Samsung Galaxy 5 - Php 10,980 Only! Official Word from Samsung Philippines

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:

A Universe of Applications. A Galaxy of Fun with the new Samsung Galaxy 5

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.

If you’re craving a new type of experience, you can use the Layar Reality Browser to overlay contextual information about points of interest and explore new locations from the comfort of your screen. You can access rich, accurate augmented reality content by holding up your Galaxy 5 to a point of interest, such as a landmark. Then you can easily pull up a menu or reviews for a restaurant or bar for a night on the town. Also, you won’t have to worry about getting lost thanks to great navigational support. Google Maps will help you navigate any new area and find your chosen destination.

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)
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
56 x 108 x 12.3 mm, 102 g

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

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  1. capacitive po ba ito?

  2. meron nba galaxy 3 d2 sa pinas?

  3. where is RC goldline in Cebu? Can u give me the location of that shop in Cebu? I'm planning to buy this phone this weekend.

  4. How is the battery life of this phone? I heard it's very bad... this would be something to consider since this is a touchphone...

  5. the price is almost a year ago. whats the current price?

  6. I'm currently using this phone, the battery is fatal.


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