Sprint announces Samsung Conquer 4G, first sub-$100 WiMax smartphone

Sprint has just announced the Samsung Conquer 4G, the first WiMax 4G smartphone that gets just under the $100 mark. This is great news for the low-end market and consumers who don’t need all the bells and whistles of high-end Android smartphones. But that doesn’t mean that Sprint users will be excluded from all the goodies: the Samsung Conquer 4G runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the latest version of the smartphone software, sports a 1GHz processor and runs on Sprint’s moderately fast 4G network.

The Conquer 4G has front and rear cameras, so you can take stills, videos, self portraits and make video calls. It also comes with Sprint ID, which is both good and bad news depending on your experience with Android and your app preferences. If you’re new to the Android platform, however, it could be a good way to start your experience with some app and feature bundles.

Here are the details:

•       Dual-mode 3G/4G device – dependable 3G nationwide coverage and turbo-charged Sprint 4G speeds where available
•       Dual cameras, 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera enabling video chat
•       3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capable, supporting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices on the Sprint 3G or 4G networks
•       Android™ 2.3
•       Sprint ID customizable user interface
•       Google™ mobile services, including Google Search™, Google Maps™, Google Talk™, Gmail™, YouTube™ , and syncs with Google Calendar™, as well as access to Google Goggles™ to search with pictures instead of words
•       Upload, share and store pictures with Photobucket, Facebook®, MySpace®  upload videos to YouTube
•       Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and GPS capable
•       MicroSD card slot that supports up to a 32GB memory card (2GB card included)
•       Stereo Bluetooth wireless technology
•       Access to more than 250,000 apps through Android Market™

The Conquer 4G becomes available August 21 for just $100 with a new, two-year contract and a qualifying plan. Those looking for a feature-packed, budget smartphone probably can’t go wrong with this device.

[Via: Sprint]

  • pravakar das

    problem of Samsung Conquer 4G Android Smartphone is low resolution and if will compare the price tag between Conquer 4G Android and HTC EVO 4G is no difference but HTC EVO 4G has better resolution than this. it don’t think it will able to beat HTC EVO 4G

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