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Details Of Super-sized Samsung Android Handset Announced

Samsung may be planning to launch an ultra-slim Android-based handset with a 4.5-inch screen which will be its flagship smartphone for the first half of 2011.

Details of the unknown device have emerged in the form of slides at Engadget. The few slides, which we suspect for a number of reasons to come from France, shows several mockups of the handset which may be pitted as a competitor to the Dell Streak whose screen diagonal is only 0.5-inch more.

They show that the smartphone will be released in February 2011 (just in time for the Mobile World Congress), comes with a 1.2GHz application processor (possibly a dual core Cortex A9 Orion one), 16GB onboard memory, a 8-megapixel camera with a LED flash and a 4.5-inch WVGA super AMOLED screen (no HD ready unfortunately).

The unnamed phone will run on Android Gingerbread, be capable of full HD resolution recording and playback, provide 14.4Mbps HSPA plus Bluetooth 3.0 and support for Google's Clould to Device Messaging Framework.

The slides also mention a "universal" ebook reader of some sort which may hint at a possible separate project from Samsung.

Although Engadget has confirmed that the slide comes from Samsung, we wonder whether the slides are not decoys. If the rumours are indeed true, then the device will very easily trounce the Nexus S.