South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung Electronics has just launched a new smartphone on the market in Singapore, the Samsung GALAXY S (GT-I9003), which is nothing else than the usual GALAXY S (GT-I9000) smartphone with the 4-inch Super AMOLED screen replaced by a Super Clear LCD display.
The GT-I9003 model number made it to the headlines before with reference to a possible availability with the new Super Clear LCD panel on board, and Samsung themselves confirmed at a certain point the availability of this model.
Starting tomorrow, mobile phone
users in Singapore would have the possibility to purchase the new device in the country at a suggested retail price tag of $628 without contract.
The new GALAXY S (GT-I9003) model is cheaper than the original flavor of the smartphone due to a series of other hardware changes as well.
Among them, we can count the fact that the usual 1GHz Hummingbird application processor from Samsung was replaced with a 1GHz TI OMAP 3630 CPU.
Moreover, the internal memory was changed too, and the amount of RAM is reportedly higher than with the original version of the device. The phone would run under Android 2.2 Froyo right from the beginning.
The GALAXY S (GT-I9003) is by no means the Samsung Galaxy S II
smartphone that Samsung unveiled during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in mid February.
In addition to the aforementioned hardware specs, the handset would offer a 5MP camera, WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity capabilities, GPS receiver with support fro Google Maps, and more.
The smartphone measures 123.7 x 64.2 x 10.59 mm and weighs 131g. It packs a 1650mAh battery, which should offer up to 7.5 hours of talk time, or up to 550 hours of standby time when connected to a 3G network.
According to Samsung
Singapore's Facebook account
, the GALAXY S (GT-I9003) arrives on the local market in Brown Black and Platinum Silver. Users would find it available for purchase via M1, SingTel, StarHub, and Retail Shops (a list of locations can be found here