In June Sprint announced the upcoming release of their new Samsung Conquer 4G Android phone. Sprint’s hope is this new 4G phone will appeal to the budget conscious 4G shopper who wants 4G speed and technology but not necessarily the big display and entire feature set of some of the $200 and $300 phones in the 4G marketplace.
The Samsung Conquer 4G will be running Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. As with all Android operating systems, full Adobe Flash media player support will deliver outstanding graphics and webpage rendering. The expected release date for the Samsung Conquer 4G is August 21. A 1 GHz single core processor and 3.5 inch touchscreen are two features not commonly found in 4G phones, but are present here. However, the screen is Samsung’s super AMOLED display which has been proven one of the better displays in smart phone technology, and the processor chip is one of the best.
At first glance, a single core processor may sound less powerful than the dual core processors employed in most smartphones. But this is Samsung’s single core, 1 GHz MSM8655 processor. Samsung’s prowess in the processor and chipset marketplace is unsurpassed. The MSM8655 processor is fast and intelligent, and allows for multimedia and multitasking efficiency.
Dual cameras of 3.2 and 1.3 megapixels, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi access, and a micro-USB and micro-SD ports present plenty of connectivity and multimedia options. Being a smaller and lighter device than most 4G phones, this Sprint phone will definitely appeal to those who prefer portability over weight and a massive display.
While no retail price has been released, expect pricing to be in the $79 to $99 range. The Samsung Conquer 4G also has a QWERTY slide out keyboard and capacitive touchscreen, with support for 16 million colors. Google integration is present with preloaded apps like the Android market, Google Maps, Gmail, Gtalk, as well as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
The Samsung Conquer 4G joins the rugged Motorola Titanium as the newest Sprint phones to hit the mobile marketplace. Depending on the retail price that Sprint releases the Samsung Conquer 4G at, this small 4G powerhouse could be a big hit for Sprint, and with 4G shoppers.