Samsung announces the Galaxy SL - a Galaxy S variant, and possible replacement

By Abhinav Lal | Published on Jan 01 1970
Samsung announces the Galaxy SL - a Galaxy S variant, and possible replacement

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Samsung has quietly launched a new phone in the Galaxy S lineup, with less than two weeks to go for MWC 2011, whence it shall announce the much awaited Galaxy S2 (February 13th). Called the Samsung Galaxy SL (I9003), the biggest difference between original Galaxy S (I9000) and it is the 4-inch WVGA Super Clear LCD screen it bears, replacing the original’s SuperAMOLED screen.

[RELATED_ARTICLE]Other changes include the Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system right out-of-the-box instead of Android 2.1, a larger 1650 mAh battery instead of 1500 mAh, 138MB extra user available RAM, 16GB internal storage as standard instead of 8GB, as well as a new processor – using the 1GHz TI OMAP 3630 instead of the 1GHz Hummingbird CPU. The new phone is also slightly thicker, longer and heavier than the original.

As of now, Samsung has not yet announced when these phones will arrive, and in which markets will they effectively replace the original I9000 Galaxy S. It is also listed on the company’s Middle East and Asia sites though. We’ll keep you updated as and when Samsung makes this truly official.

Check out the two phones’ specifications side by side below!

Galaxy SL and Galaxy S comparison
Model
Galaxy SL
Galaxy S
2G Network
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network
HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
Dimensions
123.7 x 64.2 x 10.6 mm
122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm
Weight
131 g
119 g
Display

4-inch, 480x800, SC-LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours

4-inch, 480x800, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours

Camera

5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection

5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection

OS
Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo)

Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair), upgradable to v2.2

CPU

1GHz Cortex A8 CPU, PowerVR SGX530 GPU, TI OMAP 3630 chipset

1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, PowerVR SGX540 GPU, Hummingbird chipset

Storage

16GB, up to 48GB with microSD expansion

8GB/16GB storage, up to 48GB with microSD expansion

Memory
478 MB RAM user available
512 MB RAM, 2GB ROM
GPRS

Class 12 (4 1/3 2/2 3/1 4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps

Class 12 (4 1/3 2/2 3/1 4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps

EDGE
Class 12
Class 12
3G
HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Connectivity

Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, microUSB v2.0

Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, microUSB v2.0

Colours
Black, white
Black, white
GPS
Yes, with A-GPS support
Yes, with A-GPS support
Java
Via third party application
Via third party application
Audio support

3.5mm jack, FM radio with RDS, MP3/WAV/eAAC /AC3/FLAC formats supported

3.5mm jack, FM radio with RDS, MP3/WAV/eAAC /AC3/FLAC formats supported

Video support

MP4/DivX/WMV/H.264/H.263 formats supported

MP4/DivX/WMV/H.264/H.263 formats supported

Battery
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1650 mAh
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Stand-by

Up to 610 h (2G) / Up to 550 h (3G)

Up to 750 h (2G) / Up to 576 h (3G)

Talk time

Up to 15 h (2G) / Up to 7 h 30 min (3G)

Up to 13 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 6 h 30 min (3G)


 

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