Samsung i9003 Galaxy SL will launch in Singapore this Saturday, March 12
The Samsung i9003 Galaxy SL is a slightly modified version of the now-ubiquitous Galaxy S i9000, the Android smartphone that was sold in more than 10 million units last year. The SL has a 4-inch Super Clear LCD screen instead of the i9000’s Super AMOLED. Like the i9000, it has a single-core 1 GHz processor, but this time manufactured by TI, and not by Samsung directly. The battery is bigger in the SL, 1650 mAh compared to 1500 mAh, and thus the SL is a bit thicker than the S (10.59 mm as opposed to 9.9 mm). The Galaxy SL runs Android 2.2 Froyo (the S was updated to Froyo, but it shipped with Android 2.1 last summer).
Other than that, the two devices are all but identical. Since being announced at the beginning of February, the Samsung i9003 Galaxy SL has already become available in Germany and India. And now it’s Singapore’s turn.
Samsung has officially announced, via its Facebook page, that the Galaxy SL will become available in Singapore tomorrow, Saturday, March 12. It will cost $628 without contract, and will be sold in two colors – brown black and platinum silver. The handset will be sold at M1 retail locations, StarHub, and SingTel. For a full list of retail shops where you’ll be able to find the Samsung Galaxy SL, go to this page.