CES: AT&T announces the Samsung Infuse, Galaxy S with new 1.2ghz Hummingbird and 4.5inch Super AMOLED Plus

Would you look at that? It finally happened. AT&T is getting serious about Android. It only took about 2 and 1/2 years, but it happened. Well, at least from my point of view, all can be forgiven. AT&T just announced the new super beast phone called the Samsung Infuse. The Samsung Infuse is, at least at the moment, the highest of high-end phones. It makes all other Samsung Galaxy S devices look pretty old (especially since they are all still stuck on Android 2.1 here in the United States). Here is a run down of what this new phone is packing.

Android OS 2.2 (FroYo) with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI

1.2Ghz Hummingbird

512-768MB of RAM (still unclear)*

Onboard storage (still unclear)*

4.5″ Super AMOLED Plus display

8 Megapixel rear facing camera

1.3 Megapixel front facing camera

HSPA+ Radio for AT&T’s 3G network (Which they are dubbing 4G)

For now, these are all of the specifications that have been released for this device. We expect there to be a fair amount of onboard storage similar to the other Galaxy S phones with the possibility of adding a MicroSD. The Infuse is featuring Samsung’s new Super AMOLED Plus display which is similar to the Super AMOLED’s from before, but with a 50% increase in the amount of sub pixels. This will help improve the contrast and better outdoor visibility.

Samsung is also making the claim that this is the worlds thinnest smartphone. Yes thinner even than the iPhone 4. That means that the 4.5″ display, though big, will still fit very well into a pocket. The size of this phone can be intimidating, but as long as they have slightly reduced the bezel of this phone, it should be the same size as the EVO, while still being slightly more thin. One last thing to touch on. Yes in that specification list you read that right. AT&T is following T-Mobile into the 4G war while still carrying their 3G weapons. They are upgrading their HSPA network to HSPA+ while they build out their LTE network. So even though none of their new phones will actually be 4G like Verizon and Sprint, if it has an HSPA+ radio, it will be considered a 4G phone. This will be a fun one to explain when they have their first LTE handset and a customer says, ‘What is the difference between this 4G and that 4G?’ I know I am looking forward to it. Still no release date as of yet, but if we find out when it is we will be sure to let you know.

[Source Samsung]

[Via PhoneArena]

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About Daniel Rodriguez
I am 22 years old, I am a little bit new to writing but I love it and I am addicted to gadgets, whether it be Phones, PC's, OS's. Software. I love it all!

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