Korea’s got a lot to be proud of in terms of electronics manufacturing. Home of Samsung, a world leader in Android phone and tablet development, it’s also one of the most advanced countries in the world. That’s why it’s no surprise to see competition for the recently released Galaxy S II and Sensation so quickly.
Backed by the Korean communications company KT Telecom, the TAKE Janus KM-S200, a smartphone with a design similar to the Galaxy S is set to debut. It is packing a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, a global first. It uses Qualcomm’s MSM8260 with 1GB of RAM and boasts a 4.3-inch qHD 960 x 540 display. It can also shoot full HD 1080p video with its very nice 8-megapixel main camera and can send this video directly on screen via the integrated DMB-TV digital tuner.
In addition to all of this, it also has 16GB of internal storage, which can be added to via microSD. Additional specs include a 1.3-megapixel front camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and HSPA for international roaming. SRS WOW HD audio handles sound duties. This setup works well with the split-screen display layout so you can watch TV while checking your Twitter feeds. Here’s a more complete list of specs:
As you can see, it will be using Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread for its OS. KT Telecom is currently only planning a Korean release, but with those specs, you might see a relabeled version soon. This particular model is priced at the equivalent of $740 and is available in several colors: black, white, or two-tone black & white.