Finally. We have official word from Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation on Samsung Galaxy 5.
Note that the official suggested retail price for this phone is just Php 10,980, which makes it more affordable than both its formidable mid-range Android-phone rivals, HTC Wildfire and LG Optimus -- if a bit.
Let's read the full press release from SEPCO:
Young-minded consumers will surely be thrilled with the new Android-powered smart phone from Samsung, the Galaxy 5
Samsung Electronics Phils Corp., is bringing the fun experience of smart phones closer to the Filipino with the country’s most affordable, yet incredible sleek and stylish Android-powered smart phone, the Galaxy 5 (Model: i5503).
Powered by the Android™ platform, the Galaxy 5 gives you access to a virtually limitless array of downloadable applications from the Android Market. Plus, with Samsung’s Social Hub, users can indulge in a whole new experience of social networking.
“The Galaxy 5 is designed to cater to the needs of the millennial generation who want to personalize the way they use their phone. From downloading games, live wall papers, videos to instantly updating one’s status to their favorite social networking site, the Samsung Galaxy 5 offers a unique and enjoyable mobile phone experience wrapped in a bold, sleek and intuitive design,” said Glenn Glinoga, head of the Mobile Communications Business at Samsung .
A Universe of Applications
Choose from a seamlessly endless range of free applications from the Android Market™. A variety of games, entertainment, lifestyle, sports, communication, and much more downloadable applications are available through the phone’s built-in Android Market™ widget. You can customize how you want your phone to keep you engaged and entertained. There are even applications to keep you updated with the latest in news, weather, and even show business.
A New Experience of Staying Connected
With Samsung Galaxy 5’s Social Hub, have all of your contacts from your facebook, twitter and gmail integrated into your phone and sms contact list. Schedule regular updates to see the latest profile pics, status updates and media posts like photos and videos uploaded by your friends. Receive emails, instant messages through Gmail, facebook and twitter virtually anywhere and anytime you desire. Keeping connected has never been so quick, so integrated and so much fun.
A Galaxy of entertainment
Featuring a host of entertainment options, the Galaxy 5 will keep you busy and engaged all the time. You’ll love using the 2 megapixel camera to photograph you friends on a night out, while the lightning-fast browser will allow you to instantly browse the web. A single tap on the address bar enables seamless web navigation and you can easily revisit favorite sites, thanks to webpage thumbnails – which provide visual feedback in addition to the URL. Since the Galaxy is armed with HTML5 and HSDPA 7.2, you will be able to view all types of content more quickly, and download files faster than ever.
On the off chance that you grow weary of the content on your device, the Galaxy 5 is equipped with excellent connectivity features so that you can easily access content from anywhere. Wi-Fi offers fast internet browsing on-the-go. Bluetooth 2.1 provides wireless convenience when connecting to PCs and other devices, and USB facilitates easy file transfers of your important documents, photos, and music. Additionally, Samsung AllShare™ allows you to control, search, swap and play videos, photos, and music across a full range of DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certified Samsung devices, including notebooks and TVs. The technology makes it easy for you to seamlessly share videos, without the hassle of connecting cables. You can even use the Galaxy 5 as a remote control for your Samsung TV or play video games through a laptop.
Made for your active lifestyle
The Galaxy S has been built to keep pace with your busy life. Samsung’s customized TouchWiz 3.0 user interface (UI) delivers a swift, intuitive experience. The Galaxy 5 features Swype, the ultra-fast text-input service: simply draw your finger in a continuous motion over the letters on the screen to quickly form a word, Swype then intelligently predicts the word that you’re spelling, providing a fast and easy way to write messages.
For added speed and flexibility, the Galaxy 5 allows you to first write the text before deciding the best way to share it – you will have the freedom to transform the text into a Facebook status update, life stream on Twitter, or a personalized note to a friend via text or e-mail.
Stand out from the crowd
Samsung’s Galaxy 5 is perfect for those who need their mobile device to match their own chic, sophisticated or individual style. The phone exhibits a bold yet fun, design that will look good anywhere. The mobile’s sleek contours and asymmetric casing will look great in your new handbag or your pocket. The Galaxy 5’s simple, rounded edges and ergonomic, comfortable grip make it tactile and a joy to hold.
Here are the full specifications:
|2.5G : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz |
3G (HSDPA 7.2 Mbps) : 900/2100 MHz
|OS||Android 2.1 (Eclair)|
|Display ||2.8” QVGA TFT LCD (C-type)|
|Camera||2MP FF w/o LED Flash|
|Video||MPEG4, H.263, H.264|
|Audio||MP3, ACC, ACC+, Eacc+ |
FM Radio, 3.5mm Ear jack
|Value-added Features||Integrated Messaging ‘Social Hub’ |
|Google Mobile Service|
|Android MarketÔ for more applications and content|
|Augmented Reality with Layar Reality Browser|
|Touch Wiz 3.0 User interface, A-GPS|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth v2.1, USB v2.0 (Full-Speed), |
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, All Share
|Memory||170MB, MicroSD (1GB included, up to |
|Size ||56 x 108 x 12.3 mm, 102 g|
|Battery ||1200mAh |
Talk Time: 570 Min (2G)/ 380 Min (3G)
Stand-by Time: 520 Hr (2G)/ 370 Hr (3G)
|Price as of August 18, 2010||Php 10,980|