Samsung has followed up its first Android smartphone, the Galaxy i7500, with another promising one, the InstinctQ which comes with a significant addition, a QWERTY keyboard.
Phandroid has managed to obtain some pictures of the smartphone which already bears the Sprint logo and is apparently set to be released either on the 11th of October (in the US) or in early November in the UK.
Apart from the fact that it comes with a QWERTY keyboard, there is not many details available. From the photos leaked, one can guess that it has WiFi, a combination of touch and mechanical buttons as well as a 3:2 screen ratio (rather than a widescreen 16:9). It is therefore a quasi-certainty that its screen resolution will be 320x480.
Pocket-lint reports that the handset will be distributed on O2 according to a Samsung spokesperson although it is likely tht it will take another name/moniker.
This is yet another addition to O2's roster of iPhone substitute; the mobile network operator has already confirmed that it will be selling the Pre, the TG01, the N97 and the Samsung i7500/Galaxy.
Expect the phone to be slightly bulkier and heavier than the i7500 and to come with a 5-megapixel camera, HSDPA, Bluetooth, 8GB built in, microSD support, GPS.
Seems that Samsung has done the same thing as Nokia did with the N97; come up with two phones based on almost similar hardware. The InstinctQ looks like a great phone though and is welcomed competition for HTC models.