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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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By xler8r on 6/21/2010 11:14:57 AM , Rating: 1
Good to see the marketplace evolving quickly to combat the EVO. No hate on the EVO, I love it; but for competition sake props to 'em.

RE: Solid
By ksherman on 6/21/2010 11:42:01 AM , Rating: 2
You know, it's frightening being away from the iPhone market. As someone that likes new gadgets, I found comfort knowing that when I bought an iPhone, it wouldn't be 'out of date' for at least another year.

I JUST got my EVO last week, and now there is another 4G phone with a (potentially) better screen and a full keyboard already?! And now the Droid 2 coming.. *sigh* F**ing 2 year contracts.

RE: Solid
By theapparition on 6/21/2010 12:27:57 PM , Rating: 3
I found comfort knowing that when I bought an iPhone, it wouldn't be 'out of date' for at least another year.

Newest iPhone isn't even released and is already eclipsed in several areas.

I JUST got my EVO last week, and now there is another 4G phone with a (potentially) better screen and a full keyboard already?!

You don't have to have the latest technology. Some people always want to keep up with the "Jones". However, if you are such a tech enthusiast, then it's quite easy to upgrade or change cell phone plans at any time, it's just going to cost you.

What do you expect, the rest of the world to stop innovating so YOU don't get buyers remorse. Buy a car, a new models always around the corner. Buy a computer, and there's always another processor/video card/USB 8 ultra quick edition coming out in a few months. Just the way it is.

And now the Droid 2 coming..

I think you mean the Motorola Droid X. EVO sized competitor on Verizon. 4.3" Screen and the fantastic OMAP processor that puts Snapdragon to shame.

The Droid 2 will drop a month later, but is just a faster refresh of the original Droid with better slide out keyboard. Other than that, the Droid and Droid 2 will be indistingushable.

*sigh* F**ing 2 year contracts.

As I said, very easy to get out of your contract, switch providers and buy the latest phone every week if you want. Just have to pay to play.

RE: Solid
By ksherman on 6/21/2010 12:47:06 PM , Rating: 2
Sure, some valid points.

But despite the fact that the iPhone may get out-spec'ed, it remains the only phone that runs iOS and it was only updated once a year. It's a different ecosystem for a phone, one that (oddly) doesn't make me regret following engadget everyday.

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