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Samsung Electronics to launch new smartphone model in S. Korea

08-20-2010 09:52 BJT

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Global handset giant Samsung Electronics Co. said on Thursday that it will release a new version of its smartphone model, Galaxy U, later this month in South Korea.

The Galaxy U is known to feature a smaller display of 3.7 inches than its earlier version Galaxy S that had the 4-inch screen(File Photo)
The Galaxy U is known to feature a smaller display of 3.7 inches than 
its earlier version Galaxy S that had the 4-inch screen(File Photo)

The Galaxy U is known to feature a smaller display of 3.7 inches than its earlier version Galaxy S that had the 4-inch screen.

As with the Galaxy S, the new model is also to run on the operating system developed by Google, Android 2.1 and powered by a 1-gigahertz processor, Samsung said.

The Galaxy U is priced at 800,000 won (682 U.S. dollars) and will come in two colors, black and white, said the company.

The model will be released via the country's No.3 mobile carrier LG Uplus Corp., while South Korea's No.1 carrier SK Telecom Co. currently sits as the seller of Galaxy S handsets.

The announcement came a day after NO.2 telecom company KT Corp. kicked off receiving preorders for Apple Inc.'s new model iPhone 4.

In one day more than 130,000 customers made preorders for the iPhone 4, making the tug-of-war between Samsung and Apple more intense.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

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