Samsung Galaxy A

Samsung recently launched the new Samsung Galaxy A for its home market of South Korea. The Android 2.1 powered Galaxy A features a 3.7-inch, 800 x 480 pixel AMOLED touchscreen display powered by a 720MHz CPU.

Multimedia highlights of the device include T-DMB television support, DivX certification with 720p 30fps HD video playback, and a 5 megapixel main camera with a forward-facing VGA camera for video calling.

The Galaxy A includes the typical suite of Google apps and has access to the Android Market, but also will have access to the new Samsung Apps application store, which Samsung claims will have 100 apps for the Korean market in May.

Other features of the Galaxy A include A-GPS support for navigation, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless connectivity, and HSPA 3G support.  The phone has 520MB of internal storage built in, and ships with an 8GB microSD memory card. It measures 119.5 x 59.8 x 12.5mm in size and is powered by a 1500mAh battery.

The Samsung Galaxy A should be available from SK Telecom by the end of this month.