Samsung I8520

Samsung I8520 Halo: Wow, what more can I say?

First reaction to this device is wow! Hot off Mobile World Congress 2010, this device has a  3.7″ Super AMOLED with Android 2.1  and an 8MP camera with 720p video recording. Did I mention it has a projector too? This phone has the specs to make it the feature phone of 2010. You know, like the i8910 Omnia HD was for 2009 and the i8510 Innov8 was for 2008 etc. Really amazing stuff they got here. The official specs after the break:

Samsung I8520 / Product Specifications

Network HSDPA 7.2Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps UMTS (900/1900/2100),
EDGE / GPRS (850/900/1800/1900)
Display 3.7” WVGA Super AMOLED
Camera 8MP AF w/ Flash (Front : VGA)
Video H.264, H.263, MPEG4, Divx/Xvid, VC-1, 720p@30fps(de/encoding)
Audio MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, WAV, MID, AC3
FM Radio with RDS, 3.5mm Ear jack, 3D Sound Effect(Dual Speaker)
Value-added Features A-GPS, Wi-Fi(b/g/n), Specialized Projector UI, Hybrid Widgets, IM, Email,
DLNA, Samsung Kies, Push Service(SNS, IM, Email)
Connectivity Bluetooth v2.1 / USB 2.0 High Speed
Memory Internal memory: at least 2GB (4Gb ROM / 3Gb RAM + 16GB MoviNAND)
External memory: MicroSD (up to 32GB)
Size 123 x 59.8 x 14.9 mm / TBD g
Battery Life 1800 mAh
(Talk time: up to 470 mins (On 3G mode)/ up to 850 mins (On 2G mode))
(Stand-by time: up to 530 hrs (On 3G mode) / up to 630 hrs (On 2G mode))

Wait, a projector? I couldn’t help but notice that it also has voice control, an email app, 720p video @30fps, multiple home screens etc.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is Samsung’s response to  the report! They said it,implementing the features would be equivalent to developing a whole new device. This is it…with a projector…and a Super AMOLED display…and more. I really don’t want to waste my money buying in to all this glory, but wow. The projector will probably be buggy/slow/useless or something and it will never be updated to Android 3.0 when that comes out knowing Samsung. But wow.

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