Samsung Admire

We've seen a sneak peek of the Samsung Admire on MetroPCS, and now it's officially coming to regional carrier Cellular South. The Admire looks to be a pretty basic entry-level phone, with a 3.5-inch touchscreen at HVGA resolution. That's 320x480, which is what we consider to be the bare minimum these days, and not something we'd really recommend.

Official specs are a bit scarce, but it'll be running Android 2.3 and have a 3.2MP rear camera. The usual connectivity options (Wifi, Bluetooth, etc.) are on board, but you'll be on your own to supply a microSD card.

No word yet on pricing or availability. We've got more pics after the break.

Source: Cellular South; thanks, rscarpenter, for the tip!

Samsung Admire

Samsung Admire

Samsung Admire

 
There are 8 comments

Not a bad inexpensive (hopefully) option for newbies. It's running GB, that's a plus.

joshua.worth says:

For being such junk it looks nice. Need more color options on all devices across the board

cboekhoven says:

looks a lot like the optimus to me... which isnt bad because the optimus is a great midlevel android phone. If rooting is as easy as the optimus S/V i see it becoming very popular. The Optimus S and V have a growing dev community that should be able to tackle this as well :)

JoshUng says:

Was going to say the same thing, looks like a slightly slicker Optimus. Does Cellular have one of those already? If not, I can see this doing for (relatively speaking), if the Optimus is already there, the market for this type of phone may have been snapped up already.

cboekhoven says:

looks a lot like the optimus to me... which isnt bad because the optimus is a great midlevel android phone. If rooting is as easy as the optimus S/V i see it becoming very popular. The Optimus S and V have a growing dev community that should be able to tackle this as well :)

A great phone for girls. Stylish looks.

meany105 says:

quite honestly, i had an ipod touch 2g for 3 years. On a 3.5 inch screen, hvga is fine.

SkinsFan1987 says:

I may get this for my wife when our phones are eligible for an upgrade. I'll probably pick up the Merge (whenever it's available) or the Showcase.