AT&T has finally confirmed that a Gingerbread update will be released for the Samsung Infuse 4G as well as their entire Android smartphone lineup, and those Froyo 2.2 to Gingerbread 2.3.4 updates will take place over the air beginning mid October. The Infuse 4G Android handset is the thinnest and largest handset that Samsung had ever designed until they recently released their Epic Touch 4G handset. The screen on the Samsung Infuse 4G is a whopping 4.5 inches, and is narrowly overcome by the 4.52 inch screen on the Epic Touch 4G.
That 4.5 inch screen on the Samsung Infuse 4G Android smartphone represents one of the first instances of Samsung’s Super AMOLED Plus display technology, and has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The Infuse 4G supports 16 million colors on their display screen, and that screen does allow for a capacitive multitouch navigation. Typical light and proximity sensors are also built into the display.
As far as the physical form, Samsung decided to employ the same rectangular, black slab appearance, and the four familiar Android menu buttons are located beneath the display screen. The Samsung Infuse 4G is average in size and weight, coming in at 5.20 x 2.80 x 0.35 inches (132 x 71 x 9 mm) and 4.90 ounces (139 g). When the Samsung Infuse 4G was released earlier this year, it carried about the average talk time for most 4G smartphones, at 8 hours. While that has not changed, improvements in technology have, and the 4G average is now 11 hours. However, the update which accompanies the Gingerbread operating system upgrade also adds battery life.
A single core Hummingbird 1.2 GHz processing chip set accompanies 512 MB of RAM memory in the Infuse 4G, and as mentioned earlier, Android’s Froyo 2.2 operating system is preprogrammed out-of-the-box. The camera set on the Infuse 4G is comprised of a front facing 1.3 megapixel video chat cam that also provides support for video calls, and a rear facing 8 megapixel camcorder which records at up to 30 frames per second in 720P HD. Digital zoom, special effects, a self timer and other customizable features are also on board. Buy the Samsung Infuse 4G phone starting at only $69.99.
MicroSD and microUSB slots are also present, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless connectivity options are on board, and video mirroring is available through HDMI wired and DLNA wireless technology. The Samsung Infuse 4G is exclusive to the AT&T 4G network, and is available at select AT&T authorized retailers starting at only $69.99 with a two-year activation. The price at AT&T is still $99. Learn more about this multimedia focused smartphone’s features, specs, and where you can get your hands on it at a reduced price in our detailed Samsung Infuse 4G Review.