Side-sliding QWERTY by Samsung found with T-Mobile branding; is it the SGH-T699?

Side-sliding QWERTY by Samsung found with T-Mobile branding; is it the SGH-T699?
IS this the Samsung SGH-T699?

IS this the Samsung SGH-T699?

A picture of a T-Mobile branded Samsung smartphone has been obtained by TmoNews and speculation is that the device is the SGH-T699 that we wrote about last month. Back then, the hope was that the model was a T-Mobile variant of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus. But as you can see from the picture, it is apparently a handset sporting a side-sliding physical QWERTY keyboard.

The device is said to be equipped with a 5MP rear-facing camera, a front-facing camera and an LED notification light. Thanks to a User Agent Profile found last month, we also know that inside that body lies the beating heart of a Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 or S4 processor, and the resolution of the display is 720 x 1280. While we can't really get a feel for how high each key on the QWERTY lies, we can say that the 5-row offset keyboard looks like it might be quite serviceable. The source for TmoNews says that the device runs smoothly with no lags or slowdowns.

For those who are addicted to a physical QWERTY to type on, this could be a very interesting model even if the 5MP camera indicates a more low to mid range device.

source: TmoNews

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5 Comments

1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

What if samsung makes the first hard qwerty device with a 4.3 inch screen? AWSOME!!!! Well for me it would be. This would defenitely be my niche device.

2. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Impossible to have an S4 and be called mid-range.

3. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Well the HTC One S is on the highest echelon of midrange. I mean it is on the verge of loosing all midrangeness and be a low level high end device. lol In all honesty, what makes a phone high end, mid range, or low end is in the eye of the beholder. Most people don't care for specs. If it looks pretty then they will buy it. This could be one of those high echelon midrange devices or a low echelon high end device.

4. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Finally, there is potentially a landscape keyboard slider phone that doesn't suck. I hope there is a variant that is available in Canada soon.

5. Joshua9007

Posts: 94; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

it looks like a updated original galaxy s epic 4G from sprint... not saying it is a bad thing, but with the looks and the 5MP camera, all they are doing is upgrading the screen resolution and processor. That being said, I have the sprint phone and have been very happy with it, so maybe an update is all it needs to be a viable phone for t-mobile.

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