CES: Samsung reveals 4G LTE smartphone

Summary:At CES 2011, Verizon and Samsung announced the latter company's first 4G LTE-enabled smartphone, which runs on Google Android 2.2.

CES 2011

LAS VEGAS -- Verizon and Samsung together on Thursday announced the latter company's first 4G LTE-enabled smartphone, which runs on Google Android 2.2.

The handset -- which appears to be unnamed, oddly, unless it's actually called "4G LTE" -- distinguishes itself with an AMOLED Plus display, a 1GHz processor and rear and front-facing cameras.

Here's what we do know:

  • Android 2.2 operating system
  • 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen display
  • 1GHz application processor
  • HTML 5 web browser
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • Rear-facing 8 megapixel camera with LED flash
  • Front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera
  • Supports video chat
  • Swype for virtual QWERTY keyboard
  • Preloaded with LTE-specific applications
  • Access to Samsung's Media Hub content service and Social Hub platform

Stay tuned.

Topics: Mobility, Hardware, Samsung, Smartphones, Wi-Fi

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