As Samsung continues to release phones in the Galaxy line, they are working to provide great phones to all types of customers. The Galaxy S Blaze is another one which is meeting the needs of the middle to low end market which is coming to T-Mobile next month. One can assume based on the name, they are using components from the Galaxy S to deliver this to T-Mobile. This one is not going to be blazing any speed records compared to all the other phones coming in the market with quad core performance, but it is also not going to cost you any of the very high price tags which go along with those type of phones either. It is going to be a very good phone for everyday use with its dual core processor in T-Mobile’s HSPA+ wireless network.
While T-Mobile is recovering from the failed merger with AT&T, their 4G LTE plans have not gotten off the ground yet so they need to have some great phones to sell in the mean time. The Galaxy S Blaze fits the bill for that. With a 3.97 inch touch screen, it is providing decent real estate for you to work with the smart phone. This is bigger than what the iPhone 4S is providing at a greatly reduced price as well. Coming with a Super AMOLED screen, it will be providing you with some brilliant colors.
With a 5 megapixel (rear) and 1.3 megapixel (front) camera you are getting good picture taking quality. For the OS, it is coming with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and there has been no clear indication of if and when it will be getting Ice Cream Sandwich. We will assume that it will be getting that upgrade some time in the 2nd quarter. For performance, T-Mobile does not have all of their HSPA+ network running at the same speed, so depending on where you are located, you could see up to 42 bytes per second or up to 21 bytes per second. That is something where you will have to refer to T-Mobile to get that information.
Pricing for the Galaxy S Blaze is set at $149.99 after you get a $50 mail in rebate. This is another one of those annoyances that we continue to see from wireless carriers. For now, T-Mobile has put up a sign up page where you can be notified as a reminder when the phone is released. We have found that generally these kind of email notifications are well after everyone already knows it has arrived. As to exactly when it will be arriving, there is no rumors or leaks of that information right now, so you will just have to wait.