The Samsung Galaxy S is a really popular and attractive smartphone model, so it is only to be expected that Samsung press home this popularity by bringing out a new model. As they have already sold over 10 million of these handsets in less than a year since the launch you would expect them to stick to the winning formula and maybe just graft on a few new ideas to encourage people to upgrade.
However, the information which has reached us seems to suggest that the new Galaxy, which you might see referred to as the Samsung S5830, is going to be noticeably smaller than the current model on sale. This has led to it receiving the nickname of Galaxy S Mini.
The specs haven’t been revealed yet but early speculation has it running on the 2.2 version of Android, supporting Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, having a 5 megapixel camera and offering USB and MicroSD options. The screen looks like being 3.5 inches in size and with a resolution of 320 x 480.
There is no official word from Samsung yet, but the Mobile World Congress will be upon us next month. We can expect plenty of information, leaks and rumours to come out before this meeting and these will be followed, hopefully, by an official announcement from the manufacturer. This annual get together is also sure to see a number of other devices launched, and it will be interesting to see what new competition starts to appear to challenge the Galaxy Mini model for the title of most popular Android phone to be launched this year.
Will Samsung have any surprises in store for us apart from the reduced size of the phone? How will the public take to it against the expected new version of the iPhone which we hope to see later on in 2011?
Source: Sam Firmware