The Samsung Galaxy 5, a previously unheard of low end Samsung Android smartphone, has just made its debut at Google’s I/O Conference. Is it the Genio Google phone we’ve heard whispers about?
Google’s I/O conference for developers is going down in San Francisco right now, and while yesterday saw little in the way of Android action, Phandroid spotted a showcase with scores of Android phones on display, including some previously unknown models, like the Samsung Galaxy 5, pictured here.
As you can see, the Samsung Galaxy 5 clearly has a small (presumably low resolution) screen, and takes a lot of design cues from the squat and cheap Samsung Genio Touch. Specs are’t clear at this point, but we’d be surprised if the Samsung Galaxy 5 doesn’t pack Android 2.1, Wi-Fi, 3G and GPS. The TIM branding means it’s likely to get an Italian release, giving us hope of a wider European launch too.
Alongside the Samsung Galaxy 5, a Samsung Galaxy 3 model was also spotted, with 3G, Wi-Fi, a microSD slot and a 3.5mm audio slot for use with your own headphones. That’s all par for Android smartphones of course, but it looks like a replacement for the mid-tier Samsung Galaxy Portal to us.
We’re expecting lots more news about Android today from the conference (including the possible debut of Android 2.2 Froyo), so don’t be surprised if Samsung makes the Samsung Galaxy 3 and Samsung Galaxy 5 official sometime this week.