Samsung Galaxy S – Android smartphone coming soon to Vodafone

Samsung Galaxy S - coming soon to VodafoneFreshly minted on Vodafone UK’s website is a listing for the Samsung Galaxy S, billed as ‘coming soon.’

Packing a generous 4-inch Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy S runs Samsung’s own snazzy TouchWiz 3.0 interface on top of the Android 2.1 platform.

The rest of the specs aren’t too shabby either, with the 122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm handset packing a 5-megapixel camera with geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection,  built-in compass and accelerometer.

Compass, FM radio

There’s 8 GB/16GB built in storage backed by a microSD slot supporting cards up to 32GB, plus Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n),  stereo FM radio with RDS, with that beefy 480 x 800 pixels screen supporting multi-touch.

Coming soon

Vodafone are flagging up the Galaxy S as being available for monthly contracts on their coming soon page, although there’s no date specified yet.

Samsung Galaxy S - coming soon to Vodafone

If all this has piqued your interest, here’s a video with full specs to follow:


2G Network     GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network     HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 – for AT&T

Dimensions     122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm
Weight     118 g

Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size     480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches
– Multi-touch input method
– Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
– Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
– Swype text input

Sound Alert types     Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Speakerphone     Yes
– 3.5 mm audio jack

Internal     8 GB/16GB storage
Card slot     microSD, up to 32GB

GPRS     Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE     Class 12
3G     HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN     Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; DLNA
Bluetooth     Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
Infrared port     No
USB     Yes, v2.0 microUSB

5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus
Features     Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection
Video     Yes, 720p@30fps
Secondary     Yes, VGA

OS     Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair)
CPU     ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor
Messaging     SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser     HTML
Radio     Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games     Yes

Black and Grey
GPS     Yes, with A-GPS support
Java     Via third party application
– Digital compass
– MP4/DivX/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
– Organizer
– Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
– Voice memo
– T9
Battery           Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh

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