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

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.

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.

Related phones

  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1700 mAh(9.10h 3G talk time)
Conquer 4G
  • Display 3.5" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h talk time)



1. damienh28

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 23, 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,

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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

3. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

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

4. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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....

10. I didn't say this. unregistered

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

5. Gcombs unregistered

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

6. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

it is sorry

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.

7. Su-Rio

Posts: 51; Member since: May 05, 2011

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

8. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

cant wait for it

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?

12. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

13. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 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

14. roflmywaffle unregistered

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

15. AlexTheSane

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

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