The Samsung Continuum might launch next week, and full set of specifications and an image have leaked out of Verizon.
This Android OS model is going to have a fairly standard high-end feature set, but with an unusual addition: a second screen just below its main one. The primary display will be a 3.4-inch WVGA (480 x 800) touchscreen, while the smaller one will be a 1.8-inch 96 x 480 display. Both will be Super AMOLED.
The secondary display will supposedly light up whenever the user is holding the bottom of the device, and will give basic status information, including the contents of Text messages, RSS feeds, weather, etc. The intent is apparently to give the user the latest updates without having to turn on the main screen, which would have a greater drain on the battery.
The Continuum is going to run Google’s Android OS 2.1 on a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor from Samsung. It will have 384 MB of RAM, 2 GB of internal storage, and it will be bundled with an 8 GB microSD memory card slot.
According to the leaked specifications sheet, this smartphone is going to support Verizon’s voice and 3G data network (EV-DO Rev. A), and it will have Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, and a GPS receiver.
It will also supposedly include a 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash that will support 720p video.
Overall, this Samsung model will be 4.9 x 2.3 x 0.5 inches, and 4.4 ounces.
Like all smartphones running Google’s operating system, it will come with an array of communication and entertainment software, including a very capable web browser.
Coming Next Week?
The leaked specification list for the Samsung Continuum i400 indicates that it is going to be released on November 11.
The price for this model is not yet known.