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Samsung Galaxy A Launches in South Korea, Slightly Less Exciting Than Galaxy S


Posted on April 27th, by Evan Selleck in archive. No Comments

And we really only mean slightly. Samsung really hit the nail on the head with this one, because the Samsung Galaxy A did a remarkably quick turn-around. First seen back in February, the Samsung SHW-M100S is now available in South Korea, and it’s still packing all those features we brought to your attention the first time.

The SHW-M100S got the name change to the Galaxy A, we imagine, to keep it all in the family. Because the Galaxy A does feature some similar specifications, or about as close as they can get comfortably. For example, instead of a 4-inch AMOLED screen, like on the Galaxy S, the Galaxy A features a 3.7-inch AMOLED screen. Additionally, while the Galaxy S has a 1GHz processor under the hood, the smaller cousin features an 800MHz processor. What’s noteworthy here, are the screens.

The Galaxy S is the second phone to feature Samsung’s Super AMOLED technology. And, while devices with Samsung branding and similar four-inch screens keep showing up, listed as regular ol’ AMOLED, we can now say for certain that this is just for internal documents, and nothing more. Why? Because the Galaxy A features AMOLED PLUS one, which we can assume (pretty safely) that this is just another name for Super AMOLED. Does that mean these other Samsung devices popping up everywhere are indeed the Galaxy S? No, but it is a pretty good indicator. What’s also strange, is the fact that the M110S just cleared the Bluetooth SIG . . . And we’re pretty sure that is the Galaxy S.

There’s also a 3.5mm audio jack, 8GB of internal memory, it’s running Android 2.1, and it has a 5MP camera on the back. You’ve also got GPS and WiFi, and probably Bluetooth support, too. It’ll be sold in South Korea via SKT, but there isn’t any word on pricing quite yet. As soon as we hear more, we’ll pass it along.

[via Samsung Hub]