Aug 18 AT 4:45 PM Edgar Cervantes 37 Comments

Video: Samsung to announce a new phone during Mobile Unpacked at IFA, but what is it?

Samsung has just posted a teaser video for an announcement they are to make at IFA in Berlin. We usually have an idea of what a company might be releasing when set to make an announcement, but we’re left a little clueless on this one.

The commercial displays people walking around with a device that glows. We know the announcement should be phone-related, because one of the actors puts the device up to his ear. As we’ve heard lately, Samsung is planning to release larger phones. Maybe the yet-to-be announced device is a tablet/phone hybrid?

This seems like a big announcement, so it might involve one of the more important devices from the latest leaked Samsung road map. Last week’s leaked road map included a 4.65-inch device (GT-I9250) with 1280x720p resolution. Packed with Ice Cream Sandwich, this is a device we’d like to see.

But that 5.29-inch GT-I9220 is quite the beast. Sporting a beautiful Super AMOLED Plus display, 1280x720p resolution, a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor and an 8 MP camera, this monster is more than phone–it’s borderline tablet.

Samsung is also planning to release a 7-inch Honeycomb Galaxy Tab (the successor to last year’s). While this is a phone-centric announcement, let’s not forget that the first 7-inch Galaxy Tab could actually act as a phone (not in the US). This could very well be the device announced. The only problem? This tablet does not impress with its specs. With a 1024x600p resolution and 3 MP and 2 MP cameras (front and back respectively), this tablet leaves something to be desired compared to the larger phones mentioned above.

Which device do you guys think will be announced? Would you like to see an Ice Cream Sandwich device? Maybe a nice large 5.29-inch Super AMOLED Plus display? Maybe you’re into the 7-inch Honeycomb tablet. Let’s start the speculation! And if you think it might be a phone we did not mention, do let us know.

Update: Samsung uploaded another teaser.

Via: Phandroid


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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