A press release from Samsung announces officially a collaboration with Geiogio Armani and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announcing officially the Giorgio Armani Samsung Galaxy S, a rather fabulous looking phone if I do say so myself. It's what they call an "exclusive edition" smartphone that has a SUPER AMOLED display, looking good they say even in direct sunlight, including such features as integrated messaging, SWYPE typing, and Android Market access. It's sophisticated, distinct, has an Armani-patterened back metal cover, is only 9.9 mm and has the GIORGIO ARMANI name brand right up front for the world to see.
Inside you'll find a social hub with the already mentioned integrated messaging with your phonebook, calendar, history, and SNS all in a single page layout. You'll have access to all the apps you'd have on any regular Android device, plus a selection of exclusive content including ringtones, fonts, and on/off animation at your disposal.
Product specifications for this phone are thus:
Network: HSDPA 900/1900/2100 EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900.
Display: 4.0" WVGA (480x800) 16M SUPER AMOLED Mobile Digital Natural Image engine (mDNIe)
Camera: 5.0 Megapixel AF camera with Action Shot, Add Me, Cartoon Shot, Smile Shot
Video: HD Video PLayer and Recorder (1280 x 720) at 30 frames per second, Codec: DivX XviD MPEG4 H.263Sorenson, H.264, VC-1 - format: 3gp(mp4) WMV (Asf) AVI (divX) MKV FLV
Audio: Music player with SoundAlive 3.5mm ear jack
Features: Android 2.2 Froyo, Android Browser with flash 10.1, 1GHz processor, Giorgio Armani GUI
Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, Wifi 802.11 b/g/n
Memory: 16GB + microSD (up to 32 GB)
Size: 64.2 x 122.5 x 9.9mm
Senior Vice President of Samsung Mobile Marketing YH Lee notes “The long-standing partnership between Samsung and Giorgio Armani has produced a finely crafted handset that reflects the user’s refined tastes. It has been magnificent to see Samsung’s design and technological expertise matched with one of the most prestigious and stylish brands in the world.” This phone will be available starting in December (2010) at Giorgio Armani boutiques and major mobile phone stores in Italy, then rolled out to the rest of the world throughout 2011. See the full press release below:
Sleek design, powerful technology and luxury in one smart phone
SEOUL, Korea – November 16, 2010 – The partnership between Giorgio Armani and SamsungElectronics Co. Ltd. continues to grow. Combining style and cutting-edge technology, this alliance has come up with an exclusive edition smartphone, the Giorgio Armani Samsung GALAXY S.
The Giorgio Armani-designed body of the smart phone comes equipped with a brilliant SUPER AMOLED display that looks great even in direct sunlight and an array of intelligent features, such as integrated messaging, SWYPE for efficient texting on-the-go, Android market™ and more.
Exquisite Design – The essence of Armani
The Giorgio Armani Samsung GALAXY S exterior embodies quintessential Armani sophistication. Adding a touch of distinction, the sleek body comes adorned with an exclusive Armani-patterned back metal cover. And at 9.9 mm, the new Armani Samsung GALAXY S is slim and stylish, the perfect accessory to throw in your pocket.
Intelligent Features – A smarter life
The Giorgio Armani Samsung GALAXY S provides you with intelligent features to ensure you’re always connected. A Social Hub with integrated messaging incorporates your phonebook,calendar, history and SNS all into one seamless, one-page layout.
Personalized Customization – Individual touch
The Giorgio Armani Samsung GALAXY S comes complete with Android Market™ and Samsung Apps, so you can choose from countless downloadable applications including utility apps, games, health and lifestyle apps, and e-books. The Giorgio Armani- designed interface provides a selection of exclusive content, including ringtones, fonts and on/off animation for greater personalization and style.
“The long-standing partnership between Samsung and Giorgio Armani has produced a finely crafted handset that reflects the user’s refined tastes. It has been magnificent to see Samsung’s design and technological expertise matched with one of the most prestigious and stylish brands in the world,” said YH Lee, Senior Vice President of the Samsung Mobile Marketing.
Starting December, the Giorgio Armani Samsung GALAXY S will be available in Giorgio Armani boutiques and in major mobile phone stores in Italy and will be gradually rolled out globally in 2011.