The long rumored Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G (who comes up with these names anyway?) has been officially announced today by T-Mobile. Hardware keyboard fans, take note of this fact as a full, 5-row QWERTY is what makes this smartphone stand out. Other than that, it seems like your garden variety Android mid-ranger with specs not as exciting as some expected.
Powering the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G is a dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor ticking at 1.5GHz, which isn't quite as potent as the S4 that some were predicting, yet not all that bad nonetheless. The Super AMOLED display on the smartphone's front measures 4 inches in diagonal and has a resolution of 480 by 800 pixels. There is a 5-megapixel camera on its back with LED flash, while a front-facing 1.3MP cam resides above its screen making video chats possible. Getting on the internet on the go is done via the handset's 42Mbps HSPA+ radio.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the name of the game with the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G. Moreover, the smartphone has been SAFE certified, which is a feature that corporate users should take note of. On other words, the device gets along with mobile device management solutions and handles AES-256 bit encryption for enhanced security. VPN and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync are also supported.
Anyone who is interested in getting a Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G can visit the T-Mobile web page on one of its retail stores in a few weeks. On-contract pricing is to be announced.