The next 4G handset from Sprint is likely to come in the form of a midrange Samsung device called the Conquer 4G. Phone Scoop's Eric Zeman noticed the Android-based device on Samsung's Web site yesterday complete with specifications and images.
This isn't the first time Samsung's Web master has jumped the gun, and sure enough all references to the Conquer 4G, aka the D600, were quickly removed (clicking on the link today takes you to a "page not found" message). Nevertheless, the cat is out of the bag and we have a pretty clear indication as to what lies ahead.
The Conquer 4G is expected to have a 1GHz processor, 3.5-inch display, 3.2-megapixel camera, and front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera. The Android 2.3-powered phone recently cleared the FCC, where it was listed as having support for Sprint's SMR 800MHz band. As Zeman reminds us, this means that the phone will be able to use voice services on the spectrum once Sprint transitions the push-to-talk iDEN off.
As neither Sprint nor Samsung has officially announced the Conquer 4G just yet, we have no suggested price or launch date. A glance at the image of the phone, however, shows a date of July 15. Maybe a sign of things to come?