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Samsung Galaxy Apollo Goes Live On Orange Website

Samsung is churning out Android smartphones at an increasing rate with the latest one, the Galaxy Apollo i5801, making an appearance on the website of Orange UK with a raft of functionalities that point to the fact that it will be a mainstream model.

The i5801 is based on Google's mobile platform and has a 3.2-inch touchscreen display with a 3-megapixel camera with autofocus, a 4x digital zoom, FM Radio, Wi-Fi, 3G, a memory card; the smartphone will be available soon and may replace the Galaxy Portal.

Some sources point to the fact that the Galaxy Apollo is a rebadged version of the M100S although we're not sure given the difference in specifications. For a start, we're not sure that it will have a DVB-T tuner, 802.11n or AMOLED display.

The phone was first spotted by Italian website HDBlog which said that the phone would have a customised user interface, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth.

Interestingly, Orange's website said that it comes with up to 1GB external storage which is slightly worrying given that most entry level smartphones on the market support at least 8GB microSD cards.

The Galaxy Apollo is the second smartphone from Samsung to be released in the last 24 hours. The previous one being the Galaxy S Smartphone which has been snapped by Vodafone.