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Official: Samsung Infuse 4G Coming to AT&T May 15th for $199

Today at a press event in New York City, Samsung and AT&T unveiled the only pieces of information missing from the Samsung Infuse 4G’s rap sheet, the pricing and launch date. If you are awed by the Infuse 4G’s 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display and 1.2GHz CPU, you can get your hands on the new TouchWiz smartphone come May 15th for a measly $199.99 (on a two-year contract). As an added bonus, an exclusive version of Angry Birds comes packaged with the device.

We’ve seen this handset previously at both CES and MWC, and the size and clairty of the screen offers a pretty breathtaking experience. Of course, big, beautiful screens often translate to poor battery life, but we haven’t had enough time with the Infuse to know if this holds true on this device. Now if Sammy could just get around to bringing that Galaxy S II here in the States.

BIGGEST YET THINNEST, SAMSUNG INFUSE™ 4G DEBUTS MAY 15
Exclusive Angry Birds Version to be Featured on the Nation’s Thinnest 4G Smartphone with
Largest AT&T Display

DALLAS, May 5, 2011 — AT&T* and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the
No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S., today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung
Infuse™ 4G.

Key Facts

Exclusive to AT&T customers, the Samsung Infuse 4G will be the nation’s thinnest 4G
smartphone at 8.99mm at its thinnest.
Delivers the largest display in AT&T’s smartphone portfolio with a brilliant 4.5-inch screen
featuring next-generation Super AMOLED™ Plus technology.
Powered by a 1.2 GHz processor and the Android™ 2.2 platform, the Samsung Infuse 4G also
boasts an 8-megapixel camera, and a $25 credit to download movie content from Samsung
Media Hub.
Pre-loaded version of Angry Birds features an exclusive hidden level for Infuse 4G customers.
Samsung Infuse 4G will be available in AT&T company-owned stores and online at
www.wireless.att.com on May 15 and will cost $199.99 with a two-year contract and no mail-in
rebate. (Minimum $15 data plan required)

Customer Benefits

The Samsung Infuse 4G will be the thinnest 4G smartphone available in the U.S. and will feature
the largest screen — at 4.5 inches — in AT&T’s smartphone lineup, and the largest touch screen on
any Samsung phone. Powered by a 1.2 GHz application processor and running the Android 2.2
platform, the device delivers a brilliant display using Samsung’s next-generation Super AMOLED™
Plus technology which features 50 percent more sub-pixels for better contrast. The display also offers
unmatched outdoor viewing quality, even in the brightest sunlight.

With the Infuse 4G, Samsung and AT&T are raising the stakes on pre-loaded content that is not
available on any other device. In collaboration with Rovio, the Infuse 4G will feature a special edition
of Angry Birds pre-loaded on the smartphone. Players can unlock a special “Golden Egg” level of the
game, and once the special level is completed, users can register to win Samsung prizes exclusive to
Infuse 4G users.**

The smartphone also includes an 8-megapixel camera/camcorder with auto-focus and flash that
shoots HD video with incredible detail. A front facing camera is perfect for self portraits or video chat.
Customers can also watch hit movies and TV shows from preloaded apps like Samsung Media Hub, U-
verse Mobile and U-verse Live TV.

The first 500,000 Infuse 4G units sold will include a $25 voucher for consumers to get started on
downloading content from Media Hub. With Media Hub’s progressive downloading feature, users can
start watching their content almost immediately as the rest of the file downloads to the Infuse 4G. Plus,
all Media Hub content can be shared among five Media Hub-enabled devices on the same account.
The Infuse 4G also comes with a 2GB microSD card with preloaded trailers for upcoming summer
movies.

Compatible with the Infuse 4G and other devices on the Android 2.2 platform or better, AT&T has also
launched a new, fun app called JustUs. The app combines both social media and text activity from five
favorite contacts into an animated wallpaper, keeping users better connected with those that matter
most. Customers can download the app for free in Android Market today.

Quotes

“The 4.5-inch screen on Infuse 4G is enhanced further with Samsung’s Super AMOLED Plus
technology. Colors are rich and bright, even while outdoors in sunlight,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice
president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “When you juxtapose that with the fact that
it’s the thinnest 4G smartphone out there today, it’s an incredibly compelling choice for our customers.”

“When you combine the powerful 1.2 GHz application processor with AT&T’s advanced 4G network,
this device will truly be the fastest smartphone Samsung has ever created with AT&T,” said Omar
Khan, chief technology officer & chief product officer for Samsung Mobile. “The Infuse 4G is our
latest example of Samsung’s global leadership in Android platform smartphones. With every Android
smartphone that we launch, we’re bringing something new and exciting to the market.”

Smartphone Portfolio

AT&T is a pioneer in smartphones and devices and expects to widen its portfolio in 2011. In January,
AT&T committed to introducing 20 4G devices and 12 additional Android devices by the end of the
year. Samsung Infuse 4G will be one of several new 4G devices that have been offered to AT&T
customers in the first half of 2011.

Samsung Infuse 4G Accessories

To prepare for the arrival of the Samsung Infuse 4G in AT&T stores, the company has prepared a
robust lineup of 14 fashionable and functional accessories including multiple case options, a vehicle
mount and desk mount. All accessories are available in AT&T company-owned stores and online at
www.wireless.att.com. For more details on the lineup visit www.att.com/mobilephones-news.

Key Specifications
• Android™ 2.2 platform
• 4G: HSDPA CAT 14 and HSUPA CAT 6
• 8.9 mm to 9.24mm thin
• UMTS 850/1900/2100
• GSM 850/900/1800/1900
• 1.2 GHz processor
• 4.5-inch Super AMOLED™ Plus screen
• 8-megapixel camera with HD 720p video camera and 1.3-megapixel front facing camera
• Virtual QWERTY keyboard
• Expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD card
• Text/Picture and Video Messaging support
• Samsung Media Hub, U-verse Mobile, U-verse Live TV, and Angry Birds

 

Continue reading on the Samsung Infuse 4G forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • peterthegeek

    What kind of battery life will this thing get? With a screen that big, the battery better be pretty robust.

  • EnderWiggen

    so it’s a single core larger sgs2? lame! who would buy this knowing sgs2 is coming out? i guess the saps who don’t visit phandorid lol

  • Bob G

    I’ll stick with my dual core Atrix.

    And seriously, 800×480 on a giant screen like the Infuse don’t sound good at all.

  • DYNK

    Android™ 2.2 ??? Surely not…

  • Nr20

    Samsung phones are garbage. They are ALL Plastic and they never update. I broke my Nexus 1 and then insurance gave me a Samsung Vibrant and it sucks!

    • Hermeod

      To be honest, I hated my Captivate when I got it back in July when it came out… non-working GPS, uber lag to the point of insane frustration, bloatware, no tethering, no updates to Froyo, no support for bad call volume and quality, just crap!!!…until I flashed a custom ROM of leaked Froyo when that came out – buggy, but worked – now, you can do the same for Gingerbread – and I use stable, wonderful, perfect Froyo ROMs, and wow, I *LOVE* my phone – It’s like I get a new phone each ROM I flash :) I would hope that you could do the same for your Vibrant, and learn to love it hehe

  • Dave4321

    Looks much nice than the bloated Droid Charge.

  • Hmheuser32

    Anyone know anything yet about off contract pricing?