 3G as well as 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, GPRS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b,g,n and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity. Also see: Samsung dual SIM phones in India
Galaxy S i9003 has a digital compass, accelerometer and a proximity sensor. It has 16GB of internal storage and a micro SD and micro USB slots. It supports FM radio with RDS and Android Flash 10.1. It has a file manager, document editor and Samsung’s Touch Wiz user interface.