New Samsung-made Giorgio Armani phone looks a lot like AT&T’s Captivate Galaxy S, costs way more

Samsung is preparing the release of yet another phone that carries the Giorgio Armani brand front and center. For the first time ever though, this will be a smartphone. An Android-powered smartphone, to be precise.

You’d then assume that this is something entirely new and exciting, hardware-wise. And you’d be wrong. This, it turns out, is the mystery Samsung GT-i9010 that we saw pass through the FCC a while ago. And, as its model number clearly implies, it’s just another version of the Galaxy S. An international version, with Armani branding, that looks like AT&T’s Captivate (that’s their own version of Samsung’s ubiquitous high-end device).

It will launch in December and you’ll be able to buy it from Armani boutiques and mobile retailers in Italy, France, the UK, Germany, China, Dubai, Hong Kong, Russia, Spain and the Netherlands. It will cost 700 euros (that’s about $965).

The specs are identical to AT&T’s Captivate. Highlights include the 4″ Super AMOLED touchscreen, 5 MP camera, and 16 GB of storage space. So, if you don’t live in the US and love the Captivate’s looks so much that you’d pay a lot more to get them than you would for a ‘normal’ international Galaxy S, this is for you. Or perhaps this phone’s appeal has more to do with the brand it sports.


Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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