The Samsung Conquer 4G has been out less than a month, and arrived on Sprint’s 4G WiMAX network. Sprint’s network is one of the few that provides simultaneous voice and data access to certain capable phones, and the Conquer 4G by Samsung possesses that capability. Previously, if you are in the middle of voice call and wanted to access data, up or download an application or software, you had to terminate the call, get the information, and then place the call again after sending or receiving whatever data or information that you needed to access. Now, with Sprint’s simultaneous voice and data ability on their 4G WiMAX network, you do not have to terminate a voice call to access any data or browse the web.
The processor on the Conquer 4G is a 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 chip, and is supported by 512 MB of RAM memory and 1.0 GB of ROM memory. Android’s most recent and updated operating system, Gingerbread 2.3.4, is loaded out-of-the-box, and all subsequent upgrades from Google to that operating system will be free and handled over the air. A rear facing 3.2 megapixel camera allows for VGA quality recording at 30 frames per second, and a front facing VGA quality chat cam is also on board.
A music player, video player and YouTube player are pre-installed, and the Samsung Conquer 4G Android smartphone supports Adobe’s Flash media player as well. A 3.5 mm headphone jack, microUSB port and microSD slot are also present, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity options are on board as well. The Samsung Conquer 4G offers 320 x 480 pixel resolution on their 3.5 inch touch screen, which supports multi-gestures, and has a proximity sensor and a light sensor built-in.
Smaller and lighter than the average 4G smartphone, the Samsung Conquer 4G is 4.57 x 2.38 x 0.46 inches (116 x 60 x 12 mm) in size and 4.10 ounces (116 g) in weight. Available for one penny with a two-year activation, this is one of the few second generation 4G Android handsets priced that low. This is not by chance. Sprint has been very aggressive with the pricing of their phones on their 4G network, trying to attract users to their simultaneous data and voice call service capability which is not available through all wireless service providers.
Pricing many of their phones at a penny, Sprint hopes to draw market share from Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T by offering a loss leader in the form of the handset, and recouping on the back end with customer loyalty and service contracts over the next few years.


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