Just when we thought T-Mobile was going to be left in everyone's dust, they go ahead and announce the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G – it's interesting to me that it's not the Galaxy S2 Blaze 4G? Anyways T-Mobile announced the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G — a HSPA+ 42mbps device from Samsung. The Blaze 4G features a dual-core Snapdragon S3 at 1.5GHz and a Super AMOLED screen, and offers a “variety of pre-loaded entertainment.” We'll be sure to catch up with T-Mobile and get more information.
This is only T-Mobile's second device that can reach up to 42mbps on their HSPA+ although the chances of you actually seeing that speed is very limited. Other 4G devices on their network like the HTC Sensation and the Galaxy S2 from Samsung can only get up to 21 mbps of HSPA+ in theory, but the highest I have seen on my HTC Sensation is about 8mbps, which is plenty fast, even for downloading new ROM's on 4G.
We've got the full press release for you below, and pictures and videos coming soon.
T-Mobile announces the latest addition to its lineup of fastest 4G devices at the
2012 Consumer Electronics Show
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Jan. 10, 2012 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Samsung Telecommunications
America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S., today announced the
upcoming availability of the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G. Adding to T-Mobile’s lineup of
fastest 4G devices, the Galaxy S Blaze 4G will be the third smartphone to take advantage of 4G
technology (HSPA+42) running on America’s Largest 4G Network. Featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor with 1.5 GHz dual CPUs, a brilliant Super AMOLED touch screen
and a variety of pre-loaded entertainment, the Galaxy S Blaze 4G provides fast access to the
things consumers want most.
“Consumers want the accessibility and entertainment capabilities that smartphones offer, and
we’re committed to providing a range of 4G device options,” said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice
president, marketing, T-Mobile USA. “The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is the latest smartphone
that enables consumers to unlock the full potential of T-Mobile’s faster 4G network. With a
compelling set of entertainment features, paired with our Unlimited Value and Monthly4G plans,
we’re continuing to make it easy and affordable for consumers to experience the benefits of 4G.”
The Galaxy S Blaze 4G will offer a variety of pre-loaded entertainment features so consumers
can enjoy their favorite movies, TV shows, games, music and more while on-the-go. The
Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is expected to be available later this year; additonal details
regarding features will be revealed closer to availability. For more information, visit