Some of you probably won’t remember the phone by its model number that showed up in a Bluetooth SIG profile a while ago, but the Samsung SGH-i897 was believed to be an AT&T-bound phone thanks to some McGyver-like work showing that the model number’s structure matched up with past Samsung devices on AT&T.
The handset comes with a 4-inch AMOLED display – just hope that it does not have stock issues like the HTC Droid Incredible – and a 5-megapixal camera. Other features include that ever-popular 1GHz Snapdragon processor – sounds very much like the Google Nexus One when you look at those specs.
It is said that the Samsung i897 will come with Android 2.1 and that AT&T will not touch its interface – meaning consumers will get the full Android experience. If this is true then the smartphone will get an update to Android 2.2 Froyo much sooner than many other handsets.
This is all the information available for the moment, but we are certain that more details will follow soon. No word on when it might launch, but it’s expected to be sooner rather than later.