May 5, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
Samsung and AT&T introduced the Infuse 4G at CES in January. It took an additional four months, but we finally know when will the AT&T Infuse 4G be released, and how much it will cost: May 15, $199 dollars on a two-year agreement.
AT&T and Samsung held a special press event today in New York City to announce the Infuse 4G. The device comes with an almost complete list of what everyone wants in a new phone, including a massive 4.5-inch SuperAMOLED touchscreen, 8 MP camera that films 720p video, 1.3 MP front-facing camera for video chat and self-portrait, and packs it all into a very thin package. So thin, the device measure at only 8.9 mm, which Samsung claims makes it the thinnest 4G device in the U.S.
Two items are missing from the dream phone list. The Infuse 4G comes with Android 2.2 (Froyo) instead of the more recent 2.3 (Gingerbread) with TouchWiz layered on top of it. It also uses a single core processor rather than the dual core set to be a standard in the next round of Android phones. However, the 1.2 GHz single processor is nothing to sneeze at. And, the device will support AT&T’s HSPA+ network with 21 Mbps downloads and the faster HSUPA speeds originally unavailable to the Atrix and Inspire.
Samsung is launching the Infuse 4G with a $25 Media Hub credit for purchasing movies and television titles. It will also launch a special edition of Angry Birds that will provide prizes from Samsung.