The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G – the newest in Samsung’s interminable line of long-named smartphones – is hitting T-Mobile stores in March of this year. Don’t get too excited, though – there’s a reason Samsung got this announcement out of the way before Mobile World Congress next week.
That’s not to say the Blaze is a bad phone – it sports a Snapdragon S3 1.5 GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor and is compatible with T-Mobile’s 42 Mbps HSPA+ 4G network. There’s a nice, shiny 3.9” Super AMOLED display, too. It sounds like a solid phone for entertainment, as Samsung and T-Mobile are touting a specialized Yelp app and the Samsung Media Hubs in their ads for the new phone.
But, as mentioned before, there is a downside – this is an Android 2.3 phone, and there is no word on whether or not it will be Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) compatible.
To round out the specs, the Blaze comes with a 5 MP camera and a 1.3 MP front-facing camera.
The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G will be on sale in T-Mobile stores this March for $150, with a two-year contract, which seems a little much for a phone that’s going to be out-of-date from day one.