By Anton D. Nagy | January 11, 2012 8:37 AM
The Samsung Mandel, as hinted at the end of last year, was supposed to be part of the AT&T 4G LTE Windows Phone trio, together with the Nokia Lumia 900 and the HTC Titan II. While Nokia and HTC both announced their first 4G LTE Windows Phones for the carrier, Samsung’s rumored device was nowhere to be seen at CES.
According to a UAProf document, a certain Samsung SGH-i667 exists. The “SGH-i” prefix hints an AT&T device and, together with bits from the UAProf, we can almost certainly conclude that we’re seeing the Mandel. The screen resolution is WVGA and the browser is Internet Explorer, which confirm Windows Phone. As far as networking is concerned, the LTE reference should make it clear that we’re probably looking at Mandel.
The fact that Samsung didn’t introduce the phone at CES doesn’t mean that it’s lost. There are still a couple of months until the Lumia 900 and the Titan II show up on AT&T’s shelves so we can hope for an MWC announcement.