The Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS is set to land in the very near future which is stirring phone and tech lovers into frenzy. If that wasn’t enough to get users excited a leak on Engadget has revealed one of the first handsets to make use of Gingerbread, analysts agree that it will probably be the flagship model when devices start to roll out with Android next year.
The device looks to have either a 4.3 or a 4.5 inch (more probable) super Amoled 2 (Samoled 2) screen, includes a high end 1.2 GHz processor, is rumoured to shoot in full 1080p HD video, has a 8 megapixel camera and sport blindingly quick 14.4 Mega bytes per second HSPA.
The announcement also revealed the device will support N standard Wi-Fi and include 16 GB of internal storage, it wasn’t clear if this could be upgraded with a flash card.
At this stage this is not an official announcement, but Engadget are very rarely wrong. There is suggestion that Samsung will announce the device (likely to replace the Galaxy S) in February 2011 with a probable sales release before June of next year.
The slides from the report did seem to have some flaws, one clearly showed an Apiotek handset from years ago, so either the Engadget informant was a hoaxer or Samsung got a little hasty preparing the slideshow.
Either way it is clear Android is the hottest OS in Korea at the moment, Samsung are due to affirm the rumoured ‘Nexus S’ over the next few days – exciting times ahead.