A new metallic candybar phone was announced right out of Samsung HQ to be presented during the Symbian Smartphone Show. The Samsung I7110 is a phone based on Symbian S60 with, not an LCD, but a 2.6-inch AMOLED screen.
AMOLEDs usually consume a lot less energy than LCD displays, which probably contributes to the phone’s considerable 11 hours of talk time. Additionally, AMOLED screens could be seen clearly even under direct sunlight, making the GPS-equipped phone the perfect pedestrian navigator in the ten cities in Western Europe where pedestrian navigation is available. The five megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus is also quite an attractive feature along with the video player that’s DivX-capable, HSDPA and Wi-Fi connectivity, 50 MB internal memory with a microSD card slot that supports cards up to 16GB in capacity, and an 8-way optical mouse for mobile browsing. Russia gets first taste of the Samsung I7110 on November, although no price was given yet.