Jun 29 AT 8:16 PM Alberto Vildosola 20 Comments

Samsung, Sprint announce the Conquer 4G–a new kind of budget-friendly phone

Remember Sprint’s Samsung Conquer 4G? You certainly should ’cause we showed it to you barely two weeks ago. Well, Samsung and Sprint have stopped the foreplay and just announced the thing. There’s no info on pricing and availability, but I’m guessing Sprint will let us know in the very near future.

Like we told you before, the Conquer 4G raises the bar for what a low-priced Android phone should be. While the phones’s 3.5-inch screen and 3.2 MP camera might tell us that this is just another cheapo Android device, its 4G speeds, front-facing camera and 1 GHz CPU tell us otherwise. Here’s a summary of the Conquer 4G’s hardware specifications:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 1GHz single-core Qualcomm MSM8655 processor
  • 3.5-inch screen with a 320×480 pixel resolution
  • Slider QWERTY keyboard
  • 3.2 MP back-facing camera with LED flash
  • 1.3 MP front-facing camera
  • 4G support
  • Sprint ID

It’s hard to believe this phone can go toe to toe with the once mighty Nexus One. At this pace, I expect to see low-end Android phones next year with 3D screens, NFC and dual-core processors. The Conquer 4G will be competing with other affordable phones on Sprint (like the Optimus S. And from this moment on, I hope every other OEM recognizes the Conquer 4G’s specs as the new blueprint for their future low-end Android phones.

We’ll keep an eye out for the Conquer 4G’s price and availability, and we’ll update this article once we have them. If the Conquer 4G launches with a price below $100, will any of you guys consider buying one?

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Via: Phandroid

Alberto is a college student living somewhere between Miami, Sarasota and the World Wide Web. Although a former iPhone owner, Alberto is now a proud Android enthusiast. You can follow Alberto on Twitter and Google+ for his thoughts unworthy of an article.

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