We had a chance to get our hands on a new Samsung Conquer 4G on Sprint, and we would like to share it with you. The phone is considered an entry level device, although we here at TalkAndroid are giving it the thumbs up to be called mid-range. With a 1GHz CPU and the overall snappiness of the device, this phone deserves a little more “oomph” than “entry level”. The overall feel of the phone is good, and the fact that it comes with stock Vanilla Android as the UI excites the heck out of this writer.
If you’re wanting the full rundown of the device, hit the break for both the unboxing and review videos, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments.
We were expecting a $100 price tag on the Samsung Conquer 4G, but Radio Shack has come in with a sweet deal. If you sign a new 2-year contract with Sprint, you can grab it for $19.99. Existing Sprint customers wanting to upgrade will need to throw down $79.99. The official launch is this Sunday, August 21st.
We know this is not a high end phone, but this phone is more than enough for a lot of people. Honestly, the specs are not bad for the price. It comes with 1GHz processor, 3.5-inch (480 x 320) screen, Android 2.3 and 4G connectivity.
Make sure to check out our unboxing video and stay tuned for our full review.
Who is grabbing one?
The Sprint Samsung Conquer 4G: a great little mid-range Android device, running on Sprint’s 4G WiMax network. While this little ditty hasn’t been released yet, that doesn’t mean that we here at TalkAndroid can’t get our hands on it. This little guy sports an HVGA resolution screen, Android 2.3, a 1GHz CPU, and 3.2 MP camera on the back (plus a front-facing camera as well), and is sure to get the job done. Be sure to hit the break below to check out our unboxing of the device, and let us know what you think of it in the comments.
Well, once we heard that Sprint employees were
playing training with the Samsung Conquer 4G, it was only a matter of time until the carrier made it official. According to the folks over at Business Wire, you can conquer this device on August 21st with a 2yr agreement for $99 after a $50 mail-in rebate.
- Dual-Mode 3G/4G device – dependable 3G nationwide coverage and turbo-charged Sprint 4G speeds where available
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and GPS capable
- MicroSD card slot that supports up to a 32GB memory card (2GB card included)
- 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capable, supporting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices on the Sprint 3G or 4G networks
- Stereo Bluetooth wireless technology
- Access to more than 250,000 apps through Android Market™
- 1GHz CPU
- 3.5-inch Touch Display
- Android 2.3 (Gingerbread
- Sprint ID
The above Sprint training document includes some selling points for the upcoming Samsung Conquer 4G. It doesn’t show us anything new, but it should mean the launch will be sooner rather than later.
If you are not familiar with the Conquer, it has a 1GHz processor, a 3.5-inch display, Android 2.3, 32GB memory, Swype, and Sprint ID.
The latest news we had for a launch date is August 21st, and this target still looks good. I will be surprised if they push it any further considering they are already training on it.
The above leaked spreadsheet shows estimated launch dates for upcoming devices on Sprint. The Samsung Conquer, which was originally going to launch yesterday, has been pushed to August 21. The August time frame was confirmed from a Sam’s Club leak as well.
If you look further down the list, you will see a phone called the Sprint M650 Handset Kit for October 30. This looks to be the Huawei M650 which recently passed WiFi certification on June 28.
The other surprise is the ZTE V55 tablet which is scheduled for the 1st quarter 2012. We do not know anything about this device, but we are assuming it will have 3G/4G support. In the past ZTE has been exclusive to Chinese carriers, but has been slowly creeping into the US Market.
The Droid Bionic is one of the most anticipated phones, but I am starting to wonder if it will live up to the hype. We have been expecting it to launch on August 4, but according to a Sam’s Club document, it will be in September.
Nothing is confirmed, but I am not expecting it to land on August 4th because I it is likely Verizon and Motorola will hold a major press event to announce the phone, which is likely to be at least 2 weeks before the release. Right now there is nothing scheduled.
I also expect them to launch a major Twitter campaign like they have done with most of the top Droid phones. This will be the biggest Droid release to date so we should expect the same. Even if they don’t do a press event, they will at least run the Twitter campaign, and until that begins, there is no need to start lining up at your nearest Verizon store. The Droid Charge campaign started 8 days before the launch so we need to see something by this Wednesday. I know a lot of people want to believe the August 4 date, especially since some accessories were leaked at Amazon, but I am not holding my breath.
Also to note, the LG Thrill is showing as late July, but we reported earlier that all signs point to August 7, and the Samsung Conquer was originally expected to launch yesterday, but it has been pushed to August. The Motorola Photon seems to still be on track for July 31, which was officially announced by Sprint.
Just a few days ago, we heard about a new mid-range smartphone from Samsung that will be a 4G device called the Samsung Conquer. That device seems to be making its way over to Sam’s Club on July 24th as seen in the leaked shot above of the Sprint device launches to take place there.
This mid-range device actually has decent specs;
- 3.2MP rear camera and 1.3MP front camera
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread (with Sprint ID)
- 1 GHz CPU
- 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen
- Tri-Band CDMA
This one will most likely go for a small $99 on a new 2 year with 4G data plan, but we’ll have to wait and see.
Samsung posted details about the Sprint Conquer 4G. With the Galaxy S II (as the Within) on the way there is no need for anything high end, so for those looking for mid range here are the specs:
- 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen
- 1 GHz processor
- 3.2MP rear camera, 1.3MP front facing camera
- Android 2.3 (will include Sprint ID, but no Touchwiz)
- Tri-Band CDMA
It is nice to see mid range phones getting 4G radios. There is no information about pricing or availability, but stay tuned.