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.