Verizon's Infocenter reveals an illusion-the Samsung Illusion, to be precise
The specs expected for the Samsung Illusion are certainly nowhere what we see for the trio of high-end phones, starting with the 3.5 inch screen with resolution of 320 x 480. A single-core 1GHz Hummingbird processor is under the hood with 512MB of RAM aboard. There is 2GB of internal storage and the phone comes with a 2GB microSD card. A 3MP camera is on back and Android 2.3 is pre-installed.
While pricing hasn't been disclosed, a source tells Android Central that the phone should be launched sometime this month. And that, good friends, is not an illusion.
1. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
First. Wow, so they're pulling Android phones out the magic hat now? No wonder the market is becoming saturated left and right and why Android phones have a lower resale value than the iPhone.
4. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
It really depends on the handset. Phones like the Nexus S still have a very large resell value. Hell even the Nexus one has a better resell value than the iPhone 3GS
2. maxkobi (Posts: 27; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)
dude...wtf...why even bother haha the current free phones are better
5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5470; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
that's too low-end. it would've been nice if it was a candy bar version of the Captivate Glyde.
6. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
The phone is probably gonna Free to $50 on contract.
11. Scuba_Steve (Posts: 79; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)
Exactly, apparently people don't get that. This is pretty much the poor mans smartphone.
It's similar to the Vortex but with better specs. The Vortex/ Gem/ Ally were all s**tty free or close to free phones.
There's a lot of people who still expect free phones with their upgrades or new acts. So this is what they get.
7. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1026; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
How many Galaxy-S-like phone does Verizon need? This is like their 5th all with very small differences. The only difference here is the smaller crappy screen.
12. BuckeyeCadet86 (Posts: 68; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
They don't currently sell 5 Galaxy S-like phones. The Fascinate and Contiuum have been discontinued and are only available as refurbs and in agent stores that need to unload them. There is only the Stratosphere (an actual Galaxy S phone) the Droid Charge and this one. The Droid Charge is under the Droid Brand so really just this one and the Stratosphere, they passed on the GSII, remember?
13. refrigerate_me (Posts: 22; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
kudos to VZW.. a lot of strong phones and mid range ones that are scheduled to be released as well for att.. but for the yellow now .. after the devils fruit release still nothing to match the competition... shame shame
14. username (Posts: 25; Member since: 05 Nov 2011)
its a samsung sratosphere with no qwerty keyboard.
16. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5470; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
with a lower resolution screen and no SA. probably a badder camera too.
15. corporateJP (Posts: 1199; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
I don\'t think it\'s 4G.
They need a better entry-level LTE phone than the Pantech Breakout.
17. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Pretty soon the Bionic will be their entry-level LTE phone.
Seriously though, I don't expect any of the big 3 manufacturers to offer a new sub-$200 LTE phone on Verizon. They'll make more profit keeping older models like the Tbolt and Charge as their entry/midrange.
18. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5470; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
the Bionic will be high-end as long as the Razr, Nexus & Rezound will be. the Bionic is more powerful than the Rezound, the Nexus and the Razr are only a smidgen more powerful than the Bionic.