By Stephen Schenck | November 10, 2011 11:12 AM
Over the past couple months, we’ve heard the Samsung Illusion for Verizon mentioned a few times in leaks, and there’s been a couple images of the handset that we’ve seen to let us know how the phone will appear. Beyond that, though, we’ve been at a loss as for what to expect from the phone. We’ve made a few guesses, based on the belief that the Illusion would be a low-to-mid-tier model, but ultimately that’s just been speculation. Now a new leak spills the beans on the Illusion’s hardware specs, and while the phone will be faster than we were expecting, other guesses look like they will be spot-on.
Instead of having an 800MHz component, the Illusion will be powered by a 1GHz processor. It will apparently be outfitted with 512MB of RAM, have 2GB of internal flash storage, and arrive with a 2GB microSD card. The handset has a 3.5-inch display, but at a relatively low 480 x 320 HVGA resolution. There’s no front-facer, and the rear camera measures-in with three megapixels.
We’ve seen a roadmap suggesting Verizon will launch the Illusion on November 17. There’s no word yet on price, but this hardware pretty much speaks for itself; this model will be one for shoppers on a budget.