It’s not unusual to report on a gadget leak that occurs in advance of the official announcement to be made by the manufacturer, but in this case it does appear a bit ironic to be reporting on a leak for this Samsung phone.
Known as the Samsung Stealth, this not so stealthy phone has just been spotted in the wild for the first time. Intomobile did have some hands on time with this handset at the Consumer Electronics Show 2011 in January, but outside of that, the first appearance of the device in the wild is through a leak.
When the device was being shown off at CES, it did not have an official name yet, but once it made its way to the FCC, that’s when the name became apparent. This Android phone will support an upgrade to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but the exact date and method is unknown at this time seeing as this phone is not official yet. What we know about this Android 2.2 FroYo phone is that it will have a 1GHZ Hummingbird CPU and a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display screen. For features, expect the phone to come standard with an 8MP LED flash camera, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11 WiFi B/G.N, GPS, 720p high definition HDMI output, a microSD card slot that supports up to 32GB, a 3m5mm headphone jack. The Samsung Stealth will also be able to act as a mobile hotspot that will be able to provide network access for as many as 8 WiFi devices.
Surprisingly, many of the newer phones that are available today come with a dual core processor, but Samsung has elected not to take this path, electing to go with a slower but still capable processor in the Hummingbird CPU. Expect to see the new phone available around the middle of next month.