Samsung roadmap shows phone with 720p screen, Ice Cream

Samsung logoAn uncommon Lithuanian leak of a Samsung roadmap for the latter part of 2011 may have given out plans for a handful of future, very advanced phones. The i9250 seen by Mobili Linija would be Samsung's first-ever phone using Ice Cream Sandwich (possibly Android 4.0) and would have a larger screen to match, carrying a 4.65-inch display with an unprecedented 1280x720 (720p) resolution.

Unusually, the device would have just a five-megapixel camera on the back, suggesting sacrifices had to be made for the larger screen or to keep costs down. A chance exists that it might be the Nexus Prime given that Samsung designed the Nexus S last year. Processor choices and most other details have been left out.

Another device, the i9220, lines up with the device mistakenly identified as the Galaxy Q. Acting more as a crossover between a tablet and a phone, it would have a very large 5.29-inch and also a 720p screen. The design would still use Android 2.3 and carry a dual-core 1.4GHz processor, likely a faster version of Samsung's own Exynos chip. An eight-megapixel camera on the back would give it better photography skills than the i9250.

Most other phones are known or have already shipped, although a Wave III would carry Bada 2, a larger four-inch Super AMOLED screen, and the usual five-megapixel camera.

Few tablets would be coming in the remainder of the year and would be limited to 3G and Wi-Fi versions of the Galaxy Tab 7 along with the delayed Galaxy Tab 8.9. The seven-inch sequel might just be a smaller Tab 10.1 with the same three-megapixel rear camera, two-megapixel front camera, and Android 3. The 1024x600 resolution would be the main sacrifice, although it's not known if it will move beyond a Tegra 2 chip or get the faster Exynos chip rumored earlier.

The rumor all but cancels out prospects for quad-core designs from Samsung until 2012. If true, it might follow what it did in 2011 and wait until Mobile World Congress in February to offer genuinely new devices.

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