Samsung GT-I8150 To Be Direct Successor To Galaxy S?

While many expected the Galaxy S Plus to be the shoe-in replacement for the Galaxy S, it seems that there's yet another handset in the pipeline that will bump the popular handset off Samsung's portfolio.

The GT-I8150, otherwise known as the W40, appeared on a leaked roadmap a couple of weeks ago and looks like a smaller version of the Galaxy S albeit with some significant differences.

While it keeps the same screen resolution (800x480 pixels), the I8150 is set to have a smaller screen with a 3.7-inch diagonal.

It will also have a more powerful SoC, one clocked at 1.4GHz, up from 1GHz, we suspect that it will be a Cortex A9 model (or as on the Galaxy S Plus, a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255T with the same clock speed) rather than an A8 one making it significantly faster than the Galaxy S.

Other features include 4GB onboard storage, possibly 512MB RAM, a microSD card slot, a five megapixel camera with 720p HD capture, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, DLNA compatibility, GPS, FM Radio and should be running Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Compared to the Galaxy Plus, it has a smaller screen and may lack a front facing camera. The phone has already appeared on Samsung's support website and should be a popular handset if Samsung prices it below the current Galaxy S.