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Exclusive : Samsung Galaxy S Being Cleared Out For New Android Phone?

At least two online mobile phone retailers, both of which are part of the Carphone Warehouse group, have put the Samsung Galaxy S as a clearance item, suggesting that the phone might be on its way out as Samsung prepares for the launch of a new Android flagship smartphone.

E2Save for example is selling the phone for a staggeringly low £299.90 plus £10 for a compulsory top up on Orange as PAYG, that's 40 percent less than the cheaper iPhone 4 and includes free delivery.

The Galaxy S has been one of the more popular Android smartphones on the market on par with the HTC Desire. It comes with a bigger 4-inch Super AMOLED WVGA capacitive touchscreen, a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, 8GB internal memory, 512MB RAM and HD video recording capabilities.

As expected, you also get a 5-megapixel camera with AF but no flash, geotagging, GPS, three sensors, Wi-Fi and Android OS 2.1. The phone can be purchased from as little as £25 per month on a two year contract from O2 although an O2 "loophole" allows you to switch for a cheaper contract midway.

The successor of the Galaxy S, which is expected to be called the Nexus S, was presented at last week's Web 2.0 summit by Google's CEO, Eric Schmidt.