Samsung U380 dummy units arriving in stores, Verizon launch imminent

Samsung U380 dummy units arriving in stores, Verizon launch imminent
Back in December of last year, the Samsung SCH-U380 was spotted at the FCC's database – a feature phone packing a slide-out, four-row QWERTY keyboard. And examining the FCC filing further revealed that the said handset is tailored for Verizon and its 3G network.

Today, thanks to a loyal tipster of ours, we know that the release of the Samsung U380 on Verizon is pretty much imminent. Dummy U380 units, or whatever its retail name turns out to be, have started arriving in stores hinting that the device might be available for purchase before we know it.

Most of the device's specs are not known yet, but our tipster states that the Samsung U380 has a display of 3.2 to 3.5 inches in diagonal. It is also equipped with a camera of some sort, a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack, and a microSD card slot, as it became evident from its FCC filing. Further details, such as pricing and exact release date, are anyone's guess right now. However, considering that the handset is nothing but a feature phone, we wouldn't expect it to be priced too high.

Thanks goes to our tipster!

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  • Display 3.1 inches 320 x 240 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP (Single camera) front
  • Hardware 0.1GB RAM
  • Storage 0.256GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1000 mAh


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