Android Phones

Samsung says those Android rumored specs you saw are total BS

August 12, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka



Earlier today, a Lithuanian website reported on a boatload of supposed leaks for upcoming Samsung devices. The alleged roadmap spoke of phones with 5.29-inch Super AMOLED plus screens with 1280x720p resolutions, dual-core 1.4 GHz processors, and a couple other dream specs that seemed more outlandish than exciting.

Surprise! They were too good to be true after all. The Samsung Tomorrow blog has made a short statement about the validity of these questionable specs, mainly being that they (the specs) have none (validity). In a rare show of acknowledging the talk around town, Samsung posted this on its official blog:

Some media have been reporting that Samsung is preparing to launch nine new smartphones and two new tablet devices. While Samsung is continuously working on new devices for our customers, the details being cited are not accurate in this case.

We appreciate the interest in our upcoming mobile devices and will share more information once its available. – Samsung Tomorrow

The fact that Samsung commented on rumors at all, something you rarely see any phone manufacturer do, will probably lead some people to think that the company is really just trying to downplay something that’s true that it’s not ready to make public. That’s a possibility. However, it’s also possible that Katy Perry will realize that I’m the one she really loves and run away with me to elope in Vegas, but that’s not happening either.

The “leaked” specs simply don’t jive with any of Samsung’s current plans on record, nor do they make much sense. I’ve never seen a 4.65-inch Gingerbread phone with 1280×720 resolution. And while the 4.5-inch Infuse already pushes the limits of acceptable phone size, a 5.29-inch screen would be flat-out ridiculous. It’s possible that we may see something close to these specs, but there’s nothing feasible on Samsung’s roadmap to suggest that it will happen this year.