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The Samsung Lucello and Chianti

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Sprint is really pushing out Samsung phones in the next couple of months. And here's 2 more mobile handsets: the Samsung Lucello and the Samsung Chianti. First I'll talk about the Samsung Lucello (pictured above). This phone is a dual-slider: it can slide out for a standard numeric keypad and can also slide out to reveal a physical QWERTY keyboard. I think this is great and I'm still wondering how the phone can manage to do that. Obviously, if I ever held the phone in my hands for 5 seconds, I'd realize how this was possible. Anyways, the phone has a 2.6-inch TFT display with a 240 x 320 resolution, a subpar 2MP camera, a microSD slot, WiFi, Bluetooth, and even 3G (no WiFi). You can expect this handset in Q2 / Q3 from Sprint.

The handset above is the Samsung Chianti. This smartphone is also a slider (but not a dual-slider) and it reveals a QWERTY keypad. The display is a decent, but small, 2.6-inch TFT with a 320 x 240 resolution. The phone also comes with the same 2MP camera, microSD slot, Bluetooth, GPS, and 3G, but is, again, clearly missing the WiFi action. The 4 Samsung handsets (Ace II, Dash, Lucello, Chianti) do have very similar features, but they differ in the fashion department. Ranging from a full touchscreen (see Dash) to a dual-slider (above Lucello). You can expect the Chianti in Q3 this year, via Sprint.

Update on August 5th: We finally got an update on the Samsung Chianti. It is rumoured to be available on Sprint starting on August 16th and will be launching as the Samsung Reclaim M560. Check out more about it here.

[Phone Arena (Lucello), Phone Arena (Chianti)]

Anonymous said...
August 4, 2009 at 2:35 AM  

everyone says that the "samsung reclaim" is coming out in Q3. can anyone get more specific? and the "lucello" has already been released and is called the "exclaim". so does that mean there might be a chance that the " reclaim/chianti" might not come out?

Anonymous said...
August 4, 2009 at 2:37 AM  

can anyone ever be positive about phone's? i mean seriously. you should be happy you can have a phone. maybe give some positive ideas about the phones so people might actually want to buy them also.

Unknown said...
August 4, 2009 at 8:31 AM  

The Reclaim / Chianti will be available in Q3 on Sprint, but we can't give you a firm release date because it hasn't been mentioned yet. I will have the release date for you if we ever get a leak or an official announcement from Sprint. Sprint is not known for their leaks, but Verizon tips us off with their rebate forms.

Unknown said...
August 5, 2009 at 6:47 AM  

I've updated the post for you - in case you were still interested. The Samsung Chianti / Reclaim M560 is rumoured to be available on August 16th on Sprint.

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