MWC 2008: Samsung's possible F480, G400 flip and F400 handsets

Gadget Shows, Mobile phones, Mobile World Congress 2008

Stories are flying thick and fast across the blogging networks about Samsung possibly announcing more than a dozen new handsets this week at MWC. Until they’re officially confirmed, we’ll just show you a couple that are the most impressive – the F480, G400 flip and F400.

If you’re looking at the F480 on the left there, and thinking it looks familiar, you’d be right, as it’s basically the Armani-branded handset from 2007, minus the actual Armani branding. At 11.5mm thick and with a 2.8″, 240 x 320 touchscreen, it also adopts the Croix four-way tactile interface made famous by the F700 ‘Croix’ and Armani handsets. It’s also 3G with a 5-megapixel camera and LED flash. Expect this one to drop around April or May, with a price range of €350-€400.

Squeezed between the F480 and F400, the G400 flip has ‘Dual Touch Chic’ according to the manufacturer, and touchscreen internal and external displays. 5-megapixels, an FM radio and 100MB of storage with a microSD slot within its all-metal casing should be enough to satisfy the average user, and when it launches in May/April it will reportedly be €300.

Last but not least, the F400 on the right is Bang & Olufsen branded, and yep, those two circles shown on the slide-out silver bar are B&O speakers. Something for all public transport-users to look forward to.

Surprisingly it has 3G capabilities, with a 2.2″ QVGA screen, microSD slot and FM radio. Expect this one to set you back €370-390 in late March.

Samsung (via Mobile Review via Engadget)

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