Photos of a new Samsung touch phone leaked today - the Samsung S8000. It seems to be positioned between the S8300 UltraTOUCH and the S5600, at least judging by camera specs and model number.
Unlike the Samsung S8300 it has a bar form factor with looks similar to the S5600, save for the cube like center button. The other difference is the camera - a 5 megapixels camera with autofocus and dual LED flash. This should make it cheaper than the S8300, which sports an 8 MP module.
The rest of the specifications are yet to be announced, though similarities with the Samsung S8300 and S5600 give a probable baseline. The most probable resolution of the S8000 is 240 x 400 pixels. Averaging out the specs of the S8300 and S5600 further makes a GPS and 7.2 Mbps 900/2100 HSDPA quite likely.
It's quite possible that the S8000 is one of the phones in the Style line of the recently leaked photo of 13 new Samsung touch phones, though that picture is too fuzzy to tell for sure.
The hardware buttons suggest that it will have the same user interface as other Samsung feature phones - the usual TouchWiz. The unusual Cube-like hexagonal key below the display suggests there may be some other UI enhancements as well. Of course all this is just guesswork, there's no way to be certain until it's official.
Update: A bit later today we've spotted the images of another mysterious Samsung handset - S8000`s twin-brother (in terms of looks, at least), the M8000.
It has 3.5 mm audio jack and a touch-sensitive Media key above the touchscreen's top right corner - just like the uber-popular Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. We are not really sure however whether that's enough to call it a Symbian device just yet.
A main camera with dual-LED flash and a secondary video call one are also on display. Stay tuned for further details.
So what's next? Samsung W8000 with Windows Mobile and Samsung A8000 running on Android OS? This is beginning to look like the Clone Wars episodes.
how much is it?
Not really. For example, you'll be able to tell it's a Nokia simply because it's made of cheap plastic and it looks like a brick.
Not really asia. Only some parts. I live here in asia and we don't rebrand phones. It's considered cheap.