As the battle of “who produces most Android phones in 2010” continues, Samsung is coming out with Samsung Gem specifically for the US market. This handset seems to be a low-tier Android geared Samsung phone targeted towards entry level Android fans.
Here are the speculated specs of Samsung Gem I100:
- Android 2.1 Eclair OS with Samsung TouchWiz 3.0 UI
- 3.2″ Capacitive Touch Screen with scratch resistant coating
- 240 x 400 pixels screen resolution
- 800 MHz Processor
- 124 MB ROM
- CDMA 800 / 1900 2G connectivity
- CDMA2000 1xEV-DO 3G connectivity
- 3.15 Mega Pixels camera with Geo-tagging support
- MicroSD card slot
- Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
- Proximity Sensor
As you can see from the specs, it is an entry-level phone without much to boast. While the 800 MHz processor seems to put it into the mid-tier ones, the lack of Wi-Fi and the low resolution screen make a big difference in that regard. Also, the meagre 124 MB of internal storage means you’ll probably find yourself running out of space after installing just a few apps. Still, if you are looking for just a basic touch screen phone with Android, don’t need Wi-Fi and aren’t in for a respectable resolution screen, the Gem can perhaps be adequate.
The phone is set to debut in the US on Verizon and will possibly later make its way to other CDMA carriers like Alltel and U.S. Cellular. We can predict the price to be $150 with a bi-annual contract on Verizon, though this hasn’t been confirmed by Samsung or Verizon. We will update this post once we gather more legit information regarding Samsung Gem.
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