Leaked a couple of weeks ago, Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G has just been officially introduced in the United States exclusively via T-Mobile.
Previously known as Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q, the smartphone will be available at T-Mobile brick and mortar stores, authorized resellers and online “in the coming weeks.”
There are no details on the pricing options yet, but the carrier promises more info will be available closer to launch, so stay tuned on that matter.
Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G is one of the few slider smartphones powered by Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box.
The phone comes with a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, which is one of its main selling points, along with the powerful dual-core CPU.
In this regard, Samsung equipped the Galaxy S Relay 4G with a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor, which is complemented by 1GB of RAM.
There are 16GB of storage inside, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card. On the back, the phone packs a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, while in the front there’s a secondary 1.3-megapixel camera for video calls.
The phone boasts an impressive 4.0-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution and 16 million colors.
Obviously, it’s fully compatible with T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ (42Mpbs) network and 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. 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,” said Andrew Morrison, vice president of product management, T-Mobile USA.