On Tuesday we brought you news of the leak of the Omnia 2. This time the leak concerns Samsung’s possible N97 botherer, the Louvre B7610. Samsung just can’t seem to keep their developments secret – anyone would think that they were leaking them on purpose…
On first glance the Louvre has a similar demeanour as the N97 or the G1, with the flip down keyboard – although I actually think the Louvre’s keyboard looks better. It’s got a slight ZX Spectrum look to it, with the red bits on the keys, and I’m all for that.
The reported specs are as follows:
Quadband (850/900/1800/1900 Mhz), GPRS, EDGE and HSDPA (3G+) to 7.2 Mbps
GPS receiver (A-GPS)
AMOLED Touch Screen size 3.5 inches with 800 x 480 pixels (WVGA) and 16 million colours
5-megapixel digital camera
1 GB built in memory – expendable to 32GB using MicroSD.
500 mAh Lithium-Ion 1 battery
Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional – Possibly upgradable to 6.5
Dimensions: 11.2 x 5.8 x 1.6 cm
The phone should retail in Europe from between €250 and €500.
Until we’ve got the phone in our hands, however, it’s difficult to really judge whether or not this phone is really a threat to the N97. What is clear is that if it wants to compete, it has got its work cut out.