Feeds

Samsung's first Android phone spied online?

Blurry picture, equally blurry specs

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

The image of a phone said to be Samsung’s first foray into the Android OS market has appeared online.

Samsung_android

Is this Samsung's first Android phone?

First published by website GSMhelpdesk.nl, the blurry image is thought to have been captured at an event held recently in Amsterdam where, the report hints, Samsung gave attendees a run through the unnamed phone’s features.

The Android phone’s tools are accessed through a large capacitive touchscreen, while the device’s format is described as candybar – suggesting the phone doesn’t have a slide out physical keypad as the Android-based T-Mobile G1 does.

A camera will, of course, be included, but the report said Samsung’s still undecided about quality and so it could sit anywhere between 3.2 and 5Mp. The phone’s said to have a decent amount of on-board memory, with reference also made to Micro SD expandable storage.

Connectivity specifications for the Samsung Android include quad-band GSM, HSDPA 3G of up to 7.2Mb/s and 1.4Mb/s HSUPA.

Other named features include Bluetooth 2.0 and support for Google Maps’ StreetView and Latitude services. It’s unclear if a digital compass, as included on Nokia’s N97, will feature on the phone.

Alas, details about a potential price or launch date haven’t cropped up yet. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
Intel's LAME DUCK mobile chips gobbled by CASH COW
Chipzilla won't have money-losing mobe unit to kick about anymore
First in line to order a Nexus 6? AT&T has a BRICK for you
Black Screen of Death plagues early Google-mobe batch
Ford's B-Max: Fiesta-based runaround that goes THUNK
... when you close the slidey doors, that is ...
Disturbance in the force lets phones detect gestures with Wi-Fi
These are the movement detection devices you're looking for
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Driving business with continuous operational intelligence
Introducing an innovative approach offered by ExtraHop for producing continuous operational intelligence.
5 critical considerations for enterprise cloud backup
Key considerations when evaluating cloud backup solutions to ensure adequate protection security and availability of enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?