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Samsung Galaxy M Style takes Super AMOLED to mid-tier phones

updated 07:40 am EST, Wed January 4, 2012

Samsung Galaxy M Style is economic Galaxy S II

Samsung brought out one more phone ahead of CES on Wednesday. The Galaxy M Style is its lowest-cost phone ever to carry a Super AMOLED screen and brings the four-inch, 480x800 organic screen to a smartphone that will cost under $500 US unlocked. Its construction is just as high-end for the category, carrying a metal body that's 0.39 inches thick and with a similar front face to the more upscale Galaxy S II.

Most of the cost trimming comes from the use of a single-core 1GHz processor, a three-megapixel rear camera, and a VGA front camera. Samsung still finds room for 4GB of built-in storage and gives its Korean audience a T-DMB over-the-air TV tuner. A 1,650mAh battery much like the S II's should give it a relatively long life given the smaller screen and more modest performance.

Although shipping in 2012, the M Style still has Android 2.3 with the 2011-era TouchWiz on top.

South Korea gets the Galaxy M Style first in black, pink, and silver, with top carriers KT, LG U+, and SK Telecom all lined up. No international plans have been mentioned so far, although the conspicuous mention of US pricing raises the chance that it will come to the US, possibly through a budget carrier.



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