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AT&T Infuse 4G to launch same day as Veer: 4.5-inches vs. 2.63-inches

by Derek Kessler Fri, 06 May 2011 5:42 pm EDT

May 15th should prove to be an interesting day on AT&T. They’ve got two new smartphone launches planned, and they couldn’t be more different. First up is a phone near and dear to our hearts: the iddy biddy HP Veer 4G. Threatening to overshadown the Veer, in the most literal sense, is yet another Android mega-phone: the Samsung Infuse 4G. This massive phone is faced with a ridiculous 4.5-inch screen. It’s downright frightening in comparison to the Veer.

It should also prove to be an interesting competition. Both the Veer and Infuse seem to be perfectly capable smartphones, but they’re angling for markedly different crowds. The Veer wants to slip into your pocket, while the Infuse practically demands a purse all to itself. Let’s break down the specs, shall we?

 

HP Veer 4G

Samsung Infuse 4G

Screen size

2.63 inches

4.5 inches

Resolution

320x400 (195 ppi)

480x800 (207 ppi)

Processor

800MHz

1.2GHz

RAM

512MB

1GB

Storage

8GB

16GB

Camera

5MP rear

8MP rear, 1.3 MP front

Keyboard

Physical portrait slider

Virtual on-screen

Thickness

15.1 mm

8.99 mm

Weight

103 g

131 g

OS

webOS 2.1.2

Android 2.2

Price

$99.99 with 2-year contract

$199.99 with 2-year contract

It seems we have a battle of doubles (or near doubles) in this case. The Infuse's screen is almost exactly twice as tall as the Veer's, and it has 50% more processor clock speed, twice as nany cameras, double the RAM, and double the storage. Let's just hope it has double the battery to power all the screen, processor, and RAM...