Samsung targets 4G smartphone sales
Samsung is gunning for 4G device sales with the unveiling of LTE variants of its Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab handsets, however the firm may also be working on the next in Google’s Nexus line of smartphones.
The Galaxy S II LTE features a faster 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 4.5” Super AMOLED Plus display, and an 8MP camera, while the tablet PC sports an 8.9” screen and weighs 455 grams. Samsung hopes the new devices will be well catered for by mobile content developers keen to exploit the higher data rates of LTE technology.
“LTE redefines the user experience made possible by these devices and opens entirely new possibilities in terms of content viewing, sharing, quality and connectivity,” said JK Shin, president and head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business.
However, Samsung isn’t just focusing on its own smartphones, with a cease and desist letter sent by the firm apparently confirming it is developing the latest in Google’s Nexus range of Android smartphones.
The letter, published on Geek.com, demands that an unknown recipient halt plans to publicly disclose details of a device dubbed Nexus Prime, and warns of “significant liability, both civil and potentially criminal,” if its order isn’t adhered to.
If the letter proves accurate it would be Samsung’s second PR gaffe in almost as many days, after it revealed plans to launch a trio of new smartphones at the IFA event in Germany early next month