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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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.