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Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

Been hungry for more details on the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G ever since T-Mobile gave us the device's name, picture and not much else last month? Today's your lucky day, as T-Mobile has announced that it expects the Blaze 4G to land in "late March" for a price tag of $149.99 with a two-year contract and $50 mail-in rebate. As far as specs go, here's what we know about the Blaze 4G so far:

  • 3.97-inch Super AMOLED display
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor
  • 5-megapixel camera with 720p video capture
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter
  • 42Mbps HSPA+ support
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread (T-Mobile has told TmoNews that an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is expected)

Looks like the mystery of the Galaxy S Blaze 4G just got slightly less mysterious. Of course, we still don't have an exact launch date, but at least now we've got an idea of approximately when the thing will be going on sale and how much it'll cost when it does. Those of you that'd like some reading material to pass the time until T-Mobile decides to let us know precisely when the Blaze 4G will be released can find the full press release announcing today's news below. What do you all make of the Galaxy S Blaze 4G so far?

T-Mobile Announces March Availability for Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

The latest addition to T-Mobile’s fastest 4G device lineup, the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G keeps consumers entertained and connected

Bellevue, Wash. — Feb. 22, 2012

2012-02-22 00:25:42

T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.,1 today confirmed the upcoming March availability of the Samsung Galaxy S® Blaze™ 4G, exclusively from T-Mobile®. The Galaxy S Blaze 4G is the latest addition to the successful Galaxy S line of products, and T-Mobile’s newest fast 4G smartphone to take advantage of 4G (HSPA+42) technology, providing customers with the ability to browse the Web faster than the average home Internet2 connection while on the go.

Consumers are increasingly demanding more from their smartphones — keeping them entertained, staying connected with loved ones and enabling them to complete more tasks using a single device. A recent T-Mobile survey3 found 79 percent of smartphone users are less likely to carry other technology devices, such as cameras, laptops and GPS devices, when they have their smartphone. 

T-Mobile’s newest 4G smartphone offers a variety of features and applications to help consumers be entertained and have access to the information they need when they need it. The Galaxy S Blaze 4G entertainment offerings make it easy for T-Mobile customers to stream their favorite movies on Netflix®, enjoy live or on-demand TV programs on T-Mobile® TV in mobile HD4 or download a popular movie or TV show using Samsung Media Hub. Additionally, the smartphone features TeleNav GPS Navigator, which provides hands-free, voice-guided turn-by-turn driving directions, real-time traffic alerts, full-color 3-D moving maps and local alerts, helping customers get to where they need to go. The Galaxy S Blaze 4G also comes preloaded with a customized version of the Yelp mobile application, featuring the ability to save profiles so users can keep preferences the same with one touch in any city, making it easy to find and read reviews for local places to eat, shop, drink and play.

Also pre-loaded on the device, the T-Mobile 4GPro App Pack offers an aggregation of key business applications, such as DropBox, Evernote, Square, TripIt, Camscanner and LinkedIn, helping busy consumers be even more productive while balancing their professional and personal lives.

“The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is loaded with rich features and services to keep consumers entertained and connected virtually anywhere they want to go,” said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president, marketing, T-Mobile USA. “Paired with T-Mobile’s fast 4G network and our unlimited data plans, we’re making it easy for consumers to enjoy the benefits of 4G experiences at a price they can afford.”

Featuring a sleek and stylish form factor, the smartphone comes in a carbon black color and runs on Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread. The Galaxy S Blaze 4G also features a Snapdragon™ S3 processor by Qualcomm® with 1.5 GHz dual-core CPUs and a beautiful 3.97-inch Super AMOLED™ touch screen providing consumers with a rich experience watching their favorite movie or TV show on the device.

The Galaxy S Blaze 4G also makes it easy to connect and share photos and video with loved ones. It features a 720p HD video recorder, 5-megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom, flash and advanced shooting modes, as well as a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat.

Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is expected to be available at T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers and retailers nationwide, and online at http://www.t-mobile.com starting late March. The Galaxy S Blaze 4G is expected to cost $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate card, with a two-year service agreement and qualifying Classic voice and data plan. For more information, visit http://galaxy-s.t-mobile.com/samsung-galaxy-blaze.

1 No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S. claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics Q4 2011 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Report.

2 Based on average download speeds on T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ 42 Mbps network in four major markets versus average home Internet speeds as determined by independent third-party testing.

3 Survey Methodology

This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of T-Mobile USA from December 20-22, 2011 among 2,573 adults ages 18 and older, among whom 235 will be first time smartphone buyers in 2012, and 988 are current smartphone users who will remain smartphone users in 2012. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact kmcfadzean@waggeneredstrom.com.

4 Mobile HD TV can deliver a bit rate of 800 kbps and 16:9 resolution; the bit rate and resolution you experience will vary based on many factors (e.g., programming, network connection, and device). Playback on the device limited to 480x800. 

T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network is not available everywhere. See coverage details at www.t-mobile.com.

4G used in connection with the Galaxy S Blaze 4G product name refers to the fact that the Galaxy S Blaze 4G is designed with HSPA+ technology.

Via TmoNews


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Brandon Extravagant Jackson
Brandon Extravagant Jackson T mobile is going out of business they are the only company that hasnt put out a good andriod phone since last oct. 2011 sad im leaving real soon if things dont get better
Sean Bolson
Sean Bolson I thought the Galaxy S line of devices was discontinued. Isn't that why Galaxy S II is in the stores now?
Josh Avondoglio
Josh Avondoglio Too expensive for not being a top tier device.
Jeremy Daniel Ferguson
Jeremy Daniel Ferguson it cross between the galaxy s2 and galaxy s It has a lot in common with both phones. galaxy s2 hardware with a updated version style of the galaxy s
Emanuel Alyaszadeh
Emanuel Alyaszadeh cant wait
Gabriel Martinez
Gabriel Martinez This phone has basic specs not worth buying just to upgrade to android 4.0.
Kayodele Danny Holder
Kayodele Danny Holder Do you want to be my friend
James Matthews
James Matthews I thnk I'd rather have the Samsung Focus S come to T-Mobile.
Hansel Starley
Hansel Starley Fucking Samsung. Easy with the phones jeez.
Nicholas Kresky
Nicholas Kresky Looks like a nice phone. If it came with ice cream sandwich right out of the box I actually would have considered it. Two thumbs up on the 4" screen as well.
Alberto Garcia Flores
Alberto Garcia Flores @Husam - S II has a different and better CPU and better display.. I think they made this phone because the Galaxy S 4G is not capable in aspect wise to get the Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 update. So ppl who is stuck with the Galaxy S 4G and can afford a high-end device like the S II or Amaze they can get the Galaxy S Blaze 4G and experience the Android 4.0 ICS upcoming update in a mid-range device. Good job Samsung.
Alejandro Castro
Alejandro Castro I would soo get this phone lol
Husam Hammadi
Husam Hammadi it is a 4in galaxy s2. Same cpu, super amoled but 4in '
Lanh Nguyen
Lanh Nguyen Just a toned down gs ii. The idiot that said this phone is two years ago can kick rocks though. We didn't have dual cores two years ago. This phone isn't meant to be the highest of high end.
Alex Reed
Alex Reed bullshit
Brian Watkins
Brian Watkins Launching with gingerbread. What a joke.
Daniel Airozo
Daniel Airozo This is dumb. Might as well get the GSII
Reese Woodson
Reese Woodson It should be no more then $99 on contract. Then again T-Mobile has a pretty weak phone line up. $150 is too much for that though.
Steve Hirjak
Steve Hirjak Really disappointed with this phone after the build-up. Most customers will be better off with the Amaze at this price.
Jose Angel Santiago
Jose Angel Santiago 4 cores please
Josh Nthecity
Josh Nthecity It should be free!
Christopher Giordano
Christopher Giordano Htc amaze is better
David Cohen
David Cohen Garbage.....
Steve Williams
Steve Williams left tmobile because of their terrible customer service. went to verizon and got a galaxy nexus and never looked back. f u tmo
Xavier Jackson
Xavier Jackson I really more info on this phone.
Tavaris Johnson
Tavaris Johnson Budget phone with a little punch. Samsung has out some heavy hitters but the price might be to much for some so this fits that budget gap.
Joel Diaz
Joel Diaz No thanks I'm happy with my HTC TB. Thanks.
Eduardo Ordaz
Eduardo Ordaz Galaxy S3 I will b getting soon. But hey this phone Is still cool. But we aren't on T-Mobile though.
Anthony Turpin
Anthony Turpin Hi this is arron from phonedog ... When you have a high end android device coming to t-mobile late march for $149.99 what do we do here at phonedog ...we dog fight them .... haha I've been wanting to say that for a long time now I watch all of your reviews ARRON MENTION ME IN YOUR NEXT VIDEO ABOUT THIS PHONE PLEASES THAT WOULD BE COOL
Walter Manuel Bonilla
Walter Manuel Bonilla This is gonna be worst than the vibrant. Adsolutely nono... ill just wait for GS3.
Brice Castillo
Brice Castillo Considering the poor track record of support for the Vibrant and Vibrant 4g....I'll pass. I'll never buy another Samsung phone. Unfortunately this phone isn't enough for me to stick around as I'm jumping ship in April once my contract is up.
Sean McClinton
Sean McClinton If it ain't the Galaxy Nexus, keep it movin! Waiting for mwc. I know the HTC ville is coming soon, But I want vanilla Android
Ignacio Gonzalez
Ignacio Gonzalez WhY wouldn't somebody just get the Samsung Galaxy S II for $50 or so more?? A larger better screen and you should be good with the updates for awhile. :) and SGS II is getting ICS...this handset probably wont. :(
Jonathan Z. Dadekian
Jonathan Z. Dadekian Samsungs GUI is awful. Why can't Tmob just get a Nexus in their Mobile lineup? It's not fair. My wife has the Galaxy S1 and I hate it. I love my N1 although it's starting to show its age ANSI can't afford the latest Nexus. Tmobile's Android lineup isn't very groundbreaking. They seem to catch up to specs that have already been established.n the only thing keeping me with Tmobile's network is my contract.
Adam Schulte
Adam Schulte Craig - there's only one Galaxy phone on T-Mobile...
Gilbert Galvan
Gilbert Galvan Can T-Mobile get the Galaxy Note instead?
Craig Campbell
Craig Campbell I think there are too many Galaxy phones. How is any consumer supposed to tell the difference between the models. They should standardise the product line. Have the Galaxy Tab line, Note line, Galaxy S III (for high end phones), and then some other standardised name for the low end. Stick to those names, have different models per carrier if needed, but just stop pulling new phones and names out of their shall-not-be-mentioned. It's insane.
Pete James
Pete James AWESOME phone two years ago and for definitely not for $200 with a $50 mail in rebate, pssshh pleeeeeaase.
Gilbert Galvan
Gilbert Galvan Should've been the Vibrant from the beginning.
Leon Digidude Lionheart
Leon Digidude Lionheart Galaxy + T-Mobile = No thanks.
Ed Plnia
Ed Plnia Garbage POS phone from Samsung




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