Samsung unveils Galaxy Spica_I5700, its newest Android-powered smartphone

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Samsung Galaxy Spica is a great choice for Android™ users, offering ultimate mobile experience

November 16th, 2009, Seoul, Korea - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today officially announced its newest Android-powered smartphone, the ‘Galaxy Spica’ (I5700).

Samsung Galaxy Spica is a powerful Android-powered smartphone that offers seamless connectivity, highlighted by smooth access to Google™ mobile services and easy connection to popular social network sites such as Facebook and MySpace.

The Galaxy Spica shows faster and more powerful performance than ever before by providing 800 MHZ application processor, so users can enjoy a variety of applications that can be downloaded from Android Market™.

“Samsung has made a great effort to strengthen our smartphone line up with a wide range of innovative products for every user,” said JK Shin, Executive Vice President and Head of the Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. “The Samsung Galaxy Spica, powered by Android, is the perfect fit for users who want to enjoy a powerful and fast mobile experience”, he added.

Samsung Galaxy Spica provides an exceptional multimedia experience by supporting DivX for the first time on Android-powered phones to eliminate the hassle of file format conversions. Equipped with DNSe 2.0 for better sound quality and 3.5 mm ear jack, the Galaxy Spica offers the fully comprehensive multimedia feature set. Moreover, a long enough battery life (1500mAh) allows its users to enjoy all the applications and multimedia content. The phone also boasts its slim and compact design with mere 13.2 mm thickness.

The Samsung Galaxy Spica supports the full suite of Google services, including Google Search™, Google Maps™, Gmail™, YouTube™, and Google Talk™, letting users enjoy the familiar desktop computer experience while on the move.

The new device allows users to upload and share multimedia content with ease, and delivers notifications and updates from social networking sites on its idle screen.

The Samsung Galaxy Spica is now available in Europe, CIS, and will be expanded to MEA region.

Samsung Galaxy Spica Product Specifications
OS Android (ver. Android 1.5)
Network HSDPA 3.6Mbps (900/2100)
EDGE/GPRS (850/900/1800/1900)
Dimension 132.9 x 69.2 x 10.3, 143g
AP Quad core 1.5 GHz
Memory 1GB RAM
Display 4.5” WVGA (480x800)
Camera Rear: Dual Flash LED 5MP (F2.2), Front: Flash LED 5MP (F2.2)
Battery 2,050 mAh
Payment NFC, MST
Video Added Features Full Web Browser, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail,Bluetooth® v 4.0
YouTube, , Google Talk, Android Market
3.5mm Ear jack, GPS
Sensor Accelerometer Proximity
Audio MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Video H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4

*Android, Google, Android Market, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk are trademarks of Google Inc.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2008 consolidated sales of US$96 billion. Employing approximately 164,600 people in 179 offices across 61 countries, the company consists of two business units: Digital Media & Communications and Device Solutions. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com