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Motorola PHOTON 4G, Samsung Conquer 4G set to arrive in July in Sam's Club

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Motorola PHOTON 4G, Samsung Conquer 4G set to arrive in July in Sam's Club
The Motorola PHOTON 4G for Sprint is a diamond-shaped dual-core gem in Sprint's lineup, but the powerful handset lacked a specific release date. A screenshot of upcoming Sprint launches obtained by Android Central reveals that the Photon 4G is coming in July, along with the WiMAX-touting Samsung Conquer 4G, and both are coming Wal-Mart's membership-online retail warehouse Sam's Club.

The latter has a 3.5-inch HVGA display, a 1GHz single-core chip and a humble 3.2MP camera on the back and a 1.3MP shooter up front. It's running stock Android Gingerbread with Sprint ID, and hopefully will come with a manageable price tag. The Samsung Conquer 4G release date is set for July 24th in Sam's Club.

Motorola PHOTON 4G, Samsung Conquer 4G set to arrive in July in Sam's Club
But it's the Motorola PHOTON 4G that truly shines with a 4.3-inch screen, WiMAX and a dual-core chip, so don't miss our specs review to get all the fine details about the handset along with a hands-on and video demonstration below.


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posted on 06 Jul 2011, 10:08

1. damienh28 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Dec 2010)


Im really considering this, As a sprint fan-boy I was happy we had this speedster but i never really liked Motorola, Im a Samsung guy, My epic is awesome but The sequel will be so wack, sound like and the galaxy s2 or full touch 4g not sure i don't like to guess, but whatever it has to be dominant, But i think i want this its fast and sexy looking,

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 11:08

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5278; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I wonder if the Photon is analogous to the Bionic on VZW?

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 12:14

3. snowgator (Posts: 3158; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Hmmmmmm ..... does seem about the right time frame.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 14:18

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5278; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


It would be kind of ironic if Sprint was able to piggy-back the Photon's development off of the lessons learned from the Bionic.

Just sayin....

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 18:05

10. I didn't say this. (unregistered)


All the kinks are worked out. This phone is Fast!

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 15:40

5. Gcombs (unregistered)


This is a really nice device!!! I hope this isn't exclusive to Sprint.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 15:57

6. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


it is sorry

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 17:08

9. Gcombs (unregistered)


Damn! You would think Motorola would go multi carrier with this one. More sales and more money must not sound good to motorola.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 16:12

7. Su-Rio (Posts: 51; Member since: 05 May 2011)


looking forward to get some hands on time with the photon 4g.. world phone, dual core, and 4g = good combo for sprint

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 16:23

8. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


cant wait for it

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 18:10

11. bearwoody (unregistered)


In the Sprint Upcoming phone section the specs are listed. According to that info from Phonearena, there is no support for Flash for the Photon. Can that be possible?

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 22:00

12. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


Man Sprint...neither one of these devices seem very impressive, esp. compared to the Epic 4G or HTC Evo. The Samsung almost reminds me of a lower grade LG android. I'd pass most definitely.

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 13:04

13. wumberpeb (Posts: 406; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


How does the Photon NOT compare quite well to the single core Evo and Epic? Better proc, twice the ram, better screen (than the Evo, at least) and most likely a larger battery than both of them...

The Conquer may not stack up against the 2 former high end champs from 2010, but its not positioned that way. This is a mid-range phone with 4G, thank goodness, and a price tag to match. Im guessing this will sit around $99 or $129, maybe drive the Evo Shift down to $50 and the Samsung Transform to $30 or even free.

Or maybe im way off on all the prices, who knows

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 15:11

14. roflmywaffle (unregistered)


Hmm... I debating between keeping my Evo 3D or swapping it for the Photon

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 16:01

15. AlexTheSane (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


Looks like the official release date is July 31st.

http://www.streetinsider.com/Press+Releases/Motorola+PHOTON+4G+Debuts+on+July+31+for+$199.99/6636265.html

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