Official pictures of the much-anticipated Samsung i5700 Galaxy Lite Android touch screen phone are out.
AllAboutPhones has reported that the Samsung i5700 Galaxy Lite may be renamed as the Samsung i5700 Galaxy Spica.
The Samsung i5700 Galaxy Lite or Spica has a 3.2-inch AMOLED touch screen with resolution of 320×480 pixels.
The phone’s features are almost the same as that of the Samsung Galaxy i7500, that Samsung had launched in April 2009, except that it comes with a 3.2-megapixel camera without flash, unlike the Samsung Galaxy i7500 that comes with a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash.
The Samsung i5700 Galaxy Lite will have 200MB integrated memory compared to the 8GB internal memory of the original Samsung i5700 Galazy.
The GSM Quad-band phone will work on 850/900/1800/1900 MHz.
Multimedia features include support to MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, RA audio formats and MPEG4 video format.
Connectivity features of the Samsung i5700 Galaxy Lite phone include microUSB, WiFi with specs of 802.11b/802.11g, 2.1 stereo Bluetooth, and 3.5 mm headphone jack.
The Samsung i5700 Galaxy Lite aka Spica is expected to be launched some time soon in 2009, now that the holiday season is around the corner.
There is no information available about the price of the Samsung i5700 Galaxy phone, but some reports suggest that the phone will be available for 350 Euros.
Will the phone be launched in India?
In end-September 2009, Samsung had launched the Samsung i7500 Galaxy in India, via Tata Docomo, at a price of Rs 28,990.
If the Samsung i5700 Galaxy Lite is launched in India – presumably at a lower price point since it has some pared down features – it is likely to do quite well.
The Samsung Galaxy Lite i5700 will take on HTC’s Android phone, the HTC Tattoo, which was recently unveiled by HTC.