AT&T is looking to go big with their new 4G LTE network this year, and today they announced a slew of new devices coming out in early 2012. The lineup consists of five phones (3 high-end and 2 budget devices) and one tablet all rocking LTE speeds.
Samsung Galaxy Note
Leading off is the Samsung Galaxy Note, a device we knew was on the way, just waiting for an official announcement. The Galaxy Note has a 5.3-inch screen with 1,280×800 resolution, a 1.5Ghz dual core processor (which is probably not the Exynos), 16GB on-board storage with microSD card slot, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera. It will be available in two colors, a dark blue or white.
Sony Xperia Ion
Next up is the Sony Xperia Ion which has been teased the past couple days but is finally official. It has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.6-inch 1280×720 display, a monster 12MP Exmor-R rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, 16GB built-in storage, NFC, Android 2.3.x, Available in Q2.
Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD
The successor to the Galaxy S II Skyrocket, dubbed with the HD moniker, comes as a bit of a surprise arriving so soon after the original Skyrocket, AT&T’s LTE-equipped version of the Galaxy S II. The HD refers to the 4.65-inch HD display and it’s running a 1.5Ghz dual-core processor under the hood.
The first of two budget devices, the Samsung Exhilarate is for those customers that don’t need the latest and greatest, but still want 4G LTE speeds. The Exhilarate has a 4 inch Super AMOLED screen, front and rear cameras and also makes the eco-friendly claim of being made from 80% recycled materials.
The Pantech Burst is the other budget friendly device with a price tag under $50. It has a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 4-inch Super AMOLED 800 x 480 display, 5MP camera with LED flash and 720p HD vid capture, 2MP front-facing cam, 16GB of internal storage space and microSD slot with a capacity of up to 32GB and a 1,650mAh battery. It will be available in black or red on January 22nd.
And rounding out AT&T’s crop of LTE devices is the Pantech Element, an 8 inch waterproof tablet. The Honeycomb tablet has a 1.5GHz processor, 16GB built-in storage, 5MP rear camera and 2MP front camera. The Element is also planned for a January 22nd release date, priced at $299 with a two year data plan contract. Much more affordable than the wallet busting HTC Jetstream.
As an added bonus, for a limited time customers can purchase the both the Pantech Burst and Element for only $249 when signing a contract, saving 100 bones.