A device with only a Samsung code-name GT-B7810 has appeared with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a lovely full QWERTY keyboard in a set of leaked photos. This machine looks to be the next step in an evolution from the original Samsung Galaxy M Pro released in 2012, complete with some metal (or metallic) Android menu keys still running strong. This device will likely take on the soon-to-be-existing BlackBerry 10 with a rather business-minded body ready for action.
This machine has been tipped by Blog of Mobile to be carrying with it a fabulous 480 x 360 resolution display across 2.7-inches of screen. The M Pro 2 (as we're calling it for now) will be bringing with it a 5 megapixel camera on the back, no camera on the front, and the ability to connect along HSPA 3G (for the time being). We'll likely see this device hitting US shores by Springtime with 4G LTE connectivity for AT&T, and T-Mobile will probably want a piece of it too!
Inside you'll find a generous amount of battery time with a 1200mAh li-ion unit, a micro-SIM card slot, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This means it'll not be working with the newest Android version 4.2 (or even the slightly older 4.1, both of them called Jelly Bean), but again, may work with a newer OS by the time its released. Expect this device to be out inside 2013, but don't open your heart to it too wide: it's been milling around the FCC since June of 2012.
Meanwhile Samsung is certainly set to continue to take the Android universe by storm with a wave of releases throughout 2013 starting (very possibly) at CES 2013. This event will be a monster (as it always is) with releases from many top hardware and software companies across the board - and SlashGear will be there with bells on! Follow us all week long in our CES 2013 tag portal without a doubt!