4G continues to spread down through the more affordable tiers of the mobile market, with Samsung pushing out the Conquer 4G complete with WiMAX, Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a price tag that comes in under $100. Available from August 21, the Conquer 4G makes a few concessions to hit that (subsidized) price: the 3.5-inch touchscreen runs at 320 x 480 resolution, and the main camera is a 3.2-megapixel unit with an LED flash.
However, you do get a 1.3-megapixel front camera for video calls, WiFi b/g/n and mobile hotspot functionality, sharing the 3G/4G connection with up to five WiFi-tethered clients. Power is from a single-core 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon processor, paired with a 2GB microSD card pre-loaded.
Bluetooth and GPS round out the main specs of a device which, while unlikely to sway anyone from the top end of the market, will only help grow the increasing dominance of smartphones versus feature phones. The Samsung Conquer 4G will launch at $99.99 with a new, two-year agreement.
[via Android Community]