Samsung introduced the I7500 today, the company's first phone based on the Google Android operating system. The phone will run Android 1.5 (Cupcake).
The Samsung I7500 is just 11.9mm thick and packs a 3.2" AMOLED touchscreen with a 320 x 480 pixel resolution. Other features include quad-band GSM, tri-band HSDPA 7.2Mbps, Qualcomm MSM7200A 528MHz processor, 5MP digicam with LED flash, GPS, 8GB internal memory, microSD memory card slot, Bluetooth 2.0, 802.1b/g WiFi, USB connectivity and 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Samsung I7500 is a cutting-edge smartphone, featuring a 3.2” AMOLED full touch screen and 7.2Mbps HSDPA and WiFi connectivity, giving users access to Google™ Mobile services and full web browsing at blazing speeds.
The Samsung I7500 offers users access to the full suite of Google services, including Google Search™, Google Maps™, Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Calendar™, and Google Talk™. The integrated GPS receiver enables the comprehensive use of Google Maps features, such as My Location, Google Latitude, Street View, local search and detailed route description. Hundreds of other applications are available in Android Market. For example, the application Wikitude, a mobile travel guide, allows consumers to access details of unknown sights via location-based Wikipedia articles.
Based on Samsung’s proven product leadership, Samsung I7500 comes with latest multimedia features. The large and vivid 3.2“AMOLED display ensures the brilliant representation of multimedia content and enjoyable full touch mobile experience. Along with supporting a 5-megapixel camera and various multimedia codec formats, the I7500 also provides a long enough battery life (1500mAh) and generous memory capacity up to 40GB (Internal memory: 8GB, External memory: Up to 32GB) to enjoy all the applications and multimedia content. The phone also boasts its slim and compact design with mere 11.9mm thickness.
Samsung's first Android will ship in major European countries from June, pricing is said to be around 300EUR.