Verizon and Samsung have just announced a device with no name. Yes, you read that right. At this point the device is simply named Samsung 4G LTE Smartphone. The specs for this Samsung 4G LTE Smartphone look pretty sweet and it's the first device to market with Samsungs new Super AMOLED Plus display. It does however lack dual core and comes loaded with TouchWiz for better or worse but hey, no Bing.

  • Android 2.2
  • Google Mobile services, including Google Search
    Google Maps and Gmail, YouTube
  • Brilliant 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus touch screen display
  • 1GHz application processor
  • Rear-facing 8-megapixel camera with LED flash
  • Front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera to support video chat capabilities
  • Samsung Social Hub and Media Hub.

Any takers on this one? Stay tuned, hopefully we can get some hands on love with this peculiar little device. Press release can be found after the break.

Verizon Wireless and Samsung Mobile Announce Samsung's First 4G LTE-Enabled Smartphone

LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 6, 2011 -- From the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced that the Samsung 4G LTE smartphone will be available on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network.  

Powered by an Android 2.2 operating system, the Samsung 4G LTE smartphone is equipped with Google Mobile services, including Google Search?, Google Maps?, Gmail?, YouTube? and access to more than 100,000 applications on Android Market?. The Samsung 4G LTE smartphone boasts a brilliant 4.3-inch Super AMOLED? Plus touch screen display, powerful 1GHz application processor and HTML5 Web browser that uses high-speed 4G LTE connectivity for faster downloads. Designed with a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera, the Samsung 4G LTE smartphone supports video chat capabilities. Messaging is made simple on the Samsung 4G LTE smartphone with a virtual QWERTY keyboard equipped with Swype? technology. Additionally, the Samsung 4G LTE smartphone will come preloaded with popular LTE-specific applications.

"The Samsung 4G LTE smartphone is an ideal option for those who look to Samsung Mobile for sleek and innovative devices combined with blazing fast speeds of Android 2.2 on the nation's most advanced 4G network," said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless.  "This powerful combination enables our customers to connect face to face with family and friends, while still enjoying premium multimedia and social networking features backed by the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network."

The 4G LTE smartphone has access to Samsung's Media Hub content service available on the 4G LTE network, which offers a robust collection of premium movies and TV episodes from some of the biggest entertainment companies for purchase and rental. Users can stay connected with Samsung's Social Hub, built around messaging, contacts and calendar sync, which allows users to send and receive information, whether it is e-mail, social network updates or text messages.

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network, launched in December 2010, is the fastest, most advanced 4G network in the United States, providing speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless' 3G network. Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company's entire 3G coverage area over the next three years.

The Samsung 4G LTE smartphone will be on display at CES 2011 in Verizon Wireless' booth (#35216 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center) and in the Samsung booth (#12006 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center). For more information about Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte and for more information about Verizon Wireless at CES please visit www.verizonwireless.com/ces or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/verizonwireless. For more information about the Samsung 4G LTE smartphone, visit www.samsung.com.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, Nasdaq: VOD).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.

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Samsung and Verizon announce Samsung 4G LTE Smartphone

16 Comments

It would appear that the broadside of high end Android phones that Verizon is shoveling out the door would pretty much make a putative Verizon iPhone utterly pointless, and already obsolete.

Hmmm... No Bing and LTE. But I don't see it being a hit. Not with Samsung getting hammered over the Galaxy S for lack of support.

Really? Not the final word? It is the early adopters that drives what technology will succeed or fail based on the hype that is generated. Say what you will about the average consumer, which you are right they don't know Android from Adam, but if the enthusiast buyers give more attention to the other vendors then so will the sales follow. That's marketing 1-0-1.

I'm all over this phone, its already paid for.

And as far as Samsung hammered about updates, i dont buy that for 1sec. We in the Android community care, but the average consumer doesnt know a bit of difference. when i talk about Gingerbread and froyo with my friends no one knows the difference. We may think we are the final word on what should or should not be but we aren't 150,000approx members of AC dont make up the 3million buyers that Samsung has seen. They dont need to appease us enthusiasts to suceed or fail. Samsung makes quality hardware and that will carry them till they are caught up with software.

It's pretty obvious you're a troll for Samsung. Samsung has lied to every single one of the people who bought the Galaxy S in the US this past summer. They're putting out products with outdated software BEFORE THEY EVEN HIT THE STREET. Samsung makes crap hardware that they're trying to sell off, not cultivate. Say hi to the secretary at Samsung Inc. on your way home from CES, homer.

i agree, i enjoy my epic 4g, but i feel confined due to the lack of support samsung has given its galaxy s phones. seems like all the new phones they're coming out with have newer versions of software. do they not all have the same software? how hard is it to take the software of the new phones and put it on a galaxy s phone. i also disagree with nobody "missing" froyo or gingerbread. if you were to ask those same friends about flash, or apps to sd, or now services like hulu plus or maybe google maps in 3d they would think they are standard. but then you say no, not yet, still waiting.....

No Bing is great news but I'm afraid this device will get lost in all the LTE excitment and new devices. How can you release a devie w/o a name. This is what the Galaxy S line should have been.