6 Oct, 2010
Leaked more than a month ago, Samsung Transform is closer to an official release than we might’ve expected. Together with Sanyo Zio, Samsung Transform will be available next week at Sprint carrier.
According to AndroidGuys, both Android smartphones should be launched on October 10th and will bear different price tags.
While the Sanyo Zio will be available for $99 after rebate, Samsung Transform will be a little bit more expansive at $149.99 after rebate.
We assume that the Samsung Transform is an update to the Moment, which will probably not be restocked anymore after the Transform will be released.
More details about both Android smartphones leaked together with the release date and official prices.
Apparently Samsung Transform will be powered by an 800MHz processor and it will most likely run Android 2.1 OS.
The device will also include a 3.5-inch (or something in range) capacitive touchscreen and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n connectivity.
The guys over AndroidGuys also noticed a Sprint ID in the pictures that reveal the user’s manual of the smartphone. It seems that the service enables users to customize their device with various apps, ringtones, wallpapers, and settings with the ability to go back to stock Android whenever they want.
Rumors say that the Sanyo Zio is already on the shelves in some stores, but they’re waiting for the official announcement.
Accessories for both devices are also on their way and will probably arrive by the end of the week.
Hopefully, Sprint will not delay the Android devices as many of its customers are waiting for a device that will replace the Samsung Moment for a long time now, and the Transform seems to be the perfect replacement.
Sanyo Zio could be considered the low-budget version of the Transform, but it seems to worth more than you actually pay for it, so stay tuned for the official announcement.