Unveiled at CES 2011 in January, Samsung announced on Thursday that their newest smartphone will launch on May 15h on a $200 two-year contract from AT&T. The Samsung Infuse is billed as “the nation’s thinnest 4G smartphone” and brags a wafer thin candybar chassis of just .35mm. It features a large 4.5-inch display at a resolution of 800×480 running Android 2.2 Froyo with a 1.2GHz Hummingbird Processor. The 8MP camera will shoot full 1080P HD video and includes Auto focus, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Multi shot, Effects, Self-timer, Panorama and ISO control. The front facing camera provides a modest 1.3MP image quality. The music player supports a wide range of audio formats like MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA and MIDI. Similarly the Video player will provide support for a variety of codecs like MPEG4, H.263 and H.264.
The Infuse includes microSD and SDHC expansion along with 16GB of internal storage. Connectivity features are fairly standard with Wi-Fi 802.11n, Micro USB 2 and Bluetooth. Samsung also state that 4G connection speeds will be lightning fast with (HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s) HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s. Despite it’s reliance on the slightly aged Android Froyo as the OS of choice the Samsung Infuse will likely be a great option for any AT&T customers looking for a high-end large screen smartphone.