T-Mobile announces the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G
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.
T-Mobile Continues to Expand Popular Samsung Galaxy Lineup With theSamsung Galaxy S® Relay™ 4G
Exclusive to T-Mobile, the Android-powered Galaxy S Relay 4G offers another choice for customers who want to stay connected no matter where their job or life takes them
BELLEVUE, Wash. — Sept. 6, 2012 — T-Mobile USA, Inc., the No. 1 mobile operator brand in Samsung Galaxy S™ sales, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.1, today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Galaxy S® Relay™ 4G — a T-Mobile® exclusive and the newest smartphone to join T-Mobile’s popular Galaxy S® portfolio. Powered by Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Galaxy S Relay 4G leverages T-Mobile’s fast 4G (HSPA+ 42) network, allowing consumers to quickly and efficiently balance business productivity with entertainment and play on one device.
The Galaxy S Relay 4G is also a SAFE™ (Samsung Approved for Enterprise)-designated device that offers a full portfolio of enterprise-ready features and capabilities. Samsung SAFE offers comprehensive IT Policy support for top-tier mobile device management (MDM) solutions, on-device AES-256 bit encryption, and enhanced support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®, as well as integrated support for a range of virtual private network solutions. The Galaxy S Relay 4G also boasts a full 5-row QWERTY keyboard and 1.5-GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S3 processor that enables business customers to accurately and quickly view and edit documents and share files instantly. The smartphone also features Wi-Fi Calling and support for Smartphone Mobile HotSpot for up to five devices with a qualifying rate plan.
“Consumers are increasingly looking for a powerful device that makes it easy to integrate their busy work and personal lives,” said Andrew Morrison, vice president of product management, T-Mobile USA. “The Galaxy S Relay 4G is the perfect addition to T-Mobile’s popular Galaxy smartphone lineup, providing our customers with a reliable and business-centric Android experience — and the easy access to entertainment for which Galaxy devices are known.”
In addition to its business features, the Galaxy S Relay 4G makes it easy to enjoy entertainment on its 4-inch, Super AMOLED™ screen. The new smartphone includes a number of compelling features, such as T-Mobile TV in mobile HD2 for watching live TV programming, Samsung Media Hub for renting and buying the latest movies and TV shows, and Google Play Music for streaming and purchasing music. The Galaxy S Relay 4G also makes capturing photos and HD videos a breeze with its 5-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and 720p HD camcorder (1280x720) resolution.
The Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G is expected to be available nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores, select national retailers and dealers, and online via www.T-Mobile.com in the coming weeks. For more information, visit www.T-Mobile.com.
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