The phone will have a 5-row spacious physical QWERTY keyboard, which has a refreshing row dedicated to numbers. Compare it to Motorola Droid's keyboard pictured below to see the obvious differences. We approve.
Other specs include:
- Android 2.1 with the TouchWiz 3.0 UI for starters
- Super AMOLED display
- most likely a 1GHz Hummingbird processor
- 512MB RAM and ROM
- a 5MP camera, with a notable inclusion of an LED flash, which the keyboardless Galaxy S model doesn't possess
- a front facing 2nd camera
AndroidCentral seems to think that this phone will be a Sprint exclusive, although there is absolutely nothing to indicate that - this particular build obviously belongs on a Sprint network, but it doesn't mean other carriers will not also be rolling out a similar model.
I mention this again and again but the Super AMOLED display that I had the pleasure of playing with at Google I/O is truly nothing short of amazing - the iPhone 4 is probably the only device that can compete. By the way, I haven't heard anyone mention this but the Panoramic mode in Galaxy S's camera is a really nice and very easy to use touch - you will not be disappointed.
Unless Samsung messes something up severely, those of you who are keyboard lovers will have a really nice phone to upgrade to. In Sprint's case specifically, the Galaxy S Pro will become a flagship keyboard-sporting product, as the closest handset to it is… the brick-like and outdated Samsung Moment.
And now the pictures, in their
full upside-down glory, never mind - I flipped them (seriously, guys, is this some kind of an artistic touch?), followed by a snap of a Galaxy S and a Moto Droid for comparison: