Samsung Galaxy. i7500 Android phone gets a name. Will launch in France early July

We were pretty impressed with the first Samsung Android phone – i7500 when it was announced.

With 5 megapixel camera, capacitive AMOLED touchscreen, huge 1500 mAh battery and many other goodies built-in, there was little not to like about this handset, promised for June launch.

Well, it looks like it might be delayed for a few weeks, at least in France. It’s Bouygues Telecom just announced that they will be the first to launch the new Samsung i7500 Android phone as Samsung Galaxy in early July.

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Well, Bouygues Telecom might be a bit late for the French Android party, but this handset is a nice nab for them.

It looks like for at least a few months, until Android 2.0/Donut handsets become available,  Samsung Galaxy will be the best specc’ed out Android device out there.

Samsung Galaxy i7500 specs include:

  • HSDPA 7.2Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps (900 / 1700/ 2100MHz), EDGE / GPRS (850/ 900/1800/1900) connectivity
  • Android OS
  • 3.2” HVGA(320×480) AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display
  • 5 MP Camera (Auto Focus), Power LED
  • Bluetooth® 2.0, USB 2.0, WiFi, MicroUSB, 3.5mm headset jack
  • built-in GPS
  • Internal memory: 8GB
  • External memory: Micro SD (Up to 32GB)
  • Battery 1500 mAh
  • Size 115 x 56 x 11.9mm

No info on unsubsidized price yet.

And as for the name, “Galaxy” for Samsung i7500 might just be for France. Samsung has been known to play pretty loose with the those trade names in different countries for a while now.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • Kengkaj

    I want to have it.

  • http://dandascalescu.com dandv

    How come that 1700MHz UMTS is not confirmed by any of the Danish, Finnish, German, Norwegian or Swedish specs?

  • coolfx35

    Im from the Netherlands and still waiting for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy. It will probably be available in a fourtnight. However the Dutch version will be white. But I think the Samsung will be the most appealing Android phone up till now (Amoled display, battery, etc).

    I'm a webdesigner and love internet and it's possibilities. And Android/Google will make the future different. Hopefully it will be a better place, but surely it will be fun.

    Hope to receive my Galaxy soon. Then I will post my experiences here. Also hope to learn a lot here of the Samsung and Android.

    Hope to meet other galaxy owners http://www.samsung-galaxy.com

  • coolfx35

    Im from the Netherlands and still waiting for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy. It will probably be available in a fourtnight. However the Dutch version will be white. But I think the Samsung will be the most appealing Android phone up till now (Amoled display, battery, etc).

    I'm a webdesigner and love internet and it's possibilities. And Android/Google will make the future different. Hopefully it will be a better place, but surely it will be fun.

    Hope to receive my Galaxy soon. Then I will post my experiences here. Also hope to learn a lot here of the Samsung and Android.

    Hope to meet other galaxy owners http://www.samsung-galaxy.com