Dell Mini 3i Smartphone

Dell China have brought their smartphone out to play, the first official showing of the must leaked headset.  According to the launch reports, the Dell Mini 3i is based on the Chinese-designed Open Mobile System (OMS), an Android-based platform, and has less than impressive hardware: the Mini 3i is 2G GSM only, with no WiFi, and only a 3.2-megapixel camera (with LED flashlight) and Bluetooth to brighten things up.

Dell Mini 3i 1

The display is a 3.5-inch 360 x 640 capacitive touchscreen, with a light sensor to dynamically adjust the backlighting.  There’s also a microSD card slot, miniUSB port and volume keys, but other than that the Mini 3i is entirely touchscreen-controlled.

A 950mAh battery strikes us a little low for something with such a large touchscreen, but then there’s no power-hungry 3G to drain it.  No official word from Dell themselves, but they’re tipped to announce their Mobile Market app store later on today; right now it’s listed as coming soon.