Today, South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung announced officially the upcoming launch of three new handset powered by Google's Android operating system, namely the Galaxy 3 (GT-I5800), Galaxy 5 (GT-I5500) and Galaxy Beam (GT-I5820). According to the company, all of them are set to make an appearance on the market in Europe and Asia/Singapore sometime in July.
All three new Galaxy phones
from Samsung run under Google's Android 2.1 platform, on top of which Samsung threw its TouchWiz 3.0 user interface with widgets. Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, dual band UMTS/HSDPA at 900/2100 MHz, along with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity are other features the three have in common. The same applies to their built-in GPS receiver, as well as to the FM radio they pack.
However, while the Galaxy 3 (GT-I5800) and Galaxy 5 (GT-I5500) are said to come to the market with lower specifications, the Galaxy Beam (GT-I5820) should hit the shelves as a better positioned device, especially since it packs a built-in pico projector. The touchscreens and cameras on Galaxy 3 and Galaxy 5 are the main differentiators from the third device
Samsung Galaxy 5 sports a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen display that boasts a QVGA resolution, coupled with a 2-megapixel photo snapper with photo LED. Bluetooth 2.1 and WiFi b/g are other features the phone
should include. As for Galaxy 3, it packs a 3.2-inch touchscreen display that can deliver a WGVGA (240 x 400 pixel) resolution, a 3-megapixel camera with auto focus, and Bluetooth 3.0 and WiFi b/g/n connectivity options. The touchscreen on Samsung Beam is a 3.7-inch AMOLED display, which is accompanied by an 8-megapixel photo snapper with auto focus.
All three new Samsung Android devices
come with support for a wide range of Google mobile services, including Google Search with Search by voice, Google Maps, Gmail, Calendar, YouTube, or Google Talk, in addition to the Android Market, from where users can download various applications on their devices.