Samsung Infuse 4G Announced; Big Baller With A 4.5″ S-AMOLED Plus Screen

| January 5, 2011 | Reply

Next to Christmas, CES is indeed the most wonderful time of the year. Not only do we get to drool over some sweet new toys and devices, but I also get to write articles on said awesome things, such as the freshly announced Samsung Infuse 4G.

It’s hard to believe Sammy’s been running their eye popping Super AMOLED screens for a year already, but it’s true. Samsung collaborated with AT&T today at CES to announce the first “Super AMOLED Plus” Galaxy S device. It’s supposed to include new tech that features a 50% boost in sub-pixel count, leading to better contrast and outdoor readability, which Samsung definitely needs as the S-AMOLED screens of todays Kryptonite is indeed sunlight.

The biggest feature – literally – is the 4.5 inch screen that the Infuse is boasting, besting HTC and Motorola’s 4.3 inch offerings such as the EVO 4G, Desire HD, and Droid X, however sliding under the Dell Streaks “too big for a phone” area of 5 inches. Loaded with an 8MP camera on the back and a 1.3MP camera on the front, this is definitely built to compete with the yet to be announced but widely known HTC Thunderbolt, however the single-core 1.2GHz Hummingbird processor will definitely give it a bit of an edge. ┬áNo word on OS version yet, but rumors are leaning towards TouchWiz with 2.2 Froyo as opposed to 2.3 Gingerbread.

Samsung promises this to be the thinnest smartphone on AT&T – obviously a jab at the iPhone 4 – and has not announced a launch date yet. However, despite the name, this phone will not taking advantage of AT&T’s planned LTE network; it will run on HSPA+, making AT&T the newest perpetrator in the “Fake 4G” contest going on between all of the big American Telecomm companies at the moment.

How do you like this phone? Are you saving your upgrade for the Infuse 4G? Are you tired of carriers boasting fake generations? Let us know in the comments.

source: engadget.com

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Hamilton, Ontario, born and raised. I’m the oldest of two, really into the tech scene. Like my Macbook, Live for my Xbox 360, and LOVE my phones. I work for a large Canadian Telecomm company by day, and a Gizmo Ninja editor by night. I’ve jumped around every mobile OS I can get my hands on, including Symbian, Windows Mobile, WP7, BlackBerry, iOS, Android, etc. Current devices include the HTC Desire Z, HTC Desire HD, Motorola Milestone, HTC HD7, LG Optimus Quantum, and my daily device is my Motorola Atrix.