There’s a high chance that these screenshots are legit
Samsung’s Android flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note is available in the United States exclusively via AT&T. However, there have been lots of unconfirmed rumors on the possible release of the smartphone at T-Mobile USA.However, it looks like the folks over at TmoNews received some Android screenshots from an anonymous tipster who claims they are taken from a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note.
Although there’s no telling whether these screenshots are legit or not, TmoNews took it further and analyzed the leaked pictures and reached a positive conclusion:
“The screenshots may seem fishy, but I believe they may be genuine. For example, the leaked ICS build for the AT&T Galaxy Note has the build number of IML74K.144, indicating the build date and it is the 144th custom build. The SGH-T879 has the same build number because it was built from the same sources at the same time, meaning that it is indeed a brother to the AT&T Galaxy Note.”
Given that the leaked screenshots confirm T-Mobile Galaxy Note comes with Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich on board, it’s almost certain that the carrier would want to release it before the AT&T variant receives its own update.
Further evidence that the screenshots are taken from T-Mobile’s version of Samsung Galaxy Note is explained by TmoNews:
“The build servers and time stamp match up with Samsung’s official build information. We know that this build is intended to be an official build because the build number is suffixed with the baseband version instead of a decimal number indicating a custom build that voids the warranty. The pattern holds true when you look at the build numbers for official ROMs from Samsung for the Samsung Vibrant, the Galaxy S 4G, the Galaxy S Blaze 4G, and the Galaxy S II. Furthermore, the images are scaled down directly from 800×1280, and they match what we know for Samsung’s TouchWiz interface to look like in Android 4.0.”
As we don’t have any other details on the alleged T-Mobile Galaxy Note, we can’t confirm nor deny any of the rumors that have been crawling online lately. However, more info might emerge soon, so stay tuned for more updates on the matter.