Samsung teases new Android Galaxy Apollo

The new Samsung Galaxy Apollo shows up
The new Samsung Galaxy Apollo shows up

Samsung has shown off the new Galaxy Apollo - a presumably new budget handset that may be ready to replace the Portal.

The phone has also been added to the 'Coming Soon' section of Orange's website, with a few specs that show it's unlikely to worry fans of the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S.

The eagle-eyed chaps at Pocket-lint spotted the phone on the official Samsung site, and although there's very little information emanating from the Koreans about the phone.

Yay for Orange

Thankfully Orange is being a little forthcoming - the Samsung Galaxy Apollo will have a 3.2-inch touch screen and 3MP camera, although worryingly it also states 'up to 1GB of external memory', which would place it squarely alongside phones circa 2006.

Beyond that there's very little information floating about the mobile phone ether - it would be an odd choice for Samsung to release another phone like this unless it's a really budget offering.

The latter seems likely given Orange is already listing it as soon to be available on pay as you go and free on contract, although we have no UK release date or pricing as yet.

We've harassed everyone we can think of about who might know something about this, so if we get any answers we'll update the story so fast you won't even notice it's happened.

Via Samsung and Orange

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.