Samsung Galaxy S Pro Smartphone Spotted In Italy

The Samsung Galaxy S has just been launched but already there are rumours of a new version coming up soon and adding the suffix Pro to the name as well as a QWERTY keyboard.

According to Italian mobile website, HDBlog.it, the model will add a keyboard and they've managed to get a snap of the Android-based smartphone.

The post also reckons that the Galaxy S Pro will come with a 4-inch WVGA AMOLED screen, an ARM Cortex-A8 chip running at 1GHz, a PowerVR SGX540 GPU (ed : that's the Qualcomm Snapdragon most probably), Android 2.1, a 5-megapixel camera with flash, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, 16GB onboard memory expandable to 48GB via microSD and a rather thin profile.

In related news, Eldar Murtazin, the editor of the legendary Russian mobile website Mobile-review, posted on Twitter that the Galaxy S Pro will cost 50 Euros more than the normal version and should be available from June 2010.

It seems therefore that Samsung is emulating Sony Ericsson which launched the Vivaz Pro and the X10 Pro, both of which differed from their non-pro siblings by the addition of a QWERTY keyboard.

The Galaxy S currently sells for under £200 SIM Free and the S Pro would be a stunning bargain if it even managed to sell for £300 or less.

Our Comments

This is not an April fool because the Italian site published the news last Tuesday. Samsung has launched its own Bada range of smartphones but is doing some spread betting here by launching a number of great looking and affordable Android-based handsets.

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