Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G to be another 42Mbps handset for T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G to be another 42Mbps handset for T-Mobile
UPDATE: And it's official! T-Mobile has confirmed the existence of the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G and pretty much all that we knew about it. Unfortunately, we can't add a release date yet, but we do know that the processor will be clocked at 1.5 GHz, while the display will be a Super AMOLED one. Stay tuned for more details about this handset!

T-Mobile doesn't really have a clear LTE strategy yet, but its HSPA+ rollout keeps getting faster and faster, even hitting the 42Mbps (theoretical) speeds in some markets. Unfortunately, there aren't too many handsets that can take advantage of those speeds. 

A new report has the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G becoming just the 3rd device with a radio rated for 42Mbps. There still isn't a lot of news about the Blaze. We do know that it will be a T-Mobile device (obviously), and word has it that it will also feature a dual-core Snapdragon processor and knowing Samsung, it will likely also have a Super AMOLED screen. 

The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is due out sometime this year. Even though we don't have a lot of info, it's interesting to see a device that would seem to fit in the mid-range for phones coming with 42Mbps support. It's good to see that not just the top tier is getting the speed. More details are expected soon. 

source: pocketnow

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Galaxy S Blaze 4G
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 1 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1750 mAh(7.00h talk time)

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17 Comments

1. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

And knowing Samsung, they'll put TouchWiz on it as well.

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it'll probably be the T-Mobile version of the Skyrocket HD.

4. dha_george

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

most likely not since the skyrocket hd is a high end device and this is supposed to be a middle of the road type of device

3. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

i just hope its not all round the their sgs2

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

umm.. am i in a time warp or something????? they already have this phone, its called the hercules.. aka skyrocket.. aka fake SGS2. WTF is this? a joke?? The ONLY way this would make sense is if its a smaller device.. like 4 inches or so.. or if the chipset is wrong and its the newer exynos 4212 or higher since it will now have HSPA+ 42mb/LTE capability.

6. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

It does seem like a rehash, but screen size and other specs aren't out yet. I am sure Sammy isn't going to compete with it's own device, so your thought of a smaller screened, mid-teir phone makes sense. I know you and da king kurogiii are effecting the way I look at things, because I keep hoping for better chips in things and cringe at the name Snapdragon now, even though I know very little about it. You two have ruined my ignorance.

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

hooray for getting the gator's standards up high! ;D the King is pleased with snowgator.

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i concur. :) and no, i am not the queen. lol. u may call me.. deity. :)

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

remixfa see AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD. it's essentially the same thing as the Skyrocket but with an HDSA display. it's dumb but they're doing it

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

which is rediculous. NO ONE complains about the screen as it is on the SGS2. NO ONE. Thats the number one reason that its bought.. because its soo darn pretty compared to other phones. If thats what they are messing with, no one will be able to tell the difference. They better be phasing out the regular SGS2 at the exact same time then.

8. krazdjokr26 unregistered

lol @remix you got a good a$$ point! but be real man, most of these same manufacturer android phones are pretty much the same phone just dumbed down or souped up feats/specs/price

10. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

The 1.5ghz chip they keep talking about isn't the Exynos is it?

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

doubtful.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

if its a 4212 exynos and the new 720p screen, i could be happy with that. something tells me thats wishful thinking though. lol

15. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

I just read somewhere it's a Snapdragon, the 1.5 ghz processor they're speaking about in all these new phones. I'd still take the Exynos lol. No reason to upgrade imo.

16. jinwons

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

The old Exynos 4210 doesn't play nicely with LTE. That's why Sammy used 1.5Ghz S3 snapdragon in LTE versions of SGS2. However, newer 32nm Exynos 4212 might work with LTE. But I doubt this Blaze 4G has any kind of Exynos. It just looks like smaller T-mobile SGS2.

17. IrishTalian

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I can just about promise you that this device is going to be a high-end model. Based on what T-Mobile USA has stated recently, they want to introduce a big punch to the competition! The CEO is the person that made the statement and provided the press release. There is a possibility that it could go either way and end up being a mid-range phone but I doubt that. T-Mobile USA desperately needs to step their game up when it comes to their phone lineup and offer something BIG, FIRST and possibly EXCLUSIVE!!! That's why it wouldn't surprise me if they finally got back in the game this year. We'll see when the time comes... Here's hoping! X-P

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