Samsung Infuse 4G – thinnest device on AT&T network, leads the way to non-Android apps

AT&T along with Samsung is ready to launch the biggest yet thinnest Android phone on the American network.

The Samsung Infuse 4G features a huge 4.5 inch, yet it is only 8.9mm thick at its thinnest point. Despite its huge screen, the battery life on this handset should be reasonable thanks to the Super AMOLED Plus screen requiring less battery consumption than the average screen.
Hardware wise, the Infuse 4G comes with a 1.2 GHz processor, with memory expandable up to 32GB with microSD card.
The handset comes with dual camera, a 8 megapixel rear camera with HD 720p video and a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera.

Samsung Infuse 4G thinnest phone AT&T

Software wise, the Samsung Infuse 4G comes with Android 2.2 Froyo. I still find it hard to understand why manufacturers are still shipping Android devices with Froyo when the next iteration of Android, not Gingerbread but Ice Cream is going to be released soon. Regardless, as with Samsung’s phone, the Infuse 4G comes with Samsung Touch Wiz, Samsung’s own UI for Android.

Good news, apparently AT&T is opening the door for side-loading, the practice of getting apps from other places than the Android MarketPlace. This could open the door to Amazon AppStore and other smaller apps retailers.
Unfortunately this could also lead to hacked softwares if your source is untrusted. But this could also open back the door to installing tethering apps that AT&T just blocked this week, or is AT&T confident that it can control the apps we install?
Regardless, another premiere is a special edition of Angry Birds for the Samsung Infuse 4G, now that is going to be fun, especially on this huge screen.

The smartphone is set to launch May 15 with AT&T at a price of $199.99 with a two-year contract.


Biggest Yet Thinnest, Samsung Infuse™ 4G Debuts May 15