Three new mid-budget handsets have been spotted on their manufacturer's websites, even though they are yet to be officially announced
The LG KS365 and GD550, as well as Samsung S5530
were rumored initially for quite some time, but they were never mentioned in any of the above mentioned handset makers.
The LG KS365 is the sequel to the well-known KS360 full QWERTY slider, which was released back in July 2008. The featurephone measures 101.5 x 51 x 16.8 mm and weighs 111g (including battery).
Obviously, it comes with a full QWERTY keyboard, Touch Screen Dialing, microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 16 GB), GPRS/EDGE class 10, Bluetooth
2.0 with A2DP, Stereo FM radio with RDS. The also sports an average 2-megapixel camera with video recording capabilities.
LG GD550, previously rumored as LG Pure
, is an HSDPA (3.6 Mbps) slider that features a 2.4-inches TFT display (240 x 320 pixels resolution), 60 MB internal memory, microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 16 GB), Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, Stereo FM radio with RDS.
It boasts a 5.0-megapixel camera (2560х1920 pixels resolution) with autofocus and video recording capabilities (720x480@30fps). The slider measures 105.5 x 51 x 12.4 mm and weighs 132g (including battery).
Samsung S5530 seems to be an entry-level handset and comes with a small 2.2-inches TFT display (240 x 320 pixels resolution). It features 40 MB internal memory, microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 16 GB), Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, Stereo
FM radio with RDS.
It also sports a 3.2-megapixels camera with video recording capabilities, as well as microUSB
Strangely, none of the devices received a price tag, but we should expect them to be grabbed by various carriers pretty soon.
It might even be possible to get them for free, if they get subsidized by any of the carriers.