CES 2011: AT&T Reveals World's Most Powerful Smartphone, More Android Phones
The Consumer Electronics Show is a place for hyperbole, and AT&T is not holding back on marketing for its new phones. There are several powerful new Android smartphones, but AT&T is specifically touting the Motorola ATRIX 4G as "the world's most powerful smartphone."
So far, Motorola, HTC and Samsung all have impressive phones debuting for AT&T at CES, but the Motorola ATRIX 4G seems to genuinely come out on top. It has a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and a nearly unheard of (for phones) 1GB of RAM.
In fact, it's so powerful that AT&T will also sell a laptop dock that is basically just a screen and a keyboard. The phone itself is still used for the processing. In other words, this phone is a laptop.
Other specs include Android 2.2, HTML 5 support and a relatively powerful battery (1900mAh).
That's not to say the other phones AT&T revealed aren't impressive. The HTC Inspire 4G sports an expansive 4.3-inch display and is quite similar to the popular EVO phones on the Sprint network.
However, Samsung outdid HTC with its phone display. The Infuse 4G, also announced for the AT&T network, has a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display (yes, the "plus" is new). It packs more subpixels into each pixel, offering an incredibly sharp image.
The Infuse 4G also has a 1.2GHz processor, 8 megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel forward camera and Samsung's TouchWiz interface running on top of Android. To top it all off, the Infuse 4G also happens to be the world's thinnest smartphone. At least for now.
A quick note about the 4G mentions for AT&T: The company is labeling its HSPA+ network as 4G (similar to T-Mobile's strategy) even though it's more like 3.5G. AT&T announced that LTE, which is more widely recognized as a 4G technology, will begin rolling out this summer. AT&T also plans to have two 4G tablets available around the same time.