Sunday, 28 August 2011

Samsung Galaxy S, W, Y, M smartphones unwrapped


Samsung Galaxy S, W, Y, M smartphones unwrapped

Samsung has launched four new Android phones and, in the process has let us know its new classification system for handsets in the Galaxy range. The Samsung Galaxy range will consist of four models S, W, Y and M. Read on to find out all about the four new devices.

The high-end phones will be branded ‘S’ (Super) – hence the Galaxy S and SII. ‘Y’ (Young) phones will be aimed at entry-level users, or those in the developing world while ‘R’ (Royal) phones are premium phones with stylish design and powerful innards.

‘W’ (Wonder) phones are high-powered ‘strategic’ models and ‘M’ (Magical) phones offer a combination of performance and low price. Each of these categories is further split into Plus, Pro and LTE vas well as the basic model, offering extras like a QWERTY keypad or enhanced specs.

The S models are already out but yesterday Samsung launched 4 more to try out the new naming scheme.

The Galaxy W has a 1.4 GHz CPU, 3.7 inch LCD and 5 megapixel camera. The Galaxy M Pro has a QWERTY keypad with a 2.66 inch display (480×320) a 1GHz CPU and a the same 5 megapixel camera. It also has a VGA front-facing camera for video calling and comes with support for Cisco Mobile and Webex and Sybase Afaria.

The Galaxy Y is a more modest affair with a 2 megapixel camera, a 3 inch screen and a 832 MHz processor. The fourth phone is also a Y-series – the Galaxy Y Pro. This has basically the same specs as its brother, but with a 2.6 inch screen and a full QWERTY keypad so you can pretend you have a BlackBerry.

All four phones run Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with Samsung’s custom TouchWiz UI. No sign of that Royal R-series yet – we wait with baited breath for an ermine-trimmed superphone

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