androidcentral: Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE gets a few more details
We’ve received a few more specs for the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE, an upcoming (but as yet unannounced) Sprint Android smartphone whose existence we revealed on Saturday.
Until now, all we had was the name, the suffix of which obviously (and obtusely) points out that it’ll run on Sprint’s fledgling 4G LTE network. Thanks to a tipster, we can now nail down a few more details:
* The Galaxy Victory will have a 4-inch display. That’s decidedly smaller than the Galaxy S3 with its 4.8-inch display. No word yet on the technology behind the display.
* It’ll be running Android 4.0, with TouchWiz atop it. No surprise there, and we’d expect it to be announced (and eventually launch) with one of the updated versions of Ice Cream Sandwich. As for a possible upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean before launch? We wouldn’t bet the farm on it. But then again it’s not like we have any dates for the phone in the first place.
* The Galaxy Victory will have NFC on board. the Android Beam feature inherent to Ice Cream Sandwich will be there as well, as will Samsung’s own S Beam, which uses NFC to initiate a Wifi-direct connection to another S Beam-enabled device, like the Galaxy S3. (Figure this will be a standard feature in new Samsung phones at this point.)
* Judging from the renders on the pages sent to us, it’ll be lacking a physical home button, and it appears to have four capacitive buttons below the display.
* It’ll have Google Wallet at its disposal.
That’s still pretty thin. So we’ve got a 4-inch Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone with NFC, Google Wallet and TouchWiz, and it looks like it’ll only have capacitive buttons. All in all, a mid-range 2012 Samsung smartphone, we gather. But let’s hold off any sort of real judgment until this thing’s official and in our hot little hands, we suppose.
We’ve got more screenies after the break for your perusal.