Leaked snaps have surfaced showing a new Samsung smart phone, reckoned to be running Ice Cream Sandwich, and -- curiously -- sporting a full Qwerty keyboard.
Images showing the front and back of the mysterious mobile were spotted by Sammy Hub, with the finger-friendly phone bearing the name GT-B5330. That's not such a catchy moniker, but I'd expect the phone to get a more exotic 'Galaxy' nickname should it become official.
It's said to be 11.55mm thick and weigh 112.5g. The screen has a measly resolution of just 240x320 pixels however, which is definitely on the low side, and would make web browsing a chore.
Android 4.0 is always a much-appreciated bonus, though by the time this phone makes it into shops it wouldn't be running the latest version anymore -- not now Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has bounced its way onto the smart phone scene.
Specs for this phone come via a Chinese site, so there's a chance that this will be one of those mobiles that we never get to see in the UK.
I've got my fingers crossed that we do get our mitts on it before long though -- I know there are people out there that bemoan the loss of Qwerty smart phones, and spent hours on end staring balefully at their handset's smooth, glossy touchscreen.
The HTC Desire Z was -- to my mind -- the last exciting Qwerty phone. Announced alongside the headline-nabbing Desire HD, the Android-powered Desire Z has since been absent from HTC's Ice Cream Sandwich update lists.
Would you use a Qwerty phone? Or is the future smooth and glassy? Let me know your interface preferences in the comments, or on our Facebook wall.
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