By Chuong Nguyen | February 15, 2010 12:20 AM
The Samsung Halo I8520 phone looks mighty hot, though US customers should look away as a US-compatible 3G variant won’t be available initially at launch. The quad-band GSM/EDGE, non-US 3G tri-band 3G phone will be powered by Android 2.1 and a revised version of TouchWiz UI that was featured on the Bada-powered Samsung Wave that was announced at MWC. The Android-based Halo will feature a larger 3.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen than its Bada counterpart.
The multimedia-centric smartphone will feature some nice hardware, including an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash, the ability to record 720p HD video at 30 frames per second, 16 GB of internal storage with support for a storage card, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 3.5 mm headphone port.
The phone will also support an eight megapixel camera, with flash; DivX/Xvid playback; Bluetooth 2.1; 802.11b/g/n WiFi; GPS; and 16GB storage.