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The Samsung Galaxy S Pro sports a beautiful 4" AMOLED touch-screen and full Qwerty keyboard.  (Source: Android Community)
Full Qwerty Android alternative to Sprint's EVO 4G

This morning, Android Central announced specs for the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S Pro, an Android-based smartphone slated for Sprint.

These specs come from what Android Central calls a "tried-and-true tipster" who got his/her hands on an early prototype, but they have not been confirmed by Samsung. The handset is still in early stages of testing, so the following is subject to change.

On the hardware side, the Galaxy S Pro boasts a 4" Super AMOLED touch-screen with slide-out Qwerty keyboard, a 1 Ghz Samsung/Intrinsity ARM Cortex A8 processor (similar to the processor powering the iPhone 4 and iPad), 512 Mb RAM, 802.11 b/g/n, dual cameras (a 5 MP camera with 720p video capture rear-facing one, and a VGA front-facing), and a radio that supports Sprint's 4G WiMax network.

The tipster noted that the body was unimpressive because of a "plastic feel," but that it could be because it is only a prototype at this stage. The tipster also noted that the screen was sizably smaller than the HTC EVO 4G, but larger than the Nexus One

As for software, the device was spotted running Android 2.1 with Samsung's own Touchwiz 3.0 customizations overlaid. Hopefully, the Galaxy S Pro will be running Froyo -- or whatever other playful name the latest Android update has then -- by the the time the phone launches.

No word yet on pricing or a release date, but it will be a decent upgrade from Sprint's current full Qwerty Android offering, the Samsung Moment, and an alternative to the keyboard-less EVO.



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QWERTY
By TheRequiem on 6/21/2010 11:03:05 AM , Rating: 2
Android with slide out qwerty board and 4g? Sign me up immediately!




RE: QWERTY
By xsilver on 6/21/10, Rating: -1
RE: QWERTY
By InvertMe on 6/21/2010 11:29:09 AM , Rating: 5
at what point do people stop complaining about something that may not suite them but suites others just fine?


RE: QWERTY
By therealnickdanger on 6/21/2010 1:46:24 PM , Rating: 2
+infinity... and beyond!


RE: QWERTY
By dubldwn on 6/21/2010 12:06:26 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
at what point does a phone become too big?

When it can no longer fit in your pocket and/or it becomes uncomfortable to use as a phone. Which for me is probably 4" - 4.3"


RE: QWERTY
By ksherman on 6/21/2010 12:20:24 PM , Rating: 2
4.3" is still very pocketable. I think thickness has a lot more to do with how well it fits in your pocket. At least for me anyway.


RE: QWERTY
By CrazyBernie on 6/22/2010 4:16:14 AM , Rating: 2
So is that a 4.3" AMOLED in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?


RE: QWERTY
By TheRequiem on 6/21/2010 1:04:42 PM , Rating: 3
I think phones realistically have maxed out at 4.3 and will only get thinner from here on out. Most people will agree 4.3 inches is pretty much going to be it as far as size goes. Only resolution and display tech will increase here on out. In a couple of years, you'll probably see 1080p resolution occupying the 4 - 4.3 inches. This phone is only 4 inches which is realistically not any wider then most wallets. Actually, my wallet is gigantic compared to this phone...


RE: QWERTY
By inperfectdarkness on 6/21/2010 1:41:06 PM , Rating: 2
assuming it will have a 720p screen; i might even pre-order it.


RE: QWERTY
By theapparition on 6/21/2010 2:55:43 PM , Rating: 2
Not sure what the advantage of a 720p on a 4" screen is, much less the new iPhones screen size.


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