Verizon Samsung Illusion release date & cheap price, no 4G LTE

By Posted 22 Nov 2011, 17:34

Verizon Wireless has just announced its release date and price for the Samsung Illusion. Today we will quickly remind you of this smartphone’s specifications and features to help you decide whether this is the right device for you.

The Samsung Illusion will hit Verizon online on November 23 for $79.99, this price takes into account a two-year deal, however we are told that between November 24 and November 28 you will be able to buy it online for free. Strangely you won’t be able to pick up the Illusion in-store until January, 2012. As for price plans you will need a talk plan which costs at least $39.99 per month and a data package which costs at least $30 monthly.

Considering its competitive pricing the smartphone is actually pretty impressive, there is no 4G LTE connectivity and the camera is pretty lackluster, but it does run Android 2.3 and feature a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor which set’s a relatively solid backbone for a half-decent user experience.

In terms of tech specs you get a 3 megapixel camera, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, 3G connectivity, a built in accelerometer and compass, a microSD card (2GB card supplied, 32GB supported) and a 3.5-inch touchscreen display.

As for features it boasts what you would expect from most Android devices, this includes a HTML web browser, access to the Android Market, Mobile Hotspot functionality, Google Maps, Google Talk, Swype and much more. Samsung also seem keen to promote the Illusions’s friendliness to the environment, highlights include a high-efficiency charger along with parts and packaging which have been made from recycled materials.

Obviously when compared to today’s top-end smartphones the Illusion is lacking in many ways, however not everyone needs the most amazing – will you but the Illusion? Or do you want it to disappear?