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Samsung's iPhone 5 Slayer Finally Lands: Meet The Infuse 4G

Samsung introduced the Infuse 4G, the Android-based super phone it announced at the beginning of the year at CES. It will run on AT&T HSPA+ network as from the 15th of May, for $200 on a 24-month contract.

The handset, also known as the i997, will succeed the Captivate and is a notch below the Samsung Galaxy SII when it comes to specifications and features. It is thinner than the iPhone 4 and and shares the same chassis as the Galaxy SII.

Surprisingly, Samsung chose a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus WVGA display for the Infuse 4G while the Galaxy SII has a smaller 4.3-inch one. The only other handset with a bigger screen size is the Dell Streak with its 5-inch display.

Equally surprising is the choice of a 1.2GHz single core SoC. Given that the Exynos 4210 is a dual core 1GHz model (inside the Galaxy Tab II) and that there's an unknown 1.2GHz Exynos part powering the Galaxy SII, it means that the SoC in the Infuse 4G must be a third Exynos part.

The Infuse 4G is also equipped with a microSD, an eight-megapixel camera with HD recording capabilities, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, eight hours talk time and Android OS 2.2 Froyo, not Gingerbread.

The phone also comes with a special version of Rovio's Uber-popular Angry Birds with a "Golden Egg" level which allows you to enter a sweepstake draw when completed. Users also get a $25 voucher that can be exchanged against video content.