Galaxy S 4G

The Galaxy S 2 hasn't been kept much of a secret, but now T-Mobile has officially announced the Galaxy S 4G, coming this month to US customers.  The specs and features as listed:

  • 4 inch S-AMOLED display
  • Android 2.2
  • Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird CPU
  • ST-Ericsson M5720 HSPA+ 4G modem (up to 21 Mbps)
  • 5 MP rear camera with 720p recording
  • preinstalled 16GB microSD memory card
  • 1650 mAh lithium ion battery

The Galaxy S 4G is scheduled to hit the store shelves this February, and you can visit http://galaxy-s.t-mobile.com/4G for more information.  Additionally, T-Mobile has this to say about their 4G expansion:

Beginning today, T-Mobile’s network will also be delivering 4G speeds to Albany, Augusta, Columbus and Macon, Ga., and Chattanooga, Tenn., in the South region as well as in Champaign, Ill.; Lansing, Mich.; and Rochester, Minn., in the Midwest.

Read the full presser after the break, and Visit the Galaxy S 4G forums to talk all about it. [T-Mobile]

 

 

Galaxy S 4G from T-Mobile to offer blazing-fast speeds and unparalleled entertainment experience featuring movies, TV and video chat

T-Mobile expands America’s Largest 4G Network to eight new metropolitan areas in South and Midwest

Bellevue, Wash. and Dallas — Feb. 1, 2011 PST
BELLEVUE, Wash., and DALLAS — Feb. 2, 2011 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S. 1, today announced the anticipated February availability of the Galaxy S™ 4G, exclusively from T-Mobile. According to T-Mobile, the Galaxy S 4G will be the fastest smartphone running on America’s Largest 4G Network™2. The Galaxy S 4G, T-Mobile’s first smartphone capable of delivering theoretical peak download speeds of up to 21 Mbps, offers enhanced mobile experiences and unparalleled entertainment including mobile HD TV3through T-Mobile TV, the ACADEMY AWARD® Nominated film INCEPTION, and T-Mobile Video Chat powered by Qik™ — delivered at 4G speeds on its 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen display.
 
T-Mobile also announced the expansion of America’s largest 4G network into more than 100 major metropolitan areas, reaching more than 200 million people nationwide. In addition to the expanding its 4G footprint, T-Mobile also has aggressive plans to double the speed of its 4G network in 2011, and the company expects that 140 million Americans in 25 major metropolitan areas will have access to these increased 4G speeds by midyear.
 
“The Galaxy S 4G pushes the envelope by reaping the benefits of our network’s unprecedented speeds and by offering groundbreaking entertainment experiences,” said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. “We are excited to continue to expand our portfolio of 4G devices that enable our customers to have access to unique and compelling features and an optimal 4G experience.”
 
“The Galaxy S 4G offers customers Samsung’s core premium product investments to speed, screen and content,” said Omar Khan, chief strategy officer, Samsung Mobile. “Galaxy S 4G is T-Mobile’s fastest smartphone and offers Samsung’s brilliant Super AMOLED display and rich multimedia features for premium movie and TV content.”
 
Through the delivery of faster speeds comes an enhanced experience when viewing video entertainment over the Web using services such as YouTube. In addition T-Mobile TV, a pre-loaded application, offers consumers access to live and on-demand mobile HD TV on T-Mobile’s 4G network, including free programming from select stations like ABC News NOW, FOX Sports, PBS Kids and Azteca America. 
 
To further enhance the entertainment package on the Galaxy S 4G, T-Mobile has preloaded, at no additional cost to consumers, Warner Bros. Pictures’ ACADEMY AWARD® Nominated film INCEPTION which is nominated for Best Picture, Best Writing (Original Screenplay), Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Music (Original Score), Best Sound Editing and Best Visual Effects.  Customers also have the option to rent or purchase their favorite movies and TV programs directly from the Samsung Media Hub, which features a robust collection of new releases and TV shows.
 
The Galaxy S 4G’s blazing-fast speeds will make sharing memories via e-mail, social networks or video quick and easy. For example, the pre-loaded T-Mobile Video Chat application powered by Qik enables customers to share any moment with loved ones virtually whenever and wherever they want through T-Mobile’s network or Wi-Fi. Using either the front-facing or the rear camera, which features a 720p HD camcorder, paired with Video Chat allows customers to hold video conversations with friends and family who have a compatible mobile device.
 
Featured as a pre-installed application, doubleTwist® with AirSync™ provides customers with a useful and easy way to auto-sync and back up photos, HD videos and music to and from their home computer. With a Wi-Fi connection, customers can easily sync their media wirelessly and at no additional cost. The doubleTwist Player lets customers enjoy their favorite tunes and videos directly from their phone while on the go. The Galaxy S 4G also comes preloaded with Slacker Radio, offering music fans more than 130 genre stations and ability to create their own custom stations for free.
 
With a slim and sleek design, the Galaxy S 4G’s 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen display gives customers a vivid, sharp viewing experience, whether consumers choose to watch a movie or read a book or newspaper with the preloaded Kindle for Android application while on the go. Powered by Android™ 2.2, the Galaxy S 4G is equipped with a speedy Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor, an ST-Ericsson M5720 HSPA+ 4G modem to enable theoretical peak downloads of up to 21 Mbps, a 5 megapixel camera, a preinstalled 16GB microSD memory card, and a 1650 mAh lithium ion battery.
 
Availability
The Galaxy S 4G is expected to be available to T-Mobile customers in February. Customers can visit http://galaxy-s.t-mobile.com/4G for more information.
 
Beginning today, T-Mobile’s network will also be delivering 4G speeds to Albany, Augusta, Columbus and Macon, Ga., and Chattanooga, Tenn., in the South region as well as in Champaign, Ill.; Lansing, Mich.; and Rochester, Minn., in the Midwest.
 
 

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T-Mobile presents the Galaxy S 4G

33 Comments

Here is yet again another PRIME example of how much of a crook Samsung really is......Makes it where you have to buy a whole new phone to get an update.

the pure specs of this looks amazing, now they just need to get rid of touchwiz and it will be golden

I'll keep my Nexus S thanks. The only problem I have with it all is the lack of SD, but blah, Stock Android blows everything else on the market out of the water.

Why? The time frame between Vibrant and Vibrant 4G release is only about a month or two different from the difference between the Droid and the Droid 2 releases. Looks to be a similar minor update as well. Even more minor in my opinion.

If the majority of consumers don't know one software update to the next, that's more phones sold for Samsuck. So glad the hinge-give turned me off from the Epic.

What I really want to know is if that bigger battery will fit into the other Galaxy S models. Would be nice to get 10% more battery in the same package.

I guess the rumors were true after all. Samsung is holding Froyo to Galaxy S phones cause its bringing a new line out. T-Mobile and Samsung had to get it to the Vibrant with this phone hitting so soon. I'm switching phone manufacturers. Hopefully HP will have something good comming soon.

Whether it is the carriers or Samsung this kind of proves someone is holding out. It can't be because if bugs.

HP? Don't hold your breath waiting for a Palm Pre3. WebOS is irrelevant at this point. As for this Galaxy S 4G, Other than 4G chipset, what is different? That looks like a front facing camera to the right, but I see no mention of it having one anywhere.

webOS is much more polished than Android. It is unfortunate that Palm had financial troubles for more than a year and couldn't actively maintain their product line. As a result, adoption from app developers is severely lacking and so is the hardware. It will be hard for HP to bring it back but if they do, I will definitely convert back to webOS. Turnarounds can and do happen, like in 1997 not many thought Apple would be around in 2011.

Why does samsung make a "high-end" android phone and put no flash on for camera, come on fucking dumb phones have flashes on them. Come on its not that expensive of a feature to add. How can you put them on other models of basically the same phone and not.

NO LED notifications on several of their phones? Seriously???

My guess is HSPA+ eats more battery than HSPA, most likely the reason for the bump.

I suppose if you're on WiFi like me most of the time, you would get a little bump from this.

Even though the galaxy s line has awesome hardware, after this froyo debacle with my fascinate I doubt I will purchase another samsung product... Even looking at other samsung phones, it appears customer support is low on their priorities list, while companies like HTC continuously keeps their customers updated. Don't get me wrong, I have froyo running on my phone, but to have to wait 4 months and snag a leak while other phones are already on gingerbread our higher is a little insulting.

I went to some experienced Sprint Technicians at a store back when the Epic 4g came out. These techs were of the"we have hacked the snot out windows mobile" variety. They told me that they "flat out DO NOT TRUST Samsung when it comes to Smartphones because they never bother to update the software." I guess they were right. The VAST majority of Techs I have talked to have a Blackberry and an Evo. I am considering doing the same. At this point I will simply disregard anything Samsung releases except the Nexus S.

So here's my $.02... I bought my Vibrant with the understanding - per T-Mobile and Samsung's advertisements - that it would be upgraded to Froyo within a reasonable amount of time. It was not. They sold me a Vibrant with 2.1. Several months later the Galaxy tablet comes out with 2.2, still no 2.1 on my phone. Next they started selling the Nexus 2 with 2.3, yet I am still stuck with 2.1 on my phone. I literally gave up all hope on January 1st 2011. I did my research (thank you Android Central, XDA, and Team Whiskey), rooted, then installed a custom ROM on it. I've voided the warranty on my phone, but I'll tell you what, the custom ROMs on XDA kick the shit out of any crap Samsung put on this phone, it's like now I have the phone that Samsung should have sold me in the first place. Oh, and T-Mobile sent me 3 Vibrants before they gave me one that actually had working GPS. Nice quality control.

Lesson I learned... Samsung and T-Mobile knowingly pulled all these shenanigans to sell their newer phones in the hope that we'll spend more money on them, and they don't give a shit about their current customers. So I have made a conscious decision to never buy another Samsung product for as long as I live. I bought a new TV last week. Guess what, Samsung. It wasn't one of yours. I've also decided to drop T-Mobile and switch to another service provider the day my contract is up. Two big middle fingers in the air to both of you.

A little recommendation to ya. If you are looking to keep the cost low and get great service, Sprint. If you aren't concerned so much with the bill and want the best of best service, Verizon. And AT&T just sucks :p Then again, it depends where you live and go.