It appears Samsung is hard at work on a new Android handset that combines a physical QWERTY keyboard with a touchscreen, possibly to succeed the Galaxy M Pro GT. The new handset has been pictured out in the wild running the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, and it sports the GT-B7810 model number that was approved by the FCC back in June 2012.
The GT-B7810 doesn’t yet have a proper name, so that’s what we’ll have to call it for the time being. In addition to its physical keyboard, features include a landscape display with a 480×360-pixel resolution, a rear-facing camera, and Bluetooth 3.0. There’s also HSDPA connectivity, Wi-Fi, a microSD card slot, and a 1,200 mAh battery.
As far as internal memory, storage, and processor is concerned, those details are still a mystery.
Although Samsung hasn’t yet made the GT-B7810, it’s hard to brand these images fakes. There’s clear and crisp, and it’s obvious that the device within them wasn’t just put together by someone with access to Photoshop. That’s no guarantee this handset will ever launch, but we’re confident Samsung won’t keep it locked up forever.
With CES right around the corner, and then Mobile World Congress in February, there’s a good chance this device will be made official within the coming months.