Samsung Conquer 4G for Sprint is an Android smartphone expected to arrive July 24
Well, that’s where the Samsung Conquer 4G for Sprint comes to mind, as a new leaked image surfaced today show us what it’ll look like, but more importantly, it’s being positioned as a mid-range offering with its 1GHz single-core processor. Although it’s looking pretty much like your straightforward slate handset, the Conquer 4G features some exciting hardware under the hood with its 320 x 480 display, landscape sliding keyboard, 3.1-megapixel rear camera, front-facing camera, 4G WiMAX support, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Obviously, there are a lot of people who might classify it as a high-end smartphone still, but considering that it’s expected to fall somewhere around $50 to $100 on-contract when it’s alleged to be released on July 24, it seemingly fits the mid-range category. Regardless, it’s nice to see that we’re starting to see more 4G devices catering to the mid-range market.
source: Pocketnow via Android and Me
1. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
so it's a Continum on Sprint with a little better specs..
2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3813; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Hey for the right person this phone will be very nice. It's good that Sprint is giving every type of consumer a good phone. This phone is for people who can't afford a HTC Evo 3D, Motorola Photon 4G, or the Samsung Galaxy S II (Epic 2). Some people just don't want a high-end phone. They just prefer a good solid low priced phone with great internet speeds. The Samsung Conquer 4G looks to be that phone for those people! Good job Sprint!
8. snowgator (Posts: 3196; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Super Android- maybe you could clear something up for me. I was under the impression that Sprint's version of the Galaxy 2 was the "within" (one of the worst names for a phone I have ever heard, by the way). But I am starting to here more and more about an Epic 2 like in your post. Are they the same device? Will the Epic 2 have a keyboard, or are they just using the Epic name to push the full touch screen slab of the G2?
9. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3813; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Yeah I heard that, I HOPE the "Within" is the Samsung Galaxy S II without the keyboard, just like the standard Galaxy S II. I HOPE that the "Epic 2" is the Galaxy S II with the keyboard like the original Epic 4G. I really don't know. This is all speculation, but my wife will be disappointed if the Samsung Galaxy S II doesn't ship with a keyboard. She really wants the Galaxy S II to have the keyboard. I hope the "Within" is just a codename for the "Epic 2" because I agree that name SUCKS!
10. snowgator (Posts: 3196; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
My exact problem. The wife really hopes to get a full keyboard on a killer phone, and I NEVER thought that Samsung and Sprint wouldn't have an Epic 2 with a keyboard. But, if they just move the name over to Galaxy 2, that shoots that lame duck clean out of the air, and leaves the "Droid 3" at Verizon as the only serious device with a keyboard. Kinda blows not to have choices.
3. ibap (Posts: 685; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
Given the spotty 4G coverage (still) this would have a lot bigger audience without the $10 4G surcharge.
6. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3813; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
It's not a $10.00 4G surcharge, it's a $10.00 smartphone surcharge. With the $10.00 smartphone surcharge Sprint is STILL cheaper than Verizon & At&t. With the $10.00 smartphone surcharge Sprint just won JD Power & Associates #1 customer service award & Sprint also saw a record customer increase last quarter. Just so you know everybody has spotty 4G coverage. The 4G technology is in its infancy!
4. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Seems the only advantage of this device vs the EPIC 4G is price and Gingerbread. The specs on the EPIC are far more compelling than these early ones of the Conquer.
Is that a 2nd small LCD/OLED screen at the bottom?
7. jbash (Posts: 339; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)
doubt it, its probably the capacitve buttons that are blocked out
11. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Don't think so...The capacitive buttons are displayed below the blue blur.
Either way, looks like a 5 year old got a hold of the pic in photo shop.
5. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2934; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
This is samsungs first gingerbread phone in the us? Update the infuse, epic, and droid charge please.
13. sniperace (Posts: 95; Member since: 20 Aug 2009)
I hope and pray to the galaxy s 2 does not have a keyboard. Why take the thinnest sleek and sexyest phone and turned into a brick by adding a keyboard. Plus a top of that the screen is just too big.
14. maddmatt02 (unregistered)
I might be the only one but regarding this line - "it’s nice to see that we’re starting to see more 4G devices catering to the mid-range market."
I would much rather it be the other way around, and a 3G phone get a "high-end" treatment. I have been in a 4G area for about 3 days total since it has launched, I dont want to pay 10 bucks more a month if Im never using 4G, and I can surely live without it the weekend I go on vacation somewhere with it.