Today at the Samsung press event they announced their new Infuse 4G that will be hitting AT&T May 15th. Which is right around the corner for the massive 4.5" Infuse 4G. It will become the fastest device on AT&T's HSPA+ network with support for up to 21Mbps which is good news after the Atrix 4G debacle. It will be available for $199 on contract and feature the new Super AMOLED Plus available in the Droid Charge that we recently reviewed stating it just might be the best mobile display on the market.
The Infuse 4G is super thin at 8.9mm in typical Samsung fashion and makes the 4.5" screen less of an issue as it is the limit on what is considered a phone or tablet. It won't work for everyone but the lightweight design and slim proportions make it much more suitable. It will come with a 1.2Ghz Hummingbird processor which should be adequate for all but the most demanding of task. In terms of cameras it will come with the same 8 megapixel shooter that performed great on the Charge so it should have no problem replacing a point and shoot. Also like all of the new 4G devices it features a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for video calls.
The Infuse 4g will ship with Android 2.2 and Samsung's TouchWiz 3.0 UI interface. Not to worry though as Samsung said that it will receive an upgrade to Gingerbread not to long after launch. Overall it looks to be nice addition to AT&T's lineup, features a super quick HSPA+ 4G connection, and comes with the a super large 4.5" Super AMOLED Plus display that is simply stunning. Check back for more information and the full review.
BIGGEST YET THINNEST, SAMSUNG INFUSEâ„¢ 4G DEBUTS MAY 15
Exclusive Angry Birds Version to be Featured on the Nation's Thinnest 4G Smartphone with Largest AT&T DisplayAdvertisement
DALLAS, May 5, 2011 â€” AT&T* and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S., today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Infuseâ„¢ 4G.
- Exclusive to AT&T customers, the Samsung Infuse 4G will be the nation's thinnest 4G smartphone at 8.99mm at its thinnest.
- Delivers the largest display in AT&T's smartphone portfolio with a brilliant 4.5-inch screen featuring next-generation Super AMOLEDâ„¢ Plus technology.
- Powered by a 1.2 GHz processor and the Androidâ„¢ 2.2 platform, the Samsung Infuse 4G also boasts an 8-megapixel camera, and a $25 credit to download movie content from Samsung Media Hub.
- Pre-loaded version of Angry Birds features an exclusive hidden level for Infuse 4G customers.
- Samsung Infuse 4G will be available in AT&T company-owned stores and online at www.wireless.att.com on May 15 and will cost $199.99 with a two-year contract and no mail-in rebate. (Minimum $15 data plan required)
The Samsung Infuse 4G will be the thinnest 4G smartphone available in the U.S. and will feature the largest screen â€” at 4.5 inches â€” in AT&T's smartphone lineup, and the largest touch screen on any Samsung phone. Powered by a 1.2 GHz application processor and running the Android 2.2 platform, the device delivers a brilliant display using Samsung's next-generation Super AMOLEDâ„¢ Plus technology which features 50 percent more sub-pixels for better contrast. The display also offers unmatched outdoor viewing quality, even in the brightest sunlight.
With the Infuse 4G, Samsung and AT&T are raising the stakes on pre-loaded content that is not available on any other device. In collaboration with Rovio, the Infuse 4G will feature a special edition of Angry Birds pre-loaded on the smartphone. Players can unlock a special "Golden Egg" level of the game, and once the special level is completed, users can register to win Samsung prizes exclusive to Infuse 4G users.**Advertisement
The smartphone also includes an 8-megapixel camera/camcorder with auto-focus and flash that shoots HD video with incredible detail. A front facing camera is perfect for self portraits or video chat. Customers can also watch hit movies and TV shows from preloaded apps like Samsung Media Hub, U-verse Mobile and U-verse Live TV.
The first 500,000 Infuse 4G units sold will include a $25 voucher for consumers to get started on downloading content from Media Hub. With Media Hub's progressive downloading feature, users can start watching their content almost immediately as the rest of the file downloads to the Infuse 4G. Plus, all Media Hub content can be shared among five Media Hub-enabled devices on the same account. The Infuse 4G also comes with a 2GB microSD card with preloaded trailers for upcoming summer movies.
Compatible with the Infuse 4G and other devices on the Android 2.2 platform or better, AT&T has also launched a new, fun app called JustUs. The app combines both social media and text activity from five favorite contacts into an animated wallpaper, keeping users better connected with those that matter most. Customers can download the app for free in Android Market today.Advertisement
"The 4.5-inch screen on Infuse 4G is enhanced further with Samsung's Super AMOLED Plus technology. Colors are rich and bright, even while outdoors in sunlight," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "When you juxtapose that with the fact that it's the thinnest 4G smartphone out there today, it's an incredibly compelling choice for our customers."
"When you combine the powerful 1.2 GHz application processor with AT&T's advanced 4G network, this device will truly be the fastest smartphone Samsung has ever created with AT&T," said Omar Khan, chief technology officer & chief product officer for Samsung Mobile. "The Infuse 4G is our latest example of Samsung's global leadership in Android platform smartphones. With every Android smartphone that we launch, we're bringing something new and exciting to the market."
AT&T is a pioneer in smartphones and devices and expects to widen its portfolio in 2011. In January, AT&T committed to introducing 20 4G devices and 12 additional Android devices by the end of the year. Samsung Infuse 4G will be one of several new 4G devices that have been offered to AT&T customers in the first half of 2011.Advertisement
Samsung Infuse 4G Accessories
To prepare for the arrival of the Samsung Infuse 4G in AT&T stores, the company has prepared a robust lineup of 14 fashionable and functional accessories including multiple case options, a vehicle mount and desk mount. All accessories are available in AT&T company-owned stores and online at www.wireless.att.com. For more details on the lineup visit www.att.com/mobilephones-news.
- Androidâ„¢ 2.2 platform
- 4G: HSDPA CAT 14 and HSUPA CAT 6
- 8.9 mm to 9.24mm thin
- UMTS 850/1900/2100
- GSM 850/900/1800/1900
- 1.2 GHz processor
- 4.5-inch Super AMOLEDâ„¢ Plus screen
- 8-megapixel camera with HD 720p video camera and 1.3-megapixel front facing camera
- Virtual QWERTY keyboard
- Expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD card
- Text/Picture and Video Messaging support
- Samsung Media Hub, U-verse Mobile, U-verse Live TV, and Angry Birds
To learn more about the Samsung Infuseâ„¢ 4G, visit www.att.com/mobilephones-news, www.att.com/infuse4G or www.samsung.com/mobile.