Samsung are clearly not fazed by the Googlerola deal nor are they afraid of Nokia’s ‘all-chips-in’ approach with Microsoft if their leaked 2011-2012 product portfolio from GSMarena is anything to go by. With a heady mixture of nine Android devices (most featuring high-spec AMOLED displays), three home-grown Bada 2.0 handsets and a Windows Phone 7 product, the Korean’s are taking the scattergun approach, spanning a wide reach of technologies, consumer segments and price points.
While Samsung has refused to confirm whether any of these devices exist, it does make interesting reading even if only half of this portfolio is real.
Samsung’s Android offering is perhaps, the most important. The flagship device, the i9250, will sport a massive 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display, run the latest Ice Cream Sandwich OS and come equipped with a 5 megapixel camera.
Supporting it will be a trio of high-tier Gingerbread devices the i9220 and i9210 both with Super AMOLED displays, and 8 megapixel cameras. The 9220 sports a fast 1.4GHz dual-core processor and a 4.3-inch display whereas the 9210 will have a larger surface area at 4.5-inch WVGA resolution.
The final Gingerbread device is the i8150. Like the 4G equipped I9220 it has a WVGA resolution display but it has to make do with LCD technology and is smaller at 3.7-inches, it has the fast dual-core 1.4GHz processor, 4GB memory and 720p HD video recording, it’s well connected with Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi, DLNA and GPS. Uniquely it also has a FM radio.
New mid to entry-level Android products are the QWERTY device codenamed B5510 with a 2.8-inch display, FroYo OS, full keyboard, 3 megapixel camera, FM radio and WiFi, the S5610 comes with just a 2.4-inch QVGA display, Gingerbread and a 5 megapixel imager. And finally there’s the GT-S5360 with a 3-inch QVGA screen, 2 megapixel camera equipped with Gingerbread.
Interestingly, despite the push for 10-inch tablets on Honeycomb, Samsung is launching a 7-inch Honeycomb equipped device. The P6200 has a Super AMOLED display with SVGA resolution, HSDPA, WiFi and dual cameras (3 and 2 megapixels.) A WiFi only version, the P6210, will ship simultaneously.
Next on the list is the WP7 device, perhaps trying to steal the thunder from Nokia, the Mango equipped Samsung i8350 Omnia W is expected to ship in October, with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel camera, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth.
Bada bing, bada boom…the three Bada smartphones comprised of the S8600 Wave III with a four-inch Super AMOLED display, which surpasses the 3.7-inch Wave II, adds in improved Bluetooth 3.0, 3GB storage and a 5 megapixel snapper. The S7250 Wave M with its 3.5-inch HVGA display, Bluetooth 3.0 and NFC is the most likely replacement for the Tocco that is being sold by Orange for its Quick-Tap proposition. Finally the S5380, which is essentially an entry level Bada phone, again comes with Bluetooth 3.0 but a relatively basic 3.2-inch capacitive touch screen, and 2 megapixel imager.