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Samsung Road Map Leaked, Ice Cream Sandwich Device With 4.65″ Screen? Yes, Please

The folks over at Slash Gear snagged a good one today, and have a possible leaked Samsung Road Map. Much like the Verizon Map that leaked just a little while ago, this Samsung info reveals future devices, including their specifications. If these pan out, we think everyone will have found the upgrades they have been searching for. 

There are a few devices shown, so we will take it one at a time. The Samsung GT-I9250, 1280×720 resolution on a 4.65 inch screen running Ice Cream Sandwich. The only other tidbit of info shown is that the device will also have a 5MP camera. Might come as a shock, but as far as we have seen, we will not judge a book by its megapixels. This device, will most likely be a beast, so plan on some quality hypebeastin’ to take place.

The next device is the Samsung GT-I9220. Your pockets will explode after trying to fit this 5.29″ screen inside, and it will come running Gingerbread off the factory floor. But don’t worry, this handset is leaving competition in the dust with its 1.4GHz processor, Super AMOLED Plus display, and 8 megapixel camera.

The leaked map went into greatest detail for the following device. The Samsung GT-I9210 is a 4G, 4.5″ screen, 8MP camera work horse. The grain that will feed the horse is a beefy 1750 mAH battery, and it will also include a 2MP front facing camera. These sound like devices that people want to hear about!

So what are your thoughts? Any of these new handsets sound like something you wouldn’t mind showing off to coworkers or even complete strangers? As always, as soon as we hear more about these fantastic sounding devices, we will report it right here.

Via: Android and Me, Slash Gear

  • Dominick

    Nice! Anything closer to a 5 inch screen please. Wish Motorola did a 4.8-5 inch device. I don’t like the TouchWiz iPhonish UI, LED screens, nor the cheap build quality of Samsung devices. But no. It’s not, because that’s what I want, and hey yea let’s make phones with like a 4 foot bezel next time. If the screens on current 4.3 devices like the Droid X or Bionic were edge to edge it would be better screen real estate. I’m going to shut up I need some sleep and I’m making myself angry lol. 

  • Guest

    it was all faked. Check it out on AndroidCentral.

  • jimbob

    Well, knock me over with a feather!

  • First of all, Samsung has officially dismissed these specs!( http://androinica.com/2011/08/samsung-says-those-android-rumored-specs-you-saw-are-total-bs/ )  2nd I feel bad for ignorant people who don’t realize that with the
    elimination of the soft keys and a little less bezel, you can fit
    4.6-4.7 on a 4.3 phone body… Check out the attached pic!
    You can keep your big fat bezel and 4.3 screen, and I’ll be the idiot
    with the bigger screen on the same phone body as yours.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t get excited anymore about hyped phones. It takes too long to get things to the shelves.

  • 1loudLS

    Soooo……..  Do you just use a regular wall mount for these when you go to charge them, can you still just get them next to the big TV’s in the back at best buy?

  • saved by the bell

    I think were heading back to the ZACK MORRIS days with all the new bigger phones.

  • Anonymous

    At what screen size does a phone morph into a tablet? My vote is for 5″.

  • Well, perhaps samsung should off cargo pants as an accessory at launch.

    • Anonymous

      Take it a step further.  Sale jacket and jeans with custom sized pockets.  They already sale TV’s, refrigerators and washer machines.  Next it’s the clothes business.  

  • Anonymous

    Coming from a big guy (I am 6’6″ 290lbs), I am happy to see some devices that fit nicely in these meat hooks. When I got the Droid X last year, the screen size alone, was heaven to me, and I will never look back. Prior to that, I had the OG D1 and I loved it but it looked like a fun size candy bar in my hand and forget about using the on-screen keyboard.

    Yay Big Phones!

  • Dazz1996

    the bigger the better im black so you know its big lol

  • Anonymous

    Bigger (screen) is better I say.  If you want smaller you have many Android choices.  Or worst you can pick from that 3.5 inch piece of crap from the other camp.  Yes, 5.29″ is big but let the consumer decide if it’s a success. 

  • Anonymous

    I’m surprised no one has mentioned the P6200 tablet with its 7″ super AMOLED panel!

    I got to say though, 4″ to 4.3″ is my sweet spot for phone screens, don’t want anything bigger.  These “HD” screens are totally unnecessary as well, 1280×720 is absurd for a little 4.3″ or 4.5″ screen and well past what our eyes are able to distinguish.

  • I just don’t think I can downgrade to a 5mp camera from my D3 8mp shooter.  And I REALLY am interested in the Nexus Prime.  AND< I have an upgrade to play with when the time comes…

    • Anonymous

      mp isnt everything samsung cameras are usually much better than moto cameras.

  • Anonymous

    GT-I9220 would be amazing on big red. Give me that dual core mega RAM 5+” screen and I will finally have what I’ve always wanted in a smartphone. Make it the nexus prime on verizon, and I will do something horrible just to hold one!!

  • digsoreos

    What would be cool is to have a swivel camera like the old Sony Clie had. Then, you could have a much better camera lens that would be used for both taking great pictures and for video calls.

  • Anonymous

    Please stop saying hypebeasting :-/

  • Anonymous

    IMO a 5.29″ screen is a bit absurd. The Dell Streak had a 5″ screen and from what I’ve heard it it wasn’t the best form factor for a smartphone. i.e. Too Big. 

  • Trooper

    Where do I sign?

  • Anonymous

    20% off Beats at Best Buy!  HA!  That’s like saying “here’s 20% off overpriced Monster cables at an overpriced retail chain”.  No thanks, I’ll stick with my cables from Monoprice.

    • Anonymous

      Monoprice rules

      • Anonymous

        Agreed, which is why I have to laugh at people who buy devices with propietary ports (i.e. just about any Samsung device).

  • Anonymous

    guess i need to buy new pants. one bc this excited me so much and two bc my pockets cant handle the pure awesomeness 

  • Stelv81

    Samsung can release a phone made out of solid gold with a 3ghz 80 core processor and a positronic terminator brain, but if the gps, radio and other components are still crap….I am not buying it. See Galaxy S1 models as a reference.

    • geedee82

      …AND if its not on Verizon then its not use to me anyways

      I just hope verizon gets ONE of these phones

      • Stelv81

        Samsung does not make a good phone. Trust me, they even make Moto look good. After having a Fascinate and my friends having the same problems with their Captivate and Charge…I would say Samsung doesn’t make an all around good phone. There is usually some major problem to offset the positives of the phone.

  • Booboolala2000

    You will need a bigger screen with the home, menu buttons and so forth being on the screen. Hoping ICS kills off Blur

    • Anonymous

      Blur?  Do you know what the hell your talking about?  Samsung’s home screen interface is called TouchWiz.  Why dont you read up and get your info right.  Blur is motorola.  

  • Spencer9663

    Okay so Ice cream sandwich will be like Honeycomb, so it will not have capacitive touch buttons. Alright, so keeping that in mind I think it would really cool if we saw a phone with the ENTIRE front screen be ALL screen, and maybe with this Ice Cream Sandwich we will be seeing phones more designed like this. 

    I personally like this idea, but if the actual phone is bigger then the current generation of phones then I will be quite angry. I have small hands for a guy so a gigantic phone is not for me, yet I want a phone that has quality specs…

    • You can’t have a screen right to the edge of the phone.  One small bump and your screen is ruined.  There has to be some sort of cushion around the screen.

      • digsoreos

        Not only that, but if you hold your phone with one hand, sometimes the side of your thumb rests slightly on the edge. If that edge is part of the touchscreen, you’ll be inadvertently activating things on your screen all the time.

    • That’s not right ICS is not getting rid of hardware buttons…ICS will be able to support hardware buttons…I have it on good authority check my twitter

  • Blaine

    I’m not worried about a 5″ screen, but then again, I’ve never had a 5″ screen phone to actually know if I’d like it.  On the surface, I want a 4.5+ inch screen, thinking 5 with no wasted “button/logo” space.  I want dual, preferably quad-core procs (variable clock speeds (Vigor).  I want a GOOD 5+MP camera and another (or same) front-facing cam (it can swivel… I don’t care) for video chat.  I need AT LEAST 1GB RAM and 16GB memory card, BUT I want the ability to swap the cards (if I have movies/music and whatnot) externally (not open the cover).  The external mem card can be additional slot, and probably should be.  I have not used or seen Android Ice Cream Sandwich, but the version should be snappy, efficiently use the hardware, and support the latest technologies.  Oh, the phone MUST: have 4G-LTE, GPS (I guess A-GPS is good enough), a gyroscope, Outlook sync (’cause my job REQUIRES it), NFC, and Bluetooth (3.0?).  It SHOULD have “cloud support” (need work here), HDMI, removable battery, wireless charging, “dockable” to use with a regular keyboard and large screen, and accelerometer, Nice to have: FM radio (old skool), RF/IR, and some universal accessory connection (mini/micro usb?) for connections with other devices.  Thank you.  ~LZ

  • Does anyone else think that 4.65″ is a tad too big for a phone? ‘Cause I do. 

    • Anonymous

      Yes.  I think 4.5 is as big as I would ever accept.  And im a big dude. 

  • Anonymous

    i have a strange feeling ICS will be on alot of 4.3 inch screens and up .. perhaps this new update needs more real estate on the screen for some reason and used in a different way that we would never guess.

  • Monk

    Coming E2 2012  😛

  • guess its time to give up skinny jeans

  • Anonymous

    5.29 was a typo. on the original leak on telefonica, it said 1280×720 4.3 inch SAMOLED for the I9220

  • viewthis66

    Nice! i’m all for this. 4.3″ is just a bit under what i would really want. i like the 5″ range. i’m looking forward to these devices combined with 4G, a dual core processor and 1gig of ram.

  • El El Kool J

    here we go with everyone saying screen is too big!!!  we haven’t even seen what the phone will look like yet.. Remember borders currently on phones now can be minimized to keep overall size of phone to around the same specs as current 4″ and 4.3″ screen size phones.. Be patient and wait till more specs are released… Samsung tv 55″ led I own is overall a smaller tv than the older 46″ LG i have in the bedroom.. 

    • Anonymous

      It depends.  If there is a lot of “bezel” around the screen then yes its too big.  But if they can somehow have a smaller bezel making most of the phones footprint the screen itself then you could take a Droid bionic with a 4.3 and Samsung with a 5 and they would be the same size roughly.  

  • There is no mention of a 5.29″ screen in the leaked docs.  That was a typo by Tim apparently.  Here’s the list of actual leaked specs for that phone.

    – Android 2.3.3
    – 4.3” Super Amoled 1280 x 720
    – 1.4 Ghz Dual core processor. 
    – 8 megapixel

    • Here’s the one that was leaked with a larger screen and Ice Cream Sandwich..

      – 4,65” Super Amoled 1280 x 720
      – 5 camera 
      – Android Ice cream

      • And here’s the 9210 specs…

        – Android 2.3.3
        – 4.5” Super Amoled 480 x 800
        – 4G , GPRS/EDGE
        – 16 GB intern 
        – 8 megapixel back with LED 2 megapixel on front.
        – GPS 
        – Bluetooth 3.0
        – Wi-Fi b/g/n 
        – Battery 1750

        • I also forgot to add that all of this info is coming from a Lithuanian website.  YMMV

  • Anonymous

    America deserves the big phones though. 
    With the obesity in America, I think most people will be fine. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Bigger is not always better….

    4.5 is the biggest a smartphone should ever be. 
    This is getting into tablet range. 

    4.0 and 4.3 are sweet spots.
    I don’t want a brick in my pocket. 

    • My Opinion

      4.0 inches is the biggest size a smartphone should ever be.

  • EC8CH

    GT-I9250 = Nexus Prime

    • Jeff Jackson

      you’re right.. fits these specs http://www.droid-life.com/2011/06/15/rumor-next-google-nexus-device-possibly-detailed-will-be-4g-lte/

      • EC8CH

        Google probably pressured for a high quality lower megapixel camera.  Otherwise hardware manufactures never seem to be able to step away from the megapixel races.

  • TomHolmes

    Excited, but until I hear what carrier they are destined for, not that excited.

  • Jeff Jackson

    i thought road maps usually had release dates…

    • Anonymous

      maybe they still use mapquest?


      • Anonymous

        …ba dum chink

  • Anonymous

    So, we should plan on seeing any of these phones in USA….say….a year from now?

  • Jimmy8

    ice cream please option with no apple patent trolling please.

  • DroidX_Owner

    I feel bad for smartphone users who wear skinny jeans.

    • Anonymous

      I feel bad for anyone who wears skinny jeans….

      • I have no remorse for hipsters and old moms trying to relive highschool.

    • Limits

      I feel bad for the idiots who would get a phone with a 4.65 inch screen.

  • I think they are flirting with edge of what a phone can be, and creating a new category.  Pocket Tablet?


    • Anonymous

      you mean pocket rocket?

  • I am cheering this because I am getting old and can’t read all that small print you whippersnappers type. *shakes cane grumpily*

  • PabstR

    Samsung to Smartphone shoppers:

    Stand back, we don’t know how big this thing is gonna get!

    They are Korean, so maybe they’re compensating for something… ;p

  • Anonymous

    I <3 Samsung

  • AmandaHugankiss

    If it’s that big, it’s going to go floppity flop all over my pants… 🙁

  • Would love a bigger screen, if anyone has held the Infuse they know what I mean

  • At this rate I will never be able to upgrade

    • I completely agree! I mean come on MAN, just when I was about to settle for the bionic b/c I need a phone right meow, they throw these fantastic rumors out there…..I can’t let myself settle for 4.3, non HD, can’t do it!  I just hope I don’t wait and watch all the good ones go to other carries than big red… I may have to consider switching b/c this is getting old with red

      • i know this shit is insane….I’ve been waiting for the bionic so I owe to myself to try it….they should have a program where you could rent phones for a month or 2 etc

        • Anonymous

          Best Buy’s by back program is the closest you’ll get to that.

          • Yea i m good on that…that shit is a scam

    • Anonymous

      I agree especially after that crap Motorola just pulled (talking about suing it’s own team) I’m seriously considering dropping the bionic and waiting for one of these.

  • Anonymous

    I’m interested in Ice Cream Sandwich.  Any devices that ship with it will grab my attention.

  • Jcastle482

    So, perhaps I should start using a Galaxy Tab as my phone, It’s got a 10″ screen with 4G and it is out now!

  • Anonymous

    I hope this road map has better directions to the USA than Samsung previous maps.

    • Peter Bartholomul

      Hopefully this roadmap doesn’t get Samsung lost the same way the Bionic roadmap got Motorola lost

  • Dr. Buttballs

    Is that a Samsung in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

    • +1

      • John

        i see what you did there! 😉

        • Anonymous

          I paid $23.88 for an i Pad 2 32-GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic

          Lumiix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.41 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I

          will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when

          I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 635 which only cost me $ 61.74

          to buy. Here is the website we use to get it al from,

      • Papoose34328

        so when is the sgs2 going to drop?

        • Most likely never I guess lol

        • Anonymous

          Apparently not on Verizon.  It will drop on Sprint and ATT (or at least an updated version)…the Stratosphere might be an updated version as well.  

    • El El Kool J

      you deserve likes all week for this one…lol

    • your joke is bad

      that joke is old, i first heard that when the droid x was first coming out….

      • Dr, Buttballs

        U JELLY?

  • Anonymous

    I bet the GT-I9250 is the Nexus Prime.

    • Jak_341

      No mention of 4G though. Peculiar. Wasn’t the Prime going to be 4G?

  • SugaShane

    The hyperbole of the hypebeast. 

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  • Anonymous

    Put me down for a 5.29″ super amoled screen.  Woo Hoo!!!!!   Poor eyesite and fat fingers get me excited about the craziest things!!!!

  • I hope that whatever device is the next Nexus will be on Verizon or I am jumping ship to another carrier.

  • SeymourButts

    If these things get any bigger, they’re going to hurt…

    yes, that’s what she said…smh

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  • Hmm. The only Samsung device I’m genuinely interested in is the Nexus Prime, if it is by Samsung. But these leaks are interesting. Shows smartphones are getting bigger – the i*hone is getting left behind with its measly 3.5″ screen.

  • Matthew Galyon

    So I’m on an OG Droid and my contract is out in November….it doesn’t look like the GT-I9250 is on the Verizon roadmap.  Can I sign a new contract and still wait to pick up up the GT-I9250 at the new contract price?

    • Rp780

      I’m in the same boat as you. I don’t want to jump to early from my OG and then get stuck with a new phone that’s 2 years old in a few months.

    • Anonymous

      Once your old contract runs out then you go on a month by month basis until the phone you want comes out.

      • Matthew Galyon


    • Anonymous

      Like “djenks24” said. Just go on a month to month until your new phone comes out. I’ve been off contract for 9 months now. And still waiting.

      • Me2 actually more like 2 yr for me

        • Anonymous

          Good God. I understand your earlier post about not being able to upgrade. I’m just waiting for all the current tech to come together in a phone at one time then I can upgrade. I’m getting tired of all these companies leaving all some bit of tech that would make it a perfect phone.

          • lol me2….ive bought phones off contract tho, the og droid, the droid x, then i returned the thunderbolt so its not like ive been sitting on one phone

          • Anonymous

            ohh ok. I was sitting on my voyager untill a few months ago when I bought a new OG Droid on amazon for  200 bucks so I could lock into the unlimited data & not get stuck in a contract.

  • Anonymous

    I like ice cream!  The screen size is not a big deal as they will do away with the buttons and use the whole front of the phone (about time).  

    • I got reports that there will be hardware buttons if the manufacturer decides to use them

  • Lollygotwhat

    Why would I want a phone that can’t fit in my pocket?

    I’m fine with a 4.3 in like my Droid X, and yes I do love the big screen, but at some point, it’s big enough. If this is Sammy’s idea of innovation, they can eat crow.

    • Look at your Droid X. Okay good. Now look at the buttons, note the space the buttons take up…okay good. Now look at the huge black bar above those buttons, note that space Are you following? Okay good. Now look at the bezel around the screen. 

      Hopefully you get my point. 

      • Lollygotwhat

        I doubt that, Verizon will still need a huge chunk of the bezel to place that Verizon logo on.

        • Lollygotwhat

          Add to that, Sammy’s own logo and the extra 0.4″ on the Droid X are already used up, so the phone will need to be bigger.

          • Don’t see a Verizon logo on the iPhone

          • Anonymous

            That’s because Apple gets special treatment due to their extreme wealth, hype and zealot fanbase.

      • Anonymous

        You cannot just increase screen size by filling in the space where the buttons are unless you want to use a non-standard aspect ratio which wouldn’t work too well with many apps or videos.  Plus the bezel on the Droid X is already minimal, you could only get maybe a quarter of an inch more out of it.  A 16:9 screen at 4.6″ or more is going to make the phone bigger.  Have you seen the Infuse in person?  At 4.5″ it’s a giant slab of a phone.  Look at it next to the 4″ Captivate.


  • Derp

    the I9120 would be the SGS2 then?

  • Ugh. All these big displays are killing me. 4.3″ is big enough. These screens are getting so damn large that soon they’ll be bigger than a black mans dick. 

    • Rp780


    • Anonymous

      LOL amazing.

    • Dr. Buttballs

      And then you can launch your Dildroid app and stick the phone in your bum chum.

      • Anonymous

        What What in the butt. I got my droid in my butt. 

        Is that going to be the future of rooting? LOL.

        • Dr. Buttballs

          Sweet merciless Cthulu, I hope so! 

          • Anonymous

            I’m still LOL-ing

    • Bring on BiG screens

      that’s hot….  Ned Rules!

    • Balls1

      It’s already bigger then a chink Dick. The Bionic is going to be the mandingo horse nigger Dick phone

  • Anonymous

    I want the Nexus Prime and I want it on Verizon! 

    • Anonymous

      Mark my words, this is going to be the Nexus Prime.

      • Stelv81

        Slashgear is the most unreliable place to info on the web

    • Anonymous

      I second that. If it doesn’t, well then somebody needs to lose their job.

      • Brien Gerber

        The Nexus Prime NEEDS to be on Verizon. People haven’t been this excited about a new OS in a while. ICS is a huge upgrade and the first phone that sports it needs to be available on many carriers (VERIZON 4G LTE)!!!

        • Anonymous

          How do you know it’ll be a huge upgrade?  I expect it’ll be closer to the 2.2 to 2.3 update myself.

  • Jason Purp

    Just so you guys know, the phone probably won’t be any bigger than any phones now. They’ll just be using the space that was once occupied by buttons, for the screen.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve been waiting for a company to do that. You can increase screen size without increasing the phone’s size. Sound’s good to me.

    • Screen size is measured diagonally from corner to corner though. You might not gain any size from bumping it up a few tenths of an inch but it’s definitely going to get at least somewhat bigger jumping up to 4.65″ even without buttons.

      • EC8CH

        Maybe it’s curved like the Nexus S? 😛

    • Blood

      Sounds like ICS to me. 🙂

    • Guesing

      So you’re guessing that it’ll have a longer screen but the same width then? Nice guess.

      • Jason Purp

        It depends what you’re comparing it to. If it has the same dimensions as the Droid Charge, it can be done. Droid X, no. God dammit.

        • Justin Case

          Then that means the Droid Charge has some big ugly bezels.

  • Bill

    So they’ll come out in Europe by XMas this year and in the US by XMas 2012.  I’ll care when we get US dates

    • Superior

      LOL….my thoughts exactly 

  • Jason Purp

    inb4 jokes about an Apple lawsuit

  • DroidzFX

    Ok now thats getting too big…..yes that what she said

    she also said FIRST