LTE is obviously a high point, the phone's claim to fame might be that it'll be among the first devices in the world to feature one of Sammy's newfangled Super AMOLED Plus displays (4.3 inches, in this case) that offers even better contrast and outdoor viewability than the original Super AMOLED did. You've got TouchWiz-skinned Android 2.2, an 8 megapixel camera with flash paired to a 1.3 megapixel front-facing unit for video calling, and a 1GHz processor that seems to mirror what's already being offered on most of the Galaxy S series today -- no dual-core madness here.
We had a few fleeting moments to touch (but not photograph) the phone recently, and the screen is definitely a sight to behold -- we're not sure how Samsung managed to make a more contrasty display than Super AMOLED, but it did. We'll admit, we didn't love the tapered shape -- we thought it looked a little strange sitting on a table, though some might like it and it's certainly not a big deal either way. We also weren't huge fans of the big physical buttons below the display, a surprising counterpoint to the recent trend toward capacitive buttons on high-end Android devices. It's a heavy phone, though probably not heavy enough to bother folks who are in the market for a 4.3-inch display anyway -- and hey, we won't know for sure how it stacks up until we pit it head-to-head in a brutal deathmatch with Verizon's other version-one LTE phones like the Droid Bionic. Follow the break for the full press release.