Samsung Galaxy Naos and Galaxy Teos: Android 2.1 successors to the i5700 Galaxy Spica in France
Two identically-specced but differently styled versions of the Samsung i5800 just popped up in France.
They both feature:
- Android 2.1 with Samsung’s TouchWiz interface
- a 667 MHz processor
- 3.2″ WQVGA 240 x 400 capacitive touchscreen
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- microSD card slot
- 3 Megapixel camera
- 1500 mAh battery
The Galaxy Naos is headed to Orange France in black or white and it can be yours for just 1 euro on selected contracts.
Its dimensions are 113.5 x 55 x 12.4 mm and it weighs 105g.
The Galaxy Teos is headed to other operators and looks exactly like a Samsung i5800. Hence, its dimensions should be a bit different from those of the Naos, namely 113.5 x 55 x 12.8 and its weight 109.7g. As you can see, this is also a “with Google” phone:
A quick scan of the features reveals, as with the original i5800, that while being touted by Samsung as successors to the i5700 Galaxy Spica/Portal/Lite, these phones feature some spec downgrades compared to it.
The display’s resolution is 240 x 400, compared to the Spica’s 320 x 480. It is true though that this new resolution makes these phones less wide than the Spica, and this might translate into easier one-handed use.
Also, the processor is just 667 MHz compared to the Spica’s 800 MHz. Which may not matter at all, given what poor performing drivers Samsung had for the i5700.
Anyway, the i5800 family has now added two more members to its existing two (the i5800 and i5801 Galaxy Apollo for Orange UK), and all of these should be best sellers, judging from the amount of features offered for their prices.