April 15, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka
More details have emerged about a Samsung Android phone, and if the information spotted at Czech and Russian websites are true, Samsung is building a beautiful monster. Codenamed the Samsung S8000, the phone runs Android obviously and packs a mountain of useful specs.
- Disappointed in the G1′s storage capacity? 2 gigs of internal memory ought to take care of that.
- Tired of having to convert your videos to MP4 format so you can watch them on an Android phone? The S800 is slated to have DivX playback.
- Do you get infuriated by HTC constantly releasing phones without a 3.5mm headphone jack? If not, you should be. The S800 will have one anyway.
Android is already shaping up to improve greatly, but the S8000 makes it look even more enticing on paper. I’ve been impressed by early looks at other Android phones, but nothing has seemed good enough to make me abandon my G1 and break my contract with T-Mobile. The right carrier, pricing, and availability options could make me pay that cancellation fee without a second thought.
The S8000 were first spotted for pre-order at a Russian website at €470 but was soon taken down. It’s likely that this will appear in Europe first, but I’m crossing my fingers for an American release.
The S8000 also offers:
- 5 megapixel camera with LED flash
- WVGA touchscreen
- FM radio
- 2 GB memory, microSD slot
- 12mm thick
- 3.5 mm headphone, 3G, GPS, WiFi
- * Possibly Samsung’s 3D Cube UI