Sprint Readies Samsung Galaxy S Pro: 4G and Keyboard

Samsung Galaxy S Pro

Sprint is not sitting on its laurels with the EVO 4G smartphone — it is planning to release a second phone on its 4G network later this year. The Samsung Galaxy S Pro is an update to the Galaxy S with some welcome additions: a sliding QWERTY keyboard, super AMOLED screen and the 4G connectivity.

Neither Sprint nor Samsung are willing to share information about this new phone, but photos are already appearing on the web that provide quite a bit of detail. The keyboard has 5 rows of keys and it is expected to ship with Android 2.1. Samsung will put its TouchWiz interface on top of Android as usual. No word on pricing nor availability is available yet.

The Galaxy S Pro would most likely have similar specs to its predecessor, so a 1 GHz processor is likely. The photos also indicate a front-facing camera for video chatting, which is similar to the EVO 4G. The phone looks very nice in the photos, and could be a big winner for Sprint as many customers prefer a physical keyboard.

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