The LiMo-based Samsung 360 H2 is exclusively created for Vodafone and integrates their ’360 experience’. It has been known to be in development for quite a while, and many different supposed specs have been leaked or rumored during the past few months.
Vodafone finally decided to step in and make some things clear about this upcoming successor to the H1.
It will have:
- 3.7″ multi-touch Super AMOLED WVGA (800 x 480) screen
- 8 Megapixel camera with image stabilizer (I can’t see how it’s going to be optical in a phone’s size, so digital it is!), LED flash and 720p video recording
- the same processor found in the Samsung Galaxy S (Samsung’s very own S5PC111), clocked at 1GHz
- Qualcomm MSM6290 baseband, enabling HSDPA at 7.2 Mb/s and HSUPA at 5.76 Mb/s and quadband GSM
- WiFi 802.11 n
- Bluetooth 3.0
- 16 GB internal memory, expandable via microSD card slot
- Sensors: Geo-magnetic, accelerometer, proximity, light
- H.263, H.264, MPEG4, DivX, WMV and AC3 support
- Opera 10 browser with Flash, Webkit Widget Engine and Java
- Multitasking support
- Dimensions: 125 x 60.8 x 11.7 mm
- Weight: 137g
A Linux3 Developer SDK is also available for creating native LiMo apps, if any developers are up for that.
And it looks nice enough.
Here’s a brief demo video:
It seems to be a bit of an improvement compared to its soon-to-be predecessor, but what will no doubt make or break this phone is the software. Whether or not the 360 user experience based on LiMo has grown up enough and how people will react to it and interact with it remains to be seen. I wouldn’t necessarily do any sort of comparison between this and the iPhones and Androids of the world, but it may make for a very good device for someone coming from a featurephone.
Time (and Vodafone’s pricing, for sure) will tell.
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