Feb 04 AT 11:11 AM Taylor Wimberly 17 Comments

Samsung unveils new Android 2.1 powered phone (Video)

We were expecting Samsung would unveil some new Android phones at this month’s Mobile World Congress, but one device has slipped out early. Samsung just announced the M100s which is headed to SK Telecom. The new Android phone comes with an 800MHz processor, 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen (WVGA), 5MP camera with 720p video recording, Wi-Fi (802.11n), GPS, T-DMB, DivX support, and 3.5mm headphone jack.

No details were given on the CPU architecture, but my guess is it includes a Samsung ARM11 processor. The Sprint Samsung Moment featured an 800 MHz Samsung S3C6410 CPU and this is probably the same chipset being used here.

Samsung also chose to include their TouchWiz UI, which first debuted on the T-Mobile Behold II. The reviews of TouchWiz were mostly negative (ex Gizmodo: “The custom interface is so bad, so gaudy and so confusing it turned my brains into ooze.”) so it will be interesting to see what changes Samsung has made.

Pricing is not available, but look for the Samsung M100s to arrive in March on SK Telecom.

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Source: Samsung Release

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