Sep 29th, 2009

behold2-fccNext to nothing was known about the Samsung Behold 2 except that it an Android phone sporting Wi-Fi and a 420 x 300 Pixel screen – but it has just passed the FCC and a couple more details came along for the ride.

The most notable item that I saw on the list was a 1000 mAh battery. Not good if you ask me. The higher powered the device the more juice you’ll need to operate it for any worthwhile period of time. Considering the T-Mobile G1 has a 1150 mAh battery I think it is safe to say that the Samsung Behold 2 will be on the lighter end of the Android scale.

The true name/model of this phone are still up for debate -the first Samsung Behold was model SGH-T919 and the device that passed the FCC was SGH-T939 so it makes sense there. That model also had a 1000 mAh battery, 5MP camera, 240 x 400 resolution and pretty good reviews from consumers. The main downfalls of that device were its limited software features and absence of Wi-Fi, both of which will be resolved in this version.

But therein lies the problem – with limited features you can deal with a limited battery because you won’t be using your phone 24/7. Add Android, all the background syncing, application resources needed and you’re looking at a dramatically increased load for the phone to handle. Will the Behold 2 be able to handle it with a 1000 mAh battery? I’m inclined to say no… but I’ve seen crazier things occur.

Now look – I’ve gotten all off subject. In addition to the 1000 mAh battery here are the other known specs of the Behold 2:

  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/1900
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • a-GPS
  • Touchscreen with 400 x 240 pixel resolution

By the way this phone is headed to T-Mobile… shocker. Those men in magenta don’t play around with Android – turn around for 2 seconds and they’ve got another Bot in the Droidline.

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