Samsung is bringing its ‘iPhone killer’ to Europe this June, the SGH-F480, and the specs are pretty impressive.
HSDPA, 5-megapixel camera with image stabilisation and autofocus, and haptic feedback. Sounds great.
The handset also sports an FM radio and a microSD slot to upgrade the internal memory, and carries support for stereo Bluetooth headsets via A2DP.
Wow, you might say, this is perfect! High-end specs
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That’s right, the two devices are almost exactly the same - touch screen, camera capability, Bluetooth, microSD…it’s like they were separated at birth.
It’s tricky to say what the market will think about a phone coming to the European market that adds very little except a stronger brand name - the Viewty has sold well since its launch so it’s not like consumers are crying out.
To be fair, the Samsung does have 232MB of internal memory - the LG only has 100MB.
And the SGH-F480 is a bit smaller, apparently the same as a credit card…but don’t worry, that will be remedied when its big brother, the SGH-F490 arrives.