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Looks like a handful of undisclosed T-Mobile stores will be getting their hands on the recently announced Samsung S Galaxy Blaze 4G on March 21 - a full week ahead of the nationwide release of the device (March 28th). The Blaze is one of the fastest smartphones to hit T-Mo's HSPA+ network, rocking some pretty decent specs (sorry, no word on RAM or storage capacity at the moment):

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread (will likely be updated to Android 4.0)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 Dual-Core Processor clocked at 1.5GHz
  • 3.97" Super AMOLED display
  • 5MP rear shooter with 720p video capabilities
  • 1.3MP front-facing camera
  • Expandable storage via microSD slot

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If the Blaze sounds like the smartphone for you, you'll be able to pick one up for $149 after a $50 mail-in-rebate and two-year agreement.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Anand

    Though I doubt I'll pick it up, I like this kind of device. All the specs (well, we'll have to wait for the official RAM figure) of a high end device but with a smaller screen.

  • Mark

    Why is this any better or different than T-Mobile's Galaxy S II?

    • http://youtube.com/ruebarb263 Rueben Burrows

      New screen size + if it is a 720p display then the PPI would probably be higher than current models. :)

      • jromankvcc

        720p indicates the maximum video recording (camera) resolution available to this phone, not its screen resolution.

        All in all, I believe this is supposed to be a mainstream, cheaper device that more people can afford/hold in their hand with HSPA+ 42.

        Then again, with special offers, this is not cheaper than the Galaxy S2 or the Amaze 4g, so I think it's all about packing power in a smaller device. The HSPA+ 42 comment stands.

        • Mark

          Well we don't have confirmed specs on the resolution of the display. The screen size on the Blaze is nice; I always thought the T-Mobile SGS2 was a bit too big, didn't fit well in ones hand, your thumb couldn't hit the buttons at the bottom on the far side. So a smaller screen would be welcome, but having a higher resolution, like 720p on the display, would definitely give it a leg up on the SGS2. Short of that, the only benefit of this device over the SGS2 is the smaller screen size, maybe for smaller people, ladies, etc. but it'd be nice if it had more storage, RAM, better screen resolution; something to set it apart from the SGS2.

  • Eddie

    What the hell is the point of a 3.97" screen? Couldn't they spare the .03 of an inch and make it an even 4?

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