Samsung Galaxy S Now Costs £220

Mobiles.co.uk, a subsidiary of Carphone Warehouse, has cut the price of the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone - also known as the i9000 - to a mere £219.90 on Orange pay as you go.

The handset, which was announced back in March 2010 and launched two months later, originally carried a suggested retail price of £470 and has been one of the best selling Android handsets on the market.

More than 10 million Galaxy S handsets had been sold by the end of 2010 and although it is one year old, it still packs some pretty decent specifications.

There's a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird SoC, which is based on the ARM Cortex A8, 512MB RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a superb 4-inch Super AMOLED WVGA capacitive touchscreen, BT, a microSD card, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, a five megapixel rear camera (with 720p recording) but no front facing one.

At 118g and under 10mm thick, the Galaxy S is just slightly thicker than the iPhone 4 but costs half as much. The handset is set to get an upgrade to Android Gingerbread later this year.

Pitched at £220, the Galaxy S from Mobiles.co.uk, which should be unlocked, doesn't have any competitor in this price range. The HTC Desire is significantly more expensive while the Wildfire S is cheaper but has inferior specifications.

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