i8510: Samsung Cooking up an 8 Megapixel S60 Beast?

All we can say is… Wow. Ok, obviously that’s not all we’re going to say but the latest Samsung handset making its way through the rumor mill seems way too good to be true. Apparently Samsung is working on a new S60 slider that, if it lives up to the specs, might make the Nokia N95 look like a kid’s toy. In fact forget the N95, this thing might just stomp all over the N96 as well. Seriously, look at these specs:

  • 2.8-inch QVGA (240×320 pixels), 16m colors
  • 8 megapixel camera with auto-focus, xenon flash (though it looks like LED in the image above) and 120 fps video recording
  • UMTS with HSDPA support, WiFi, GPS, TV out, DivX support, dedicated 3D graphics chip
  • Optical mouse (same as i780 and i900 Omnia)
  • 1200 mAh battery
  • 106.5×53.9×16.9 mm metal case
  • 16 GB internal memory (possibly an 8 GB version as well)

Some people are reporting that the i8510 will run Feature Pack 1 while we’ve also read a few claims of FP2. Obviously we’re hoping for the latter but then again, if Samsung stays true to form none of this will matter for us here in the US. It seems like every time we see sweet high-end handset come out of Samsung it has a tri-band GSM antenna stuffed inside. Samsung! Please! Say it with us; “quaaaaaad-band”…

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