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GT-I9210 & GT-I9220 To Be Samsung's Challengers Against The iPhone 5

A leaked Samsung roadmap containing references and details of the forthcoming W48 and W43 handsets (otherwise known as the GT-I9210 and the GT-I9220 respectively) leaves us to believe that the Korean company is prepping two more handsets to take on the iPhone 5 using a classic divide and conquer strategy.

The first model is set to be a 4.5-inch one with a WVGA resolution (800x480 pixels) with a Super AMOLED display along with support for 4G, EDGE, GPRS and UMTS. Like the Samsung Galaxy S2 which it will either replace or complement, it will have an eight-megapixel camera and a front facing two-megapixel one (that's full HD). The battery capacity will be 1750mAh and apart from GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, we expect it to sport either a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 clocked at 1.4GHz or a Samsung Exynos 4210 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz.

As for the GT-9220, expect it to come with an HD-ready screen, a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED monster display with a 1280x720 pixel resolution and Ice Cream Sandwich as OS (compared to Gingerbread for the 9210). Weirdly enough, it will ship with an under performing five megapixel camera, which is deceptively mainstream. Some are claiming that it is likely to be the Nexus Prime, in which case, it will almost certainly be powered by a dual core Cortex-A9 based TI SoC clocked at around 1.5GHz.