Samsung Galaxy S Infuse 4G coming to Rogers

Samsung Galaxy S Infuse 4G from RogersYesterday, Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S Infuse 4G smartphone and we’re excited to tell you that it will be available exclusively from Rogers this summer.

The Samsung Galaxy S Infuse 4G runs on Android OS 2.3 and will be Rogers first smartphone reaching theoretical speeds of up to 21Mbps.  The device reaches just 8.99 mm at its thinnest point so it’s easy to slip into a purse or pocket. On top of that, it also has a 4.5” Super AMOLED Plus screen, the largest touchscreen on any Samsung phone. The screen is amazingly crisp and clear, perfect for watching video, even in daylight.  The device also comes with an 8MP camera with HD video capture.

Rogers was the first carrier to bring Android-powered devices to Canada in 2009 and we’re excited to bring another innovative device to our lineup of Android smartphones.

Details on pricing and exact availability aren’t available just yet but we’ll be sure to update you here on RedBoard with more details as soon as we can.

What do you think of the new Samsung Galaxy S Infuse 4G?

UPDATE (August 2, 6:11 pm): The Samsung Galaxy S Infuse 4G is now available exclusively with Rogers nation-wide for $149.99 on select three-year terms or $549.99 no term.

Katie Boland is a regular contributor to RedBoard

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  1. We want the Samsung Galaxy S2 please.

  2. Is this the same as the Samsung Galaxy S2 available elsewhere?

    • This is another phone from samsung. A Single-Core Android phone with 4.5 inch S-AMOLED screen…

  3. So is this just a re-named Samsung Galaxy S II? Or is this a completely different model?

    • RogersKatie says: June 10th, 2011 a 10:20am

      Hi Paul, Nizi,

      The Samsung Galaxy S Infuse 4G is a different device, exclusive to Rogers. Some of the differentiators include its large, high resolution screen, camera and internal storage. If you’re interested, you can review and compare the different Samsung devices on their site here: http://bit.ly/kntqZf

      Best,
      Katie

  4. 4.5″ screen? Really?

  5. Why not wait for the Galaxy II?

    • Interesting question David.

      If you look at most of the comments on the Redboard articles pertaining to Android, everyone is complaining that Rogers is not picking up enough Android devices.

      Now they pick up a device that’s available right away, that compares in every way to a phone that will come out eventually (with the exception of internal storage and dual-core as opposed to single-core proc), and the response is “Why not just wait for …”

      This comes down to what every business must realize eventually: You cannot please everyone.

      • Your right Branden except that the Infuse isn’t available right away, I don’t really see the point to buying the Infuse unless it’s substantially cheaper. Or you really want the extra 0.2 inches of screen. The Samsung Galaxy S2 is better in every way. The Galaxy S2 should be here the end of July according to a few websites. Also posted on the Samsung.ca as coming soon.

        • True, ‘right away’ is a bit off as they reference “summer” which puts it around the North American launch of the SGS2.

          I was not aware the SGS2 was launching that soon though(July?), so I have to agree with most opinions here, that we need something equal or better than the SGS2 to follow, preferably by the back-to-school/holiday season.

          All things considered, we could see some devices set to go toe-to-toe with the iPhone 5 releasing for that season, so maybe if we all cross our fingers and toes…*struggles* I’ve got 6 crosses total…not very flexible. :(

        • One June 29, other Canadian carriers announced they were getting the S II. Rogers for the first Captivate S, so not it is someone else’s turn. Don’t hold your breath for a Rogers S II, as it will cannibalize their sales of the Infuse. If you don’t want the Infuse, the Sony Ericsson Arc might be your next best bet before Christmas.

  6. Oh this looks neat! Can’t wait to hear more!

  7. When will we get the Galaxy S2. Samsung announced today that it’s coming soon in Canada. No news from Rogers, does that means you will not carry it ? The infuse is not a bad phone, it’s just too big and only single core.

  8. OWE M EYE GAWD!!!!!!

    This phone is soooo sexy! I wish I could trade my Samsung Captivate for this phone :(

  9. That looks like a nice phone. A bit off-topic but I am wondering if Rogers will be getting the Galaxy S II also?

    • RogersKatie says: June 10th, 2011 a 10:16am

      Hi Jeh,

      We can’t comment on possible future device launches so you’ll just have to stay tuned to RedBoard (or our Twitter account @RogersBuzz) for more info on new devices.

      Best,
      Katie

  10. Sounds good, I would get it, but only if it comes out sooner than later. You guy’s (Rogers) seem to announce on this blog then don’t release for months. Take a cue from Bell and Telus and announce then release the device. I have been with Rogers for Business for 10 years and hate it when Bell or Telus anounce a new Android device then sells it within a couple weeks. Why doesn’t Rogers do this?

    • RogersKatie says: June 10th, 2011 a 10:06am

      Hi Sean,

      Our customers have told us they would like to know if a device is coming to our line up as soon as possible. We just wanted to confirm that we would be carrying this new device.

      Thanks!
      Katie

      • So with the other carriers announcing that they will be releasing the SGS2 with in the coming weeks and your comment Katie, it seems to me that Rogers is not getting this phone. LAME!

  11. I was waiting for the Galaxy S II how does the Samsung Galaxy S Infuse 4G compare?

    • The Infuse lacks the internal storage, only has a single-core proc, and I have yet to find mention of GorillaGlass being used for the screen.
      The Infuse also sports .2″ larger screen (4.5″ compared to SGSII’s 4.3″)

      There may also being a difference in NFC support, but again, I have yet to verify this 100%.

      Other than these things, every other feature I have compared is par for par.

  12. This IS the Galaxy S2, or at least one of the variants of it. If you remember the original Galaxy S came in at least 4 configurations that went by different names. Captivate, Infuse, Vibrant, Fascinate, Epic 4G. They were all slightly different versions of the Galaxy S2, some had a flash, some had a front camera and some didn’t, some had a slightly different row of buttons on the bottom and one even has a sliding keyboard. They are all based on the same processor and internal architecture as the Galaxy S.

    Think of it like certain models of cars, the new Civic has 5 different models but they are all the new civic.

    Samsung does this so they can offer every different carrier an “exclusive” model for their market, at least in North America anyway and the SGS II is no different, expect to see slightly different one for Rogers, Bell and Telus sometime this year.

    • you are totally wrong. The Iinfuse sports a last generation cortex A8 single core processor while the GS2 has a dual core A9 Exymos.

      I’m not saying it’s a bad processor, but it’s far less powerful than the GS2 A9.
      please look at the specs : http://goo.gl/E8wTm

      • hmmm, I thought I read somewhere that the Infuse was going to have the dual core… too many stats and specs floating around in my head.

        If that indeed is the case then I don’t want one anymore.

  13. I thought when Rogers referred to 4G it was LTE? Is this lte?

    • It’s not LTE, the entire industry now seems to be calling 3.5G devices 4G and even the ITU-R are starting to say that maybe they should call these things 4G as well.

      The LTE networks currently in place don’t actually qualify as the original “4G” definition of over anyway, they don’t achieve the required peak speeds of 100 Mbps, not even close.

      I am very curious to see the real life speeds that can be achieved though. I was recently in Denver and used an LTE myfi device there and the best speed I could get was a disappointing 2.2 Mbps down and up by placing it in the window sill of my hotel room and doing the test at 2 AM.

      • forgot to say that I am sure the Rogers LTE network will be a lot faster, the big issue in the US is that their backbone network is not sufficient to handle all the traffic and I get speeds of maximum 3.5 Mbps on my Desire HD there but using it here on Rogers I have seen as high as 8.2 Mbps down.

    • Nope, Rogers reneged on their promise to call LTE “4G”, and are now calling HSPA “4G”, just like Bell and Telus. :( So much for “truth in advertising”.

      • RogersKatie says: June 13th, 2011 a 12:37pm

        Hi Freddie, Claudio and Josh,

        We actually published a post in April explaining our rationale behind 4G and LTE. Take a look: http://redboard.rogers.com/2011/our-take-on-4g-and-lte/

        • that’s what I was trying to say above, the ITU-R now has decided to call HSPA+ devices 4G and the industry hold outs (like Rogers) have accepted that and are now calling it 4G as well. I can deal with that as it is significantly faster but this is an example of how the large US carriers basically changed the minds of the ITU-R by advertising their stuff at 4G.

    • Sorry there is no sarcasm button

  14. Nvm I don’t want this phone anymore. The SG2 is sooo much better. Why didn’t Rogers pick up the SG2? The infuse is like a Captivate with bigger stuff :(

  15. This phone seems cool, but I was really hoping for the Galaxy S 2! Many of my friends and family are upset that Rogers won’t be getting the GS2. Very, very sad day

  16. as Bell has SGS I9000, i wont be surprised that they will get the SGS2. but i997 also catches my attention. being a Cappy owner, this will be a good upgrade…..if SGS2 comes to Rogers, then everything might change :D

  17. I sure hope this doesn’t mean they will delay the GS2 to try and maximize sales of the Infuse which as some are showing confusion about here ISN’t the same at all !!! The biggest difference being the trade off of a less powerful processor for 0.2in screen increase and 4G/LTE. They are two great phones but I’ll be waiting for the GS2.

    • It’s not LTE it’s HSPA+

      There is still speculation on whether or not the SGS II will have LTE or not though, should find out soon if they are making one for Verizon though.

    • You’re a smart guy, Mat. You know that is EXACTLY what it means, if they get it at all.

  18. To clarify, this is not the Samsung Galaxy S2. Why the S2 is not being announced instead of the infuse is confusing. The Infuse was designed to be a hold you over until the S2 was released however the S2 has been released in other countries for some time. Both Bell and Telus already carry a dual core phone and if the infuse is their answer to the Atrix i sincerely hope it is not their final answer.

    P.S. Announcing the phones as soon as you can is a good idea. Please announce the S2 soon as this thing is not a next gen phone.

  19. Touchwizz 2.0 or 3.0?

  20. Serge Savard says: June 13th, 2011 a 11:34am

    When do we get 2.3 for our older Galaxy S ?

    • RogersKatie says: June 13th, 2011 a 1:03pm

      Hi Serge,

      We have no details to share about that right now. Please stay tuned to our social media channels and as soon as we know more we’ll let customers know.

      Best,
      Katie