Samsung has announced a very interesting phone recently that straddles the line between high and low end devices with a very curious mix of specs. The device mixes some of the standard features of today’s superphones, 4G WiMax and a front facing camera specifically. Most of the other specs are very bland. Clearly as technology progresses so does our definition of high end.
Let’s start with a break-down of these very confusing specs. A 3.5″ HVGA screen, with a 3.2 MP camera makes it looks low end, but WiMax and a 1.3 MP front facing camera tell another story. Throw in a single core 1 GHz processor, and you’re smack in the middle of no man’s land.
This comes as another in line of Samsung mid range Android phones. Android offers a much wider price range then other smartphone platforms with devices ranging from $0 to $300 (with contracts). Samsung is the manufacturer with one of the widest ranges. It looks like Samsung is convinced that there is plenty of money to be made by offering as big a range as possible, and apparently there was a gap between the Galaxy S II and the next level down.[via phone scoop]