Samsung has just introduced a new phone in its Galaxy Android smartphone series in Korea – the Galaxy U, that seems like a CDMA variant of the Galaxy K with some differences. The announcement has been made official today for the Korean market and has been priced at USD 682. We are not sure if the phone is headed to other markets or not, or when is it going to be available elsewhere but if you are in South Korea, you can get your hands on it right away. Read on for the spec sheet.
Here are the specs of Samsung Galaxy U:
- Android OS 2.1 Eclair
- 1.0 GHz S5PC111 Processor
- 3.7 Inch AMOLED Plus Display
- 480 x 800 Screen Resolution
- CDMA 800 / 1900 for 2G connectivity
- CDMA2000 1xEV-DO for 3G connectivity
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- 5 Mega Pixel Primary Camera with autofocus, smile detection, face detection, touch focus and geo-tagging support
- 720p HD Video Recording
- MicroSD card slot with 8 GB card included
- Proximity Sensor
- Digital Compass
- GPS with A-GPS support
As you can see, the phone is very similar to Galaxy S and Galaxy K in appearance, with some differences. Firstly, the screen size is 3.7″, same as Galaxy K but smaller than the 4.0″ screen of the Galaxy S. Secondly, the processor is 1 Ghz, same as that of the Galaxy S but a bit slower than the 1.2 GHz of the Galaxy K. Though 1 GHz is quite adequate for a smooth experience. Lastly, the screen is AMOLED Plus, unlike the Super AMOLED of the Galaxy S.
Update: Galaxy U is available exclusively for SK Telecom in South Korea, and Samsung has no plans for releasing it in other markets.