Samsung i7110 puts the latest Symbian in proper attire courtesy of the Soul. Last time we checked, metal still scored high in the fashion stakes, while 5MP camera, GPS, Wi-Fi and the latest Symbian OS promise a lot of action. The large display, the FM transmitter and optical trackpad sure round off a great spec sheet. It seems that we have quite an interesting package in our hands so let's get going - we bet there's plenty to see.
Samsung i7110 is taking the plunge in the swarming pool of all-in-one Symbian monsters. There are virtually no gaps in the spec sheet but the mere count of similar handsets puts the i7110 up against a daunting task. Picking up where the i550 left off and staking on multimedia, the new Samsung Symbian totes up FP 2, 5 megapixel camera, better video recording and much, much better looks. Those seem to give it a good enough chance but the performance has to be there or all effort will be in vain.
Since this is only a preview we are making here, there's no in-depth look at the market rivals of Samsung i7110. We are only going to mention a few Symbian relations that seem to put the i7110 in the right kind of context.
The bar-shaped alternatives are Nokia N82 and the upcoming Nokia N79. The sliders that come to mind are Nokia N95, Nokia N95 8GB and the no-mercy-on-the-wallet Nokia N96 and Samsung INNOV8. Those who aren't looking to spend a fortune on their next handset may cheer Samsung i550.
One last thing to tell you, before we get to the actual review. Our Samsung i7110 is a pre-release unit, so some changes and bug-fixes are to be expected in the final retail version.
We only have a short while to spend with Samsung i7110 so let's waste no more time and get to business. Hardware, looks and handling are coming up.