T-Mobile Galaxy S Blaze Q press shot appears, Aug. 15 release rumored

A press render for the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q (gasp) has emerged, seemingly confirming rumors of an Aug. 15 release for the upcoming QWERTY slider. The device, which we'll mercifully call the Blaze Q from now on, is rumored to rock a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 720p screen and Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. Essentially, a Galaxy S3 with a full physical keyboard, which is exactly what it looks like in the shot above.

Today's render, obtained by TmoNews​, hints at a possible release next Wednesday, Aug. 15. The date is mentioned in the clock and weather widget on the phone, and last month a leaked internal screen claimed that's when the Blaze Q would launch. As you may have noticed, certain manufacturers like to include launch and announcement dates in promotional photos -- for example, the Galaxy S3 press renders all showed May 3, the date of that phone's unveiling in London. It's far from conclusive, but the evidence is certainly stacking up in favor of a Blaze Q launch in just under a week.

Tmo customers, anything here catch your eye? Let us know in the comments.

Source: TmoNews

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  • Unless that's a laptop-sized keyboard coming out the bottom, it looks like the screen is significantly less than 4.8"
  • The screen is 4.0 inches. This phone is essentially a Captivate Glide/Galaxy S Glide with updated hardware. If it releases on AT&T, or better yet factory unlocked, I'll definitely buy it. Not too thrilled with T-Mobile's network though.
  • Finally!!! A QWERTY on GSM that is not evil AT&T. I'm totally getting this one, so it better have a huge screen.
  • What AT&T? It's CDMA carriers the ones getting most of the already limited selection of keyboard-equipped smartphones!
  • A 4 inch screen with a qwerty keyboard.. yawn. Make a Galaxy S3 Q with at least a 4.5 inch 720p screen and the rest of the specs listed, and then you have a winner. Don't see why OEMs are so against bigger screened qwerty phones
  • anyone wanting a over 4.5 inch screen is a tard. the phone is going to be soooo bulky and you'd likely cry about it. Keyboard phones should always have a from 3.5 to 4.5 standard. the biggest thing you should worry about is the button feel and thte overall design, who's going to watch videos on a bulky keyboard phone. meh