Samsung has inadvertently revealed the first press shots of the forthcoming Conquer 4G, which will replace the now discontinued Transform. The Conquer 4G features a 3.5-inch HVGA display, 1GHz processor, a 3.2 megapixel main camera with flash, and 1.3 megapixel user-facing camera along with WiMax radio and QWERTY keyboard.
The FCC previously approved the handset in April with CDMA in the current iDEN ESMR 800MHz band, CDMA 800MHz band, and the 1900MHz band, making it Sprintâ€™s first tri-band CDMA device. The newly added ESMR band support means the Conquer 4G will be able to use voice on Sprint’s 800MHz spectrum currently used by Nextel service when it transitions from iDEN service beginning later this year as a part of the Network Vision initiative.
With the Conquer 4G being able to use the 800MHz band, this will markedly increase Sprintâ€™s native coverage area and reduce its dependence on roaming coverage, which has taken a severe hit in recent months as more markets are consolidated.