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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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What is up with T-Mobile
By AEvangel on 6/21/2010 12:25:46 PM , Rating: 1
I just wonder when T-mobile is going to launch something similar to the Droid or Incredible. It seems strange for the Company that launched the first Android phone to lag behind so bad now.

By inperfectdarkness on 6/21/2010 1:47:06 PM , Rating: 2
they'll have to offer incentive to HTC to throw them a bone.

it's truly sad that sanyo sold their phone division to kyocera. a sanyo smartphone would probably win highest marks for quality, finish, ease, and durability.

RE: What is up with T-Mobile
By shadowofthesun on 6/21/2010 2:46:18 PM , Rating: 3
Nexus One? Was the android flagship until recently with the Incredible.

By Mojo the Monkey on 6/21/2010 6:24:58 PM , Rating: 2
Nothing notable with a keyboard though. T-mobile is going to have to pull out something amazing to keep the G1 early adopters (like me) who's contracts expire this coming October.

In general, a lot of us (who didnt jump ship to a Nexus 1) are going to want a top tier spec'd phone WITH a keyboard. A phone like this one here would have fit the bill nicely... assuming it was made by either motorola or HTC. Samsung needs to counteract its bad no-updating PR.

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