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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.