As expected, Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G has just hit shelves in the United States via T-Mobile. Well, sort of, as the smartphone is only available for purchase at some of the carrier’s retail locations.For the time being, there’s no telling which locations are currently selling the 4G-enabled smartphone, but customers who cannot wait one more week for the device to become generally available can head over to the nearest T-Mobile store and check it out.
The carrier officially confirmed the Galaxy S Blaze 4G will be available through select T-Mobile retail locations on March 21, and it would be out on the market through all retail channels on March 28.
The good news is the folks over at TmoNews have recently learned the handset’s pricing options from a leaked price card. According to this document, Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G will be available for a suggested retail price of $449.99 (340 EUR).
Furthermore, customers who sign up for the Value Plan will be able to purchase the smartphone for only $119.99 (90 EUR) after a $30 mail-in rebate and with a $15 monthly equipment installment plan.
Those who opt for the Classic Plan can purchase the Galaxy S Blaze 4G for $149.99 (115 EUR) after a $50 mail-in rebate.
Unveiled earlier this year at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is one of the cheaper 4G-enabled smartphones available on the market.
The handset is powered by Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread operating system with TouchWiz UI on top. For the time being, it’s unclear whether the phone will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich anytime soon.
On the inside, the device packs a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon processor, 16GB of internal memory, 1GB of RAM and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).