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Images have leaked onto the web of the smartphone that PC maker Dell is rumoured to be on the cusp of launching.

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Dell's smartphone could launch into China soon

Despite being monumentally blurred, the phone’s front, side and rear shots reveal a svelte Dell-branded device. The iPhone-esque app-based menu doesn’t sport any Android characteristics, but it’s possible that Dell’s slapped on its own front end onto the phone.

The mole behind the snaps - which look like marketing shots - also released the smartphone’s specifications to website BGR, stating that the handset have a 3.5in, 640 x 360 touchscreen.

Multi-touch and handwriting recognition are both supported by the touchscreen, the mole said. The phone itself measures 122 x 58 x 11.7mm.

Surprisingly, the phone isn’t labelled as 3G-capable, with quad-band GSM and Edge support the only connectivity options. Wi-Fi support isn’t mentioned either, but Bluetooth 2.0 and Assisted GPS are on board, the mole claimed.

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No 3G, no Wi-Fi support, it's claimed

Around the rear is a 3Mp camera equipped with an 8x digital zoom and 30f/s video shooting mode. USB 2.0 and a Micro SD card seem to be the primary methods of moving data on to and off of the handset.

Dell has never confirmed plans to develop a branded smartphone, but Michael Dell has previously admitted that the firm is working on small-screen devices – a phrase that covers a handful of gadget types.

The company has been unofficially linked to Android smartphone rumours before and, earlier this week, a separate source claimed that Dell is just days away from launching a smartphone into China. ®

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