Last month, Samsung announced the Galaxy S Blaze 4G smartphone at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. This handset will be exclusively available for the T-Mobile subscribers in the US. The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G will be T-Mobile’s third smartphone to take advantage of 42Mbps HSPA+ technology. This handset runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, however the device will be updated to the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS in the coming months.
“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.”
Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G features a 3.97 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display, 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor, 5 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom, flash and advanced shooting modes, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, and so on.
Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, 42 Mbps HSPA+ connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, micro USB, A-GPS, full HTML web browser, Samsung Kies Air, and Android Market.
This handset comes pre-loaded with a some useful apps such as Yelp, DropBox, Evernote, Square, TripIt, Camscanner, and LinkedIn. The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G will be available from next month at T-Mobile retail stores and T-Mobile online store. You can get this handset for just $149.99 with a 2 year service agreement and a $50 mail-in rebate.