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Samsung To Debut Galaxy 3 and Galaxy 5 Smartphones

Samsung is beefing up its Android-based offering by adding two more Galaxy-themed smartphones following the Beam; the Galaxy 3 and Galaxy 5 now means that the Korean manufacturer has the biggest Android range, second only to HTC.

The Galaxy 5 comes with a 2.8-inch screen that displays 480x320 pixels, a 2-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi connectivity and a design that's reminiscent of the Samsung Genio Touch.

The Galaxy 3 is a slightly bigger version, with a 3-inch screen, 3-megapixel camera and the added benefit of supporting 802.11n Wi-Fi.

Samsung has not confirmed which version of Android will power the smartphones. Both handsets will reach our shores next month and we expect them to be available on £20 monthly contracts.

In related news, Samsung has dished out more details about the new Galaxy Apollo device which will be available exclusively for a limited number of time on Orange.

The Apollo is based on an ARM-based Cortex A8 chipset running at 720MHz and comes with Android OS 2.1. It has a big 3.2-inch screen but Samsung has decided to limit its resolution to only 240x400.

Apart from the 3-megapixel camera, the only other interesting tidbit is the battery life, a good 8.5 hours.

The phone, which offers a status aggregator called the Social Hub, will be available on PAYG and on pay monthly contracts.

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.