According to the latest news (in part) and mostly rumors, Verizon is about to release the Samsung Illusion handset, sometime during this month. Along with this aspect we managed to find the official specs list and a supposed-price tag. The Samsung Illusion will be a mid-range gadget, with common performances and features. Anyway, it’s not that bad, the phone being able to surprise with the design and with some of its capabilities (more aspects are detailed below). It’s good to see that carriers like Verizon are coming also with devices like this one and not only with high-tech, much too expensive smartphones.
In order to make a proper idea, the Samsung Illusion specs are including a single-core 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 512MB of RAM, only 2GB of internal memory (which will be supplied by a 2GB microSD card-it will come along whit the phone) and a poor 3 MP rear facing camera; the front facing one is missing, so you can’t make video calls, or perform video chatting with your friends. Beside these, the handset is featuring a 3.5 inches 480×320 touchscreen (TFT display) and the Android Gingerbread operating system.
From what we heard, the OS should be supplied by a new TouchWiz interface coming from Samsung, so I’m guessing that it must look pretty good. As you can see in the image from above, the design is well done, keeping the usual Samsung line. You will be able to impress your friends with the looks and with the display, which is perfect for playing games. Don’t forget the many apps available on the Android Market and the Facebook or Twitter access, which will make the Samsung Illusion the best alternative for those who are looking for a cheaper but appealing smartphone.
As for the Illusion price, the rumors are saying that it will be somewhere at 100$ for two/one (we don’t know exactly) year commitment. The handset in on Verizon’s internal website, but the exact release date is still expected. Some whisperers are stating that the event should be on November 17 this year, so stay tuned. We will update you with fresh info as soon as something new will be announced.
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