AT&T has just announced a launch date for the Samsung Infuse 4G, a cutting-edge Android model that’s going to offer a larger screen than virtually all of its rivals, a 1.2GHz processor, and a range of other advanced features.
Despite the long wait, this smartphone is still going to be on the cutting edge, as it will have a 4.5-inch touchscreen, when most rivals top out at 4.3 inches. In addition, this will be a Super AMOLED Plus screen, a type that offer 50% more sub-pixels for better contrast and outdoor readability. It will have a WVGA (800 x 480) resolution, while some of its more recent competitors have made the jump to qHD (960 x 540).
This Samsung model is also going to include an 8 megapixel camera with auto-focus and flash, as well as a front-facing 1.3 MP camera for video conferencing, but still manage to be the thinnest 4G-capable phone available in the U.S.: its thickness will vary from 8.9mm to 9.24mm.
The Infuse 4G is going to run Google Android OS 2.2 (Froyo) on a 1.2 GHz Hummingbird processor made by Samsung itself. It’s going to come with an array of bundled software for communication, productivity, and entertainment.
It will be able to connect to AT&T’s 4G network, and will also have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. A microSD card slot and bundled 2 GB card will add storage for files of all types.
At launch, the Samsung Infuse 4G is going be offered exclusively by AT&T, who will be charging $200 for it. A two-year new or renewed contract will be required to get this price, but no mail-in rebate will be necessary.