Fans left guessing over Samsung 'designer' phone
Come on Korea, give us a hint
A Samsung representative has confirmed to Register Hardware that online rumours about its creation of a designer touch-sensitive mobile phone are correct - but the bad news is that it won't be coming to the UK, at least for the time being.
The news is more than a little disappointing, because images purporting themselves to be of the SGH-P520 show that it’s a pretty sleek and sexy number. Even akin to the iPhone or LG Prada KE850, both also touchscreen models.
Samsung's SGH-P520 is keeping UK gadget-lovers guessing
The Samsung representative was unable to confirm any of the SGH-P520’s technical specifications to us, but internet sources seem to agree that the aforementioned touchscreen would measure 2.6in with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels.
GSM, with Edge capability, connectivity may be built into the handset, but there is no word yet of 3G capability. Additional features ranging from a 3-megapixel camera and a 50MB internal memory to integrated Bluetooth and a microSD card slot may also be included.
It also looks as though the phone, which is rumoured to measure 8.8 x 5.4 x 0.9cm, will come in a form of leather snap-shut wallet for that definitive designer look.
Samsung hasn’t yet confirmed whether the handset will be rolled out beyond South Korea or even what it will retail for over there. We will of course keep you posted.
"The Samsung representative was unable to confirm any of the SGH-P520’s technical specifications to us"
Who said it does or doesn't have 3G? The specs are not confirmed one way or the other in this article. Are you assuming it doesn't? Based on what?
Why would anybody complain by saying it is not being bashed for not having 3G when you haven't got a clue if it has or not? That's just plain stupidity.
Try reading the article before saying ridiculous comments.
Originally thought to be a Korea-only model and bearing more than a slight resemblance to LG’s Prada handset, the P520 (pictured) is still shrouded in secrecy. But we can exclusively reveal that it will be coming to the hands of European tech freaks – let’s just hope that includes us plucky Brits.
The details gleaned from Samsung’s French site reveal that the P520 will come flaunting a 3MP camera, touchscreen, a microSD slot and an extremely thin profile. It’s also rumoured to offer Wi-Fi, EDGE, A2DP Bluetooth and 50MB of internal memory.
Watch out iPhone, there’s another one on your back.
If this is anything like my current phone (the very geeky Samsung SGH P300), and I strongly suspect it is from the look of it, the leather case hides another battery, extending the battery life considerably. It's a nice little touch!
The article doesn't say there is definitely no 3G, just that its unconfirmed... In the interest of fairness and to keep you happy though let me be the first to say...
"If this has no 3G then its a waste of space..."
Having said that just because its got a touch screen doesn't mean it's a direct competitor to the iPhone, there's no mention of any web capabilities let alone being forced to use ajax/the web for any 3rd party apps and add-ons. A phone with a decent organiser and push email doesn't cry out for 3G like the iPhone does.
beyond South Korea
"Samsung hasn’t yet confirmed whether the handset will be rolled out beyond South Korea"
you can pre-order in Russia, I seen it on some mobile websites.
Does not help you though ;-)