Well, if there was any lesson against being an early adopter, let it be this: TmoNews has gotten ahold of some official T-Mobile slides that give details on the Samsung Vibrant 4G, an update to T-Mobile's version of the Galaxy S that will make any current VIbrant owner cringe:

  • Full HSPA+ connectivity
  • Front-facing camera with Qik (not Skype) pre-loaded and still no flash on the rear camera
  • Android 2.2 Froyo

By full HSPA+ connectivity, I mean that the Vibrant 4G is able to reach download speeds of 21 Mbps (2.6 MB/s) and above, while T-Mobile's current 4G phones, the MyTouch 4G and G2, are limited to 14.4 Mbps, or just under 2 MB/s. The front-facing camera isn't much of surprise, as T-Mobile will probably want all of their upcoming 4G phones to be capable of video calls. The fact that it has Froyo pre-loaded as opposed to Android 2.1, like the rest of the Galaxy S phones, may be either good or bad news, depending on whether they have 2.2 in the cards at all anymore.

One thing is for sure - if you've been planning on picking up a Vibrant, you'll probably want to hold off until this upgraded version hits the stores. Sorry, the date was not provided, so stay tuned.

Vibrant 4G image

Source: TmoNews