January 5, 2011 | by Lars Aronsson
The numerous announcements at CES keep coming in, and this time it is Samsung’s turn to drop a new Android on us: the Infuse 4G. It’s a surprisingly thin device for AT&T, with its screen being the main selling-point. The display is not only a massive 4.5 inches, but it’s also featuring Samsung’s latest screen technology called Super AMOLED Plus.
The difference between “Super AMOLED” and regular AMOLED displays, is that the layer which detects touch is integrated into the screen instead of being overlaid on top. The first phone to rock an SAMOLED display was the Samsung Wave that was released about a year ago. “Super AMOLED Plus”, on the other hand, offers a 50% increase in the sub-pixel count, which is said to improve both the contrast and the readability in sunlight.
The size of the screen will likely appeal to many users as well, with its 4.5-inches landing somewhere between the size of the Evo 4G and the Dell Streak, while still being pocketable. The Infuse 4G rocks dual cameras: an 8MP rear shooter, along with a 1.3MP cam on the front. A 1.2GHz Hummingbird processor is powering the unit – it’s single-core, but bear in mind that the Hummingbird still is one of the fastest mobile processors available, and 1.2GHz is 200MHz faster than the CPU in the Nexus S and the Galaxy S-series.
The Samsung Infuse 4G will initially run Android 2.2 with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top, and is promised to be the thinnest smartphone on AT&T when it launches, although the launch date is yet-to-be-determined.