Samsung’s ‘Halo’ Packs Android 2.1, 3.7-inch Super AMOLED, and Pico Projector

Samsung just pulled the wrapper off of their new i8520 ‘Halo’ handset, which appears to be a true stunner.  It’s packed with all the things we love about the next generation Android handsets, including a 3.7-inch “Super” AMOLED screen, Android 2.1, and 8 mega-pixel camera.  In a first for Android phones, the Halo features a Texas Instruments pico projector which displays images anywhere from 5 to 50 inches in size.

Other notable specs include:

  • HSDPA 7.2Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps UMTS (900/1900/2100), EDGE / GPRS (850/900/1800/1900)
  • 3.7” WVGA Super AMOLED
  • 8MP AF w/ Flash (Front : VGA)
  • Bluetooth v2.1 / USB 2.0 High Speed
  • Internal memory: at least 2GB (4Gb ROM / 3Gb RAM + 16GB MoviNAND) External memory: MicroSD (up to 32GB)
  • 1800 mAh Battery

Although the processor speed isn’t listed, we’re expecting something in the ballpark of 800MHz-1GHz.  This would line up with their current staple of Android phones and fit nicely with the next generation. Look for pricing and carrier announcements in the near future.

Source: Engadget

HSDPA 7.2Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps UMTS (900/1900/2100),
EDGE / GPRS (850/900/1800/1900)
Display 3.7” WVGA Super AMOLED
Camera 8MP AF w/ Flash (Front : VGA)
Video H.264, H.263, MPEG4, Divx/Xvid, VC-1, 720p@30fps(de/encoding)
Audio MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, WAV, MID, AC3
FM Radio with RDS, 3.5mm Ear jack, 3D Sound Effect(Dual Speaker)
Value-added Features A-GPS, Wi-Fi(b/g/n), Specialized Projector UI, Hybrid Widgets, IM, Email,
DLNA, Samsung Kies, Push Service(SNS, IM, Email)
Connectivity Bluetooth v2.1 / USB 2.0 High Speed
Memory Internal memory: at least 2GB (4Gb ROM / 3Gb RAM + 16GB MoviNAND)
External memory: MicroSD (up to 32GB)
Size 123 x 59.8 x 14.9 mm / TBD g
Battery Life 1800 mAh
(Talk time: up to 470 mins (On 3G mode)/ up to 850 mins (On 2G mode))
(Stand-by time: up to 530 hrs (On 3G mode) / up to 630 hrs (On 2G mode))

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    Are you sure this is an Android device? The Spica on that page lists Android as the OS, but none of the other devices do.

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    Looks stupid. Will be going to AT&T

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    I wonder if there is any way possible to put this screen in my G2, if so then my phone would be perfect lol

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