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Samsung's 4.5-inch Gingerbread Device to Hit '11

With all this talk of the Nexus S and Gingerbread, there's been little mention of any other device running the next iteration of Google's mobile OS. However, if you can stand just a little more Samsung, there is a little smidge of Gingerbread news that doesn't involve the word 'Nexus' and the letter 'S.'

Engadget was sent some slides detailing a little of what Samsung has in the pipeline for the coming months and included are details one very important Android device.

Expected to be Samsung's flagship phone for 2011, this as yet unnamed device is said to run Gingerbread (Android 2.3) and pack either a 4.3- or 4.5-inch "sAMOLED2" display.

Aside from some obvious advancement in screen technology (we're assuming sAMOLED2 means Samsung has improved upon the displays its currently using), the phone will boast an 8-megapixel camera with the ability to shoot video in1080p; 14.4Mbps HSPA; Bluetooth 3.0; a 1.2GHz CPU; and 16GB of storage.

Though it might seem confusing that Samsung is planning a flagship device that's not the Nexus S/Two, it's important to remember that the Nexus S/Two is, above all else, a Google phone. It just happens to be manufactured by Samsung. It'll be just as important for Samsung to have its own front-and-center smartphone for 2011, as the Nexus S will be as much associated with Samsung as the Nexus One is with HTC.

No word on price or release for this flagship device, other than first half of next year, but it looks like it's going to be an time for Android fans.

Source: Engadget