On top of today’s outing of the new Samsung Nexus S from Google, yet another hot Samsung device has been revealed. This one, the Samsung Elite, features the first ever Super AMOLED 2 technology screen, a 4.5 or 4.3-inch display, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p recording, an LED flash, HSPA+, 16GB of memory, and more (check out the Samsung Elite specifications below). We should see this in early 2011, probably in the first quarter of the year. There’s a good chance it comes out February.
If we had to guess, we’d say this phone will be arriving on multiple carriers worldwide as a successor to the Samsung Galaxy S. But, if you remember anything about the Galaxy S launch, this phone probably won’t penetrate every market at once. Expect it to come to carriers one at a time, perhaps with some changes to each individual phone.
While the design in the pictures may not be final, the phone looks to be a sexy addition to the Samsung Android lineup. Keep in mind that the picture showing a side view of the phone is not the Samsung Elite. We can assume the phone is not finished yet and they threw that picture into the PowerPoint slides to demonstrate the sleekness of the Elite. According to sources close to Samsung’s engineering team, this phone will be thinner than the Apple iPhone 4. We’re talking really, really thin here.
Samsung Elite Specifications
- 1.2 GHz Samsung processor
- 4.3 or 4.5″ Super AMOLED 2 screen
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- 8 MP Camera
- LED Flash
- 1080p high definition recording
- HSPA+ capabilities
- 16 GB onboard memory
- Six-axis motion sensing for games
- WiFi b/g/n
- Universal eBook reader
- DLNA capabilities
- Bluetooth 3.0
- Trackpad (similar to Galaxy S GT-I9000)