May 05 AT 4:49 PM Edgar Cervantes 24 Comments

AT&T Samsung Infuse 4G gets official price and release date announcement

As soon as we heard that AT&T and Samsung were holding an event today in New York, speculations started flying around. Since it was linked to a carrier, we could assume that it was most likely a phone announcement, which meant that it could be either the Samsung Infuse 4G or the Samsung Galaxy S II (though the chances of the Galaxy S II coming so soon are small). Samsung has taken care of the event, and now we have an official price and release date for the Samsung Infuse 4G, which we have been waiting for since last January at CES. The Samsung Infuse 4G will be launching on May 15 for the price of $199.99 after a two-year contract.

While being the thinnest 4G smartphone (8.99mm) in the U.S. at the moment, the Samsung Infuse 4G also features some good specs. The device will be sporting a 1.2 GHz processor, and will run on Android 2.2 Froyo, which should make the performance a very pleasant one for the average consumer. We know that Samsung always goes above and beyond when it comes to displays, and they have definitely done a great job with this one. The Infuse 4G will be carrying a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, not only making it one of smartphones with the largest displays available, but also providing high quality image and richness in colors.

The device looks great, but its stunning screen and incredible thinness most likely will end up meaning that battery life will be an issue. That is something many of us are already used to though, and it is a price that we have to pay if we want certain features. Aside from possible battery life issues, the only problem one could find on this device is the lack of a dual-core processor, but that is also something the average consumer could live perfectly with.

Anyone rushing to get this device in the middle of the month? If you need a little incentive, it will also come packed with an exclusive version of Angry Birds. For more details and specs on this device, just check out the press release after the break, and please tell us what you think of this phone. Will you be purchasing it?

Show Press Release
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 Display

DALLAS, May 5, 2011 – 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.

Key Facts

· 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)

Customer Benefits

The Samsung Infuse 4G will be the thinnest 4G smartphone available in the U.S. and will feature the largest screen — at 4.5 inches — 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.**

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.

Quotes

“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.”

Smartphone Portfolio

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.

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.

Key Specifications

∙ Android™ 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 AMOLED™ 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.

Via: Phandroid

Source: AT&T

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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    Looks like a good device with nice bells and whistles. Honestly I had issues with the software updates for the galaxy S line, but since rooting and seeing how open samsung is with personal development I give them kudos for that. The only time my Vibrant was ever “bricked” was when using kies to update Samsungs official 2.2 update. Way to go Sammy, keep those bootloaders unlocked.

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    I JUST RECENTLY BOUGHT THIS PHONE AND AFTER A MONTH OF USE & ROOTING THE PHONE IT PROCESSES FASTER THAN MY WIFES JAILBROKEN IPHONE 4S. IT’S ALL JUST TECHNOLOGY AND MADE TO FAIL.. I JUST THINK YOUR PERSONAL PREFERENCE IS THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS.. WITH FULL BARS I GET 5.5MP DOWNLOAD SPEED.. THE IPHONE 4S GETS 3.5MPS. BUT THATS JUST MY BENCH TEST.. I’M A GUY SO LOVE THE BIG 4.5INCH SCREEN. ANYTHING OVER THAT IS TOO MUCH FOR ME.. VERY LIGHT WEIGHT HAD TO GET A CASE ASAP.. JUST SCARED ME TO HOLD IT. THOUGHT IF I DROPPED IT THE PHONE WOULD BREAK IN A MILLION PIECES.. OVER ALL I REALLY ENJOY THE PHONE AND MY WIFE USES MY PHONE MORE THAN HER IPHONE.. SHE SAY SHE DOESN’T LIKE THE BIG SCREEN BUT I CAN’T TELL LOL

  1. LeviGuest 4 years ago

    I won’t be buying this, waiting for the SGS2 dual core baby

    • Strauss & CoGuest 4 years ago

      Make it 7 inches and call it…….a tablet!!!!!

  2. Noriega713Guest 4 years ago

    This just seems as a UN-branded Droid Charge!?…

  3. Fine?Guest 4 years ago

    1.2GHz, 4.5 inch Super AMOLED + , 4G speed internet, 8M camera, 2M ffc, 8.99cm thickness, Android 2.2

    Sounds good enough for average consumers……………….?

    Well, does it come with RFS?……………….if yes FAILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

  4. anthonyGuest 4 years ago

    Hold on.one minute its on 2.2 okay when it goes to.2.3.4 bye bye beautiful display ask nexus s users bout that.

    • HansGuest 4 years ago

      SGSII users seem to have a great gingerbread experience with great colors. :)

  5. clocinnorcalGuest 4 years ago

    Looks like a good device with nice bells and whistles. Honestly I had issues with the software updates for the galaxy S line, but since rooting and seeing how open samsung is with personal development I give them kudos for that. The only time my Vibrant was ever “bricked” was when using kies to update Samsungs official 2.2 update. Way to go Sammy, keep those bootloaders unlocked.

    • clocinnorcalGuest 4 years ago

      BTW, Rooting and installing a custom rom was a Night and Day difference from Tmo’s bloatware loaded OS. You really unleash the power of your device.

  6. C. UntGuest 4 years ago

    the screen is too big, come on this is ridiculous, 4.5??????
    4inches is perfect, even 4.3 is questionable

    • Charlie CallowGuest 4 years ago

      Completely agree. 3.7-4.0 inch is nice, 4.3″ is too big and 4.5″ is just totally studpid!

  7. RaptorGuest 4 years ago

    Well, the dual core is actually always needed if anyone think it’s an overkill. No way. That will make the everything from browsing and multitasking to specifically video more smooth. Last one (visible hiccups on recordings) are very annoying with all single core phones which barely succeed to process the 720p videostream data at 30fps. And the 1080p needs even larger processing power.

    One thing unique for this phone is its 4.5″ size of the screen. It’s step in right direction for a men hand. Keep going to 4.7″, Samsung, and may be in the future we will like even 5″+, who knows. Adding retina display resolutions would be great too. When you keep the phone closer to the eyes, like at 6-7″, such phone screen turns into 9″ slate or 17″ laptop screen. So the doubling or tripling pixel count would not be bad idea.

  8. lolplolyhkhkGuest 4 years ago

    LMAO why not just release a real sgs2

  9. andrea CristianoGuest 4 years ago

    I have an Atrix now and the dual core is in no way a necessity with the state of android now, all it does is get the phone hot. Also big story here is that SIDE LOADING is enabled on this phone and it will be from hear on out!!!
    http://www.androidcentral.com/att-re-enables-sideloading-infuse-4g

  10. Name (required)Guest 4 years ago

    4.5 icnh display, amazing!!!!

  11. MarioGuest 4 years ago

    The consumers always want something bigger, and they make a phone with a huge screen.. What a breakthrough!

  12. 4.5? Pretty soon we’ll be blurring the lines between phones and tablets.

  13. Good MorningwoodGuest 4 years ago

    4.5 inches? man thats almost a cock size! Who wants to hold this every day???

  14. henrhyGuest 4 years ago

    Another horrible ATT commercial with the volume at its highest level, which is very irritating! I will do the opposite and not buy their phone. I leave the commercial as soon as the shouting starts.

  15. RoyalvalentindinhoGuest 4 years ago

    This phone is so awesome. I can’t wait to get mine.

  16. Keeosha SmithGuest 3 years ago

    Im gettin this bitch next week but im payin $20.00 for it cuz im gettin a 2-year contract and the bill wil be between $50 and $60 dollars

  17. Keeosha SmithGuest 3 years ago

    Im gettin this next week but im payin $20.00 for it cuz im gettin a 2-year contract and the bill wil be between $50 and $60 dollars

  18. christieGuest 3 years ago

    I just ordered this phone…..I just hope its fast enough and holds up to my expectations.we shall see…..

  19. MR. BRENDONGuest 3 years ago

    I JUST RECENTLY BOUGHT THIS PHONE AND AFTER A MONTH OF USE & ROOTING THE PHONE IT PROCESSES FASTER THAN MY WIFES JAILBROKEN IPHONE 4S. IT’S ALL JUST TECHNOLOGY AND MADE TO FAIL.. I JUST THINK YOUR PERSONAL PREFERENCE IS THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS.. WITH FULL BARS I GET 5.5MP DOWNLOAD SPEED.. THE IPHONE 4S GETS 3.5MPS. BUT THATS JUST MY BENCH TEST.. I’M A GUY SO LOVE THE BIG 4.5INCH SCREEN. ANYTHING OVER THAT IS TOO MUCH FOR ME.. VERY LIGHT WEIGHT HAD TO GET A CASE ASAP.. JUST SCARED ME TO HOLD IT. THOUGHT IF I DROPPED IT THE PHONE WOULD BREAK IN A MILLION PIECES.. OVER ALL I REALLY ENJOY THE PHONE AND MY WIFE USES MY PHONE MORE THAN HER IPHONE.. SHE SAY SHE DOESN’T LIKE THE BIG SCREEN BUT I CAN’T TELL LOL