UPDATED: Official Samsung Rogue U960 Specifications, Release Date and Pricing

UPDATED: Official Samsung Rogue U960 Specifications, Release Date and Pricing
As we creep along to the (new) rumored release date of September 8th, we did receive an email copy of Verizon's InfoManager system with all the phone's specifications shown in detail. The Samsung Rogue U960 will be the first Verizon device with 3.1" diagonal 480x800 pixel resolution AMOLED resistive touchscreen display with 262K color support. Other features include a 3MP autofocus camera with flash, 4-row sliding QWERTY keyboard, advanced on-screen widgets, 1000 entry phonebook, Bluetooth, HTML browser, EVDO Rev A, 3.5mm headset jack, 16GB microSDHC support, and is capable of VCast Music & Video, Visual Voice Mail, and VZ Navigator. Dimensions are listed as 4.29"H x 2.17"W x 0.65"D and with a weight of 4.94oz (including battery). Talk time is 4.7 hours.

Based upon this, the Samsung Rogue will offer solid features and will be good competition to the LG enV Touch. Only time will tell as to which device will be the better of the two.

Thanks to a friend for the info!

*UPDATE* The September 8th release date and price has been confirmed by EngadgetMobile. Pricing will be $99.99 after $100 rebate with 2-year contract, $169.99 after $100 rebate with 1-year contract, and $419.99 full retail. There is also some on-line buzz over some wording that is used on the spec sheet "Data Package or Nationwide Premium or Connect Plan required for Enhanced Multimedia Phones." This means that if you don't activate the Rogue on a Connect or Premium plan (which includes unlimited data), that you'll have to buy a new type of data plan.

Samsung Rogue U960 Preliminary Specifications

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1. bng

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

this is f-n awesome that VZW is getting a AMOLED screen im so gonna get this for my birthday in October lol

2. hmcougar09

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

What does AMOLED mean?

3. Skippy

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 21, 2009

AMOLED is like a type of display. Just google it.

4. bng

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

its a type of screen i don't really now how to explain it all i now is that it save battery life and its one of the best screens for phones out the that i know lol

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the screen is brighter, stands up great to sunlinght, colors are hot, and its lower power. better all the way around.

22. gomets15217

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 13, 2008

except the shorter lifespan of the screen =/

23. 22ADin09

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 24, 2009

active-matrix organic light-emitting diode = AMOLED :) if i remember correctly it doesnt use up as much battery as other screens, that was the big thing they were saying with the Samsung Impression..

25. hmcougar09

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Thanks everyone, I know now! You guys were a lot of help! :]

5. 321

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 17, 2009

someone on another website said that the rogue was going to have a document reader like the enV Touch. does anyone know if this is true?

6. Skippy

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 21, 2009

Dang, I can't wait for this phone :DD

7. brikz4real

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

The enV Touch will still be the best "dumbphone" in the lineup for two major reasons: Support for 1 million colors on the screen and support for online Flash videos. I do like what Samsung is doing here though. Hopefully, it will make people completely forget the nightmare-of-a-phone it's replacing: the Glyde. Plus, the AMOLED display will be a KILLER. I hope all phones eventually go to this technology as it displays colors better and is more responsive to the touch. But the real question is: How is the battery life going to improve? Since AMOLED displays conserve energy better than TFT displays, that shouldn't be a worry.

8. dense_rain

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 25, 2009

What's the difference between a data package vs a connect/premium plan? Thanks

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

neither, they are both unlimited internet. the only diff is the premium plan adds navigator

24. 22ADin09

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 24, 2009

which is kinda a cool add on considering with the non premium plan vz nav is an extra 10 bucks...

9. xmguy

Posts: 38; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

Does this mean people like me on the Nationwide Basic with Vpak won't be enough?

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

vcast is the unlimited internet for phones that dont have it as a plan, ur fine.

17. xmguy

Posts: 38; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

K, Thanks

10. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

321, is on to something with necessary plan change becoming necessary to own a feature phone. I wouldn't have a problem with it if it was Web OS, Android or WinMo, they figured the Instinct made good and now has offspring too so Verizon could milk more money to increase the APRU

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

or it could be that the internet is active w/ or w/out a plan, and just like when smart phones used to have a pay as u go, u get A LOT of complaints from parents and idiots wondering why they are being charged per MB. it actually increases happiness and reduces complaints.

11. xmguy

Posts: 38; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

Again, will this phone use the VPAK or the $29.99 data plan?

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

regular phones use Vcast. the data plan is only for smartphones like a BB or win-mo.

18. xmguy

Posts: 38; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

OK, Thanks. The above info didn't make that clear.

19. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

Im in love with this phone. But not the plan requrement. Oh well.

20. xmguy

Posts: 38; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

Called VZW. They CONFIRMED. The new phone WILL REQUIRE a calling plan change. In my case I have the 700 Min NW FS base $69.99. Price difference between that and the connect? $50. $50 MORE than current with NW Basic with Vpak and $10 unlimited IN TXT. I'M NOT getting this phone. I can SAVE if I get the Omnia (1) and get the $29.99 data plan in place of the Vpak. $ 15 difference. I just hope CURRENT phones sold NOW and after the change over will still beable to get the VPAK.

26. zcarman

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 21, 2009

Ok, everyone is over thinking this bigtime... VZW has created a new device class: the “Enhanced Multimedia Phone”. To fall into this new category, a handset must have an HTML Web browser, EV-DO Rev. A, a QWERTY keypad and it must launch on or after September 8th; making the Samsung Rogue VZW’s first handset to meet the criteria. Any current handset that is available today will not be forced into a data plan, but it will still be recommended to get one. Vcast is killing VZW's margin right now since everyone and their mother has figured out that if you teather the device to your laptop, you can make a 'Vcast Data Call' and use DUN... The service that VZW charges $60 a month for is 'free' to sly Vcast users. By putting such a low limit on things (although the connect and premium plans are still unlimited) they are padding their margin on data services. Now you say you are on the base family plan... $69.99 for 2 lines plus $10.00 for unlimited in texting plus $15 for Vcast... That makes your bill $84.99 a month. If your texting is split across the 2 lines ($5 per line for the 250 out of net/unlimited in) then you are probably not texting too many out of network people. If you get notifications from somewhere like Facebook, Twitter, Myspace or other social site, 250 messages go way too quickly. Other premium services like MSN's sports scores, Weather updates and such also eat away at the 250 message base. For alot of people, that $120 jump to the connect plan makes alot of sense - especially if you have kids that text all their friends regardless of the network they are on... The $120 also includes the unlimited data on both lines - so that's a bonus (even my wife uses hers now!) So basically, right now you are paying $85 a monthand VZW wants you to 'upgrade' to $120... Not the $50 you were talking above, but still a chunky $35... But for that you never have to worry about texting out of network (on either line) or running over on data (on either line)... And if you really wanted to pinch pennies, just get your primary line on the 'connect plan' and leave the secondary as a $10 add on with no frills on it... They can do that for you easy... :) Hope that made sense since this just turned into a novel...

21. Pitt4l

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

My only question is when is Verizon going to get more apps (Free Apps) for these phones-- T-Mobile and The IPhone have a ton-

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