Samsung is said to be preparing to drop a pretty major bomb on Mobile World Congress next week and from the sound of things, hopefully Nokia will be paying attention. Nokia’s flagship handset, the N95, could soon be getting a serious run for its money which means that the Finnish manufacturer may actually have to start releasing new handsets as opposed to constantly re-releasing the N95. The Symbian-powered Samsung G810 looks to feature a much more attractive design and specs that may trump the Nseries beast as well. This sleek black slider reportedly packs a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and macro mode just like the N95, but throws 3x optical zoom, anti-shake and face recognition into the mix. Integrated GPS, 150MB of internal memory, 802.11b/g and a 1200 mAh battery are among the additional specs currently available. Compatible frequencies aren’t yet known, but the G810 is said to feature UMTS / 3.6 Mbps HSDPA. The only thing that might ruin the party for us is if Samsung stays true to form and omits 850 Mhz. Oh and there’s just one more problem; how does a €580 ($860) price tag sound?

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Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.