Samsung Gem, Another Budget Android Revealed

Samsung has published some images and specifications of the Samsung Gem, another budget Android phone, on its website.

It has dimensions of 4.48 x 2.18 x 0.48 inches and weighs 3.85 ounces. It will have a 3.2 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a WQVGA resolution. It will be powered by an 800 MHz processor and will likely come with 256/512 MB RAM. It will also have a 3.2 MP camera and will come with the Android 2.1 Eclair OS with Swype for text input. We don’t know whether or not it will be upgraded to Android 2.2 Froyo or Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It also has Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, GPS and 124 MB internal storage with 16 GB microSD card support.

The Samsung Spica i5700 was one of the most popular budget Android phones in its time. However, it was soon superceded by the LG Optimus One. The Samsung Gem will compete with the Optimus One and the newly launched Optimus Me. Going by the hardware specs, it definitely offers a better deal. But it runs an outdated OS – Android 2.1 Eclair while the Optimus One and Optimus Me come with Android 2.2 Froyo. The Gem may be officially unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in February 2011.

Check out these images of the Samsung Gem:

Samsung Gem

Samsung Gem

Source: Samsung SCH-I100 Features

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