Samsung i7500 officially confirmed as Samsung’s first Android phone

After the Samsung S8000 was unveiled, many have thought this would be the first-released Android smartphone to bear Sammy’s brand.

But it looks like that’s not true and, instead of the S8000, we’re going to have the i7500 as the first Samsung handset to run on Google’s open source platform.

According to the::unwired, Samsung i7500 will be released in Germany sometime in June, exclusively via O2. 

The new Android smartphone is only 11.9 mm thick, it has no hardware keypad and it looks pretty good:

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Here’s a list with the specs of Samsung i7500:

  • Android 1.5 (Cupcake)
  • Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity
  • Tri-band UMTS/HSPA connectivity (900 / 1700 / 2100 MHz) – this allows the handset to run on T-Mobile USA’s network
  • 3.2 inch capacitive AMOLED display with HVGA (480 x 320) resolution
  • GPS
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • 5MP camera with LED flash
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7200A CPU
  • 8GB of internal memory
  • MicroSD card support

The retail price of Samsung i7500 is said to be of around €300 ($398) – not that much for a smartphone with features like the ones listed above.

UpdateSamsung has officially confirmed the i7500; the smartphone will come in June indeed, although its exact price was not announced.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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