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Samsung S8300 gets spied; AMOLED display, 8 megapixel camera and a whole lot of ugly

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:11PM EST

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Reportedly slated for released in March of 2009, the Samsung S8300 has just been served its first spoonful of leaky goodness as images and preliminary specs trickle out into the internet. First things first, it’s not pretty. We’re going to have to keep our fingers crossed for a few color options because orange and black only works one day each year. To make matters worse, the back of the handset, when slid open, reveals a pretty tacky cross hatch pattern that might be ok for a temporary mobile wallpaper but most definitely not for a permanent pattern on the back of a handset. Moving past the look of the S8300 however, things get pretty juicy:

  • 2.8″ AMOLED touchscreen display, WQVGA resolution, 16 million colors
  • 8 megapixel camera with auto-focus and dual-LED flash
  • Integrated GPS
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 60MB internal memory
  • 7.2Mbps HSDPA

If a dumbphone with a hell of a camera is something that sounds appealing and you can stomach the look, March might just be your month. Of course the S8300 will surely drop in Europe and/or Asia first but Samsung has been surprising us lately with the coming of a few US-3G compatible gems. Keep em coming, Sammy – but please, leave the crazy case designs on the drawing board. Hit the jump for a few more pics.


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