A couple of weeks ago we first heard about the purported existence of the Samsung GT-i9220, a smartphone that would come with a big Super AMOLED HD touchscreen.
At that point, it was just a rumor based on a couple of industry insiders, but today we have confirmation that the Samsung GT-i9220 does in fact exist. OLED-display.net went digging through the Web and came back with a Wi-Fi certification for, you guessed it, the GT-i9220.
We in the blogosphere are very thankful to the various certification bodies for making our work of discerning what’s fact from what’s fiction easier way before any new hardware gets officially unveiled.
So now we know that the GT-i9220 is real, and we also have a few confirmed specs. The handset will come with dual-band 802.11 abgn Wi-Fi (sporting both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands). That’s not something you see every day in a smartphone right now, but it will probably become prevalent in the future thanks to the 2.4 GHz space getting pretty crowded, especially in big cities and the likes. The 5 GHz band eases some of the interference pain people have been feeling.
Anyway, the GT-i9220 will also have Wi-Fi Direct, and that’s it. Well, there have been many specs rumored for this device in the past. At first, there was even talk of it coming with a gigantic 5.3-inch screen. That has in the meantime been adjusted to 4.3-inch, and the phone is also rumored to have a Super AMOLED HD screen with 1280×720 resolution and 326 pixels per inch, a dual-core 1.4 GHz processor, and an 8 MP camera. It will apparently run Android Gingerbread.
With IFA starting in just a couple of days, it’s plausible that the GT-i9220 will be unveiled there. We certainly hope so.
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