Samsung and AT&T finally announced the release of the Samsung Infuse 4G today. Originally announced at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) earlier this year, not a whole lot more has been said about this phone since. When a joint Samsung/AT&T event was announced earlier this week, it seemed like the Infuse was a lock for the announcement seeing as advertisements from Walmart and Costco kind of spilled the beans it would be available this week.
The Infuse clocks in at a mere 8.9 mm to 9.24mm thin (.350-inches to .363-inches) thick, so while it’s sporting a massive 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, Samsung was able to keep this beast of a phone crazy thin. They kept it so thin that you have to wonder how they crammed as much tech into it as they did (see the Samsung Infuse 4G tech specs below).
There are two things that do stand out as a disappointment with this release: The Hummingbird processor is still a single-core chip, and it’s shipping with Android 2.2. While an update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread will probably happen down the road, you have to wonder why this phone is shipping with 2.2 at this late date. And despite the lack of a dual-core at the heart of the Infuse, this should still be a speedy phone that will last you sometime.
You can pick up an Infuse starting May 15th for $199.99 on a two year contract with AT&T.
Samsung Infuse 4G Tech Specs
- Android 2.2
- 1.2 GHz Hummingbird processor
- 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen (400 x 800)
- 4G: HSDPA CAT 14 and HSUPA CAT 6
- 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and auto focus
- 720p video capture
- 1.3 megapixel front camera
- 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
- USB 2.0
- Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- 16 GBs internal memory
- microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBs
- Accelerometer, Compass
- FM radio tuner
- 1750 mAh battery
What do you think? Do you have any interest in the Samsung Infuse 4G?