Say hello to the Samsung SHW-M100S, Samsung's latest Android smartphone and their first to run Android 2.1. This puppy looks to be a good one with a 3.7-inch AMOLED screen, 800 MHz processor, 5-megapixel camera with 720p video recording, 3.5mm headphone jack, DivX support, and your usual slew of connectivity options. Nice, right?

But it ain't perfect. Why? Because the M100s runs Samsung's much maligned TouchWiz UI which basically strips Android of its character without adding anything worthwhile. The M100S will also only launch on SK Telecom and with no word of a global release we have no idea if we'll actually ever see it here in the US. But at the very least, it's good to see manufacturers launch an Android phone with 2.1 already onboard. The wait for 2.1 has definitely been too long.

Hit the jump for one more picture of the Samsung SHW-M100S!

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Samsung Introduces the SHW-M100S Android phone, Runs 2.1 & Touchwiz

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Is the TouchWiz UI like the TouchFlo or SenseUI from HTC? I get it removes functionality but does it add any value like a video editor/encoder? When sending MMS or attaching video to a GMail you are limited to 3MB or 5MB respectively. Sounds like a lot until you realize it is about 17 - 21 seconds. I love my Droid but hate this limitation. Fantastic looking phone.

Oh, Samsung I wish you would give the TouchWiz UI a nice painful death. It is such a horrible UI yet they keep trying to push it out on people. Enough already, it is not where as nice or sophisticated as HTC Sense UI.

The phone looks pretty decent...basically a Nexus One with that horrible interface. I'm sure people will just ditch it for the stock Android home and it's rockin.

Oh, Samsung I wish you would give the TouchWiz UI a nice painful death. It is such a horrible UI yet they keep trying to push it out on people. Enough already, it is not where as nice or sophisticated as HTC Sense UI.

The phone looks pretty decent...basically a Nexus One with that horrible interface. I'm sure people will just ditch it for the stock Android home and it's rockin.

Samsung, the same old story. After my experience with your flagship I8910 not if you sold a 2GHZ, 14MP, 2TB, Android 4.0 handset. Stop focusing on quantity and focus on quality for once.