Samsung i550 takes on the N95

Time was when the Nokia N95’s smartphone crown looked completely uncontested but it's got some rapidly advancing competition, including this: th

Time was when the Nokia N95’s smartphone crown looked completely uncontested but it's got some rapidly advancing competition, including this: the Samsung i550.Closely resembling its Finnish rival's feature set but with classic Samsung design, it packs a matching 2.6in screen, runs the same Symbian Series 60 OS and gets HSDPA and GPS.It can't quite compete on the megapixel count – with 3.2 to the Nokia's 5MP – but it still gets autofocus and a proper flash.Rather than the N95's cunning double slider design it opts for a more traditional candy bar format but adds a slew of dedicated short cuts for time starved users who need to get straight to the web browser, MP3 player, or maps.Its 128MB of on-board memory won't match up to the new 8GB N95's capacity but there is a microSD card slot nestled in the signature black casing.We've seen it running with a Google search bar plumbed into the home screen but Sammy's staying tight lipped on whether we'll get that and other Google goodies on the UK version.EssentialsSamsung i550Price: £TBAOn sale: November Contact: SamsungRelated stories:Samsung F700 to spoil iPhone's partyNew Nokias take on the iPhoneReviewed: Nokia N95