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CES 2011: Samsung 4G LTE Phone for Verizon Wireless Demo (Video)

by Sean P. Aune | January 6, 2011January 6, 2011 5:02 pm PST

Samsung is going to be releasing an LTE-capable handset for Verizon towards the middle of the year, and we’re hoping by then it may even have a name for it.

While we found it rather odd Samsung hasn’t bothered to name its new handset yet (We’re proposing “Bob”),  it does look like a winner.  For now it is simply known by its model number of SCH-i520, and we’re sure they’ll come up with a suitably spiffy name.

Sporting a Super AMOLED Plus screen, which Samsung says they have addressed the bluish tint that we have seen on some other handsets, looks absolutely gorgeous.  Measuring 4.3-inches, you can see in the video that it has some beautiful resolution, but we have unfortunately not heard what those numbers are yet.  And with built-in HDMI out you’ll be able to share your beautiful content with televisons.

The back features an 8 megapixel camera, and a 1.3 megapixel on the front for video conferencing via Skype and other uses.  Nice to see it’s not yet another VGA job.

The Phone will launch in mid-2011 with Android 2.2, but upgrades will be available for it down the road.

We wish we could tell you a name on this phone, and overall it looks like a good choice, but be warned the back is similar to the Galaxy S, and it seems the back is a fingerprint magnet, so it is definitely not for the obsessive compulsive amongst us.  Be on the lookout for the phone around mid-2011.

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...