South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung Electronics is reportedly getting ready for the release of a new mobile phone powered by Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, one that might get launched on the company's homeland market.The new device is said to sport the model number SHV-E110S, and to be set to make an appearance on the South Korean market at wireless carrier SK Telecom.
Apparently, Samsung is in the final stages of development with this device, and has already pushed it out for the required operator tests.
However, specific info on when the new device might arrive on shelves lacks at the moment, and details on the price tag it could sport were not unveiled either.
No photos with the new mobile phone emerged either, but the SHV-E110S mode number is almost confirmed for it.
Some of the specifications it could hit the market with leaked as well, such as the large touchscreen display that would be able to deliver a WVGA (800 x 480 pixel) resolution, and support for 16M colors.
The handset would also arrive on shelves with support for dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as with a built-in GPS receiver.
On the back, the new mobile phone would include a photo snapper of unknown resolution. It would also pack a microSD memory card slot to expand the available storage space.
As stated above, the new, yet unannounced mobile phone from Samsung would arrive on shelves running under Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system.
Thus, it would also offer support for various Google Mobile services, including Gmail, Search, Maps, Gtalk, or YouTube, as well as for applications available for download via the Android Market.
Since the Samsung SHV-E110S is already undergoing carrier testing, it might hit shelves sooner rather than later, so keep an eye on this space for more info on the matter.
The phone should help Samsung gain even more market share in South Korea, where it managed to sell a number of over 2.3 million handsets during May alone.