Samsung Replenish, Eco-Friendly Android Phone Announced by Sprint

Samsung ReplenishDetails of a new Android phone by Samsung, called the Samsung Replenish, were leaked through Sprint’s website a week back. Today, Sprint announced the new Samsung Replenish officially.

The Samsung Replenish is the world’s first eco-friendly, green Android smartphone. It is built using recycled plastic and can be charged using a solar charging battery cover.

In terms of form factor, it is similar to the Motorola Droid Pro. It comes with a 2.8 inch QVGA capacitive touchscreen display with a QWERTY keyboard. It runs Android 2.2 Froyo and has a 600 MHz Qualcomm processor and 256 MB RAM. It also has a 512 MB internal ROM and is powered by a 1160 mAh battery. It also comes with the basics – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS etc.

It is priced quite low at just $49.99 with a two year contract. The hardware specs are definitely not mind-blowing, but it seems to be a decent device if you want a cheap, QWERTY Android phone.

We are excited to expand our portfolio of eco-friendly devices to now include the Samsung Replenish with Sprint, Samsung’s first Android-powered eco-friendly phonesaid Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Telecommunications America. The Replenish offers an impressive feature set with hardware made from recycled materials and eco-centric packaging, giving customers the option to have an eco-friendly phone without having to compromise features and functionality.

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  • A “green” cell phone is a really good idea. Almost everyone these days has a cell, and most get a new one within a year. I have a drawer full of old phones that I don’t get rid of, mostly because I don’t want to add any more waste to the world. Most end up being “experiments” – I use them to test various apps, control my TV, etc.. Sometime I’ll donate them to libraries (they in turn donate them to people who need an emergency 911 phone). Starting with recycled materials when building a phone is the next best step. Kudos to Samsung!