Samsung Galaxy M gets outed for Korea, wants to make AMOLED affordable
Another day, another new Samsung Android-powered smartphone. While yesterday it was the Galaxy Ace Plus, today it’s the Galaxy M.
This clearly has some relation, target-market-wise, to the similarly-named Galaxy M Pro which was announced back in August of 2011. Perhaps they’re about the same core values, just that one comes with a QWERTY keyboard and the other one doesn’t.
The Galaxy M is the latter. It does however contain one high-end feature – a Super AMOLED touchscreen. It’s perhaps the first time that Samsung has packed its high-quality screen tech into an affordable smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy M also has a single-core 1 GHz processor, a 3 MP camera, Bluetooth 3.0, TV tuner, 4 GB of built-in storage space, and a 1,650 mAh battery. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and the screen’s size is 4 inches diagonally. The Galaxy M’s design is clearly reminiscent of the Galaxy S II and the Galaxy R, as you can see.
The phone will arrive in Samsung’s native Korea (if it hasn’t done so already) in Platinum Silver (seen in the pictures above), Blue Black, or Lavender Pink. SK Telecom, KT, and LG U+ will each get their own version of the handset. The price (unlocked) will be around $500, which is nowhere near as affordable as this device should be in order to sell well. But that’s in Korea – perhaps phones are more expensive over there.
There’s no telling just yet if the Galaxy M will make it to other parts of the world, but we’ll let you know if it eventually does.