Samsung Galaxy S Release Date Leaked?

Stop the presses for this one but a trusted source has pinged us and told us to expect a Samsung Galaxy S launch for Magenta on July 21st. We’re chalking this up firmly in the rumor category (as we haven’t had anything officially say this phone is actually releasing on T-mobile) right now until we get further confirmation, however it definitely coincides with the previous rumor that T-Mobile and Samsung are gearing up for a major product launch in July. Hang tight while we work to get this one moved further into the confirmation territory, which can’t come soon enough!

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  • jdog

    Well thats it Nexus One for June 19th.

    • Reece

      yea, if nexus one for June 19th is the -big thing- for that day then I’m probably jumping on that since it’d DEFINITELY have a longer lifespan then the slightly better spec’d but iffy support of Samsung which still will have to wait for the Froyo update & possibly not as easy for modders to fiddle around with.

      • Ryan

        I wouldn’t be surprised if this ends up being a Tmobile-UK phone in July and then later released in the US in 2013 just in time to battle with the quad core 2ghz phones that will be dropping on Verizon.

      • mratx512

        I’ll be lmao when I see something other than the SGS on july 19th. Wouldn’t be surprised if it’s the Samsung Gravity T and Smile.

      • john

        Gravity t and :) are confirmed for june 23rd already, back to the oija board for you.

    • @the_real_newman

      The June 19th early opening is the “Official” Launch Day for the MT Slide, straight from the horses mouth.

      • Seamus

        your horse lies, the soft launch was June 2nd with the official launch date of June 16th.

      • @the_real_newman

        16th, 19th..its all semantics :-)

  • Mohammad

    How much is the price? $199 on contract? And do I have a gurantee it’ll be officially upgraded to android 2.2?

  • Jim

    A T-Mobile employee told me last week that there was going to be a major phone launch during the second half of July. Wouldn’t be surprised if this was it.

    • phonegeek

      atleast they talked to you the manager i talked to was like im not supposed to answer that lol

  • Robert

    Hopefully Samsung will stand behind any “guarantee” they make on this phone better than they did for the BH2…

  • Jazz

    I was debating this or the Nexus 1, but the more I see this phone, the more I love it.

    • Closetoupgrade

      We’re in the same boat. If the N1 is a definite as well, I’m going to have a hell of a time choosing. Thankfully if the rumors on both are true comparing them side by side in your hands will help a ton.

  • alt-mobile

    Hmm that’s later than I would have liked to see the SGS being released, but patience is a virtue I guess..


    another phone to add to the arsenal

  • Joe

    NEVER AGAIN SAMSUNG!!!! RIP my Behold 2

  • DannOfThurs

    I am very happy to hear this…my wife told me the other day about me thinking about an EVO that if I left TMO i’d “leave her all alone on TMO”. LOL

  • Roger

    This is what I’ve been waiting for. If this doesn’t happen, I’m definitely leaving T-Mobile for Verizon.

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Well I have changed my speculation so many times even I am confused as to what I said. Hmm… that means I can say anything in here and no one will be the wiser. So:

    This is right in line with my predictions. I am so wise. I am truly master of all I survey (that at this time happens to be a computer monitor. Oh well).

    Seriously, with that SGS video tour showing the SGS appeared ready to go to T-Mobile for a debut some time soon, coupled with all the other evidence, July seems THE date.

    It makes sense for all the reasons previously stated (including that Samsung would not debut the SGS at the time that Apple, Evo, and the Slide were showing up. (While Samsung may give a rip about the Slide, T-Mobile cares. It would not allow the SGS to steal the Slide’s time in the spotlight.)

    It makes more sense for the SGS to be T-Mobile’s “July-August” phone, a time when phone debuts are not as prevalent as the June or Holiday launches.

    Here is the video, if you missed it:

    • watbetch

      You can stop smelling your own farts now

      • Ryan


  • quikzilver

    I feel safe buying this phone since it is a high end phone it has launched all over the world. Samsung cannot afford to let this phone go into android obscurity.

    • AndroidMaster

      I agree, Samsung will NOT abandon the Galaxy S because this phone is a beast! The Behold II is a lot different than this one.

  • raymond

    well this is good we knew samsung had a phone coming in july just wasnt sure it was the sgs

    july 21 -_- way to make us wait maybe project emerald will get more info by then ;)

    yeh tmobile is trying to advertise the slide -_- mehhhh

  • BoomBoomBang

    Im not really a fan of Samsung phones, blah.

  • enianen

    It’s very difficult to get excited about this after the Behold II fiasco. I’m certainly not going to jump on anything without a firm commitment from Samsung about what kind of support this phone will be getting.

    • kakyak

      I love when big companies fail and miss small but important things like thinking it’s okay to leave out a camera flash. This is as fail as the original MyTouch that didn’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

      • Toro

        Flash is not a deal breaker for me. I rarely use my flash on my blackberry and I have a better Canon camera if I want high quality pics in the dark.

  • Lamar

    might just skip this and get the streak. that phone/tablet is too awesome for me to pass up

  • Green Robot

    I’m excited about this. SGS is going to be a great phone and I have no qualms with buying it. T-Mobile is really testing my patience with this July 21st release date. I really wonder what kind of pathetic fiasco June 19th is going to turn out. Do they really expect that many people to get up early on a Saturday for the mT3G Slide sale? Dotson must really be completely out of touch with reality at this point.

    • kakyak

      I think that it’s pretty clear that people are beyond a FREE phone campaign. That was so 2001. People want the most advanced phone and cost is secondary. A handset lineup of mid-tier crap for free is not going to get any wireless company out of the gutter.

  • http://crackberry Vinnyjr

    I researched the heck out of all these new power phones and the Nexus One is still the best power phone made. I went and ordered mine Friday evening and will have it today before 3:00. Waiting for the delivery right now. Samsung Galaxy S is a good phone from all the specs we have seen but like HTC and Google combined. The Nexus is just a great, great phone. Snag one up before they are all but history. With T-Mobile’s new 3+G fast internet service this phone flies. Live in Suburb of Boston with great 3G signal right now and the new service should be here sometime in the next week or two.

    • DJ Indigenous

      enough sead

    • The Trendaholic

      You said it! I did some research as well and that’s why I purchased my N1 a few days ago bcuz it’s still the top power phone out believe it or not. Plus being able to be first in line for the latest sweetness from Google doesn’t heart either :-)

      • john

        Whaaaa?!? You dumped your briq? Thought you were gonna marry that thing.

      • john

        If this dub posts, my bad but I feel it’s odd you gave me the opinion that you were gonna wifey the briq

  • teesquared

    I hope it’s true! I’d gladly sign a new contract if and when T-Mo releases this phone….they really need to up their MARKETING game! This phone could very well be T-Mo’s answer to the EVO

  • Spencer

    Is it running 2.2???? The picture shows settings that say default memory….

  • ObsceneJesster

    I don’t think this phone will be in the same boat as the Behold II. This is Samsung’s flagship phone being released to 115 country’s. They did not sell a lot of Behold II’s so they figured it wasn’t worth it to have there developer’s commit to making a update for it. There has already been lines of people waiting for this phone over seas because of this being the first mobile device with a Super AmoLED display paired with the fastest smartphone processor available today. It’s a shame that Behold II owners have a bad taste in there mouth from Samsung’s spoog because they will not get to experience on of the most powerful Anroids’s poised to release this year.

  • ObsceneJesster

    I don’t think this phone will be in the same boat as the Behold II. This is Samsung’s flagship phone being released to 115 country’s. They did not sell a lot of Behold II’s so they figured it wasn’t worth it to have there developer’s commit to making a update for it. There has already been lines of people waiting for this phone over seas because of this being the first mobile device with a Super AmoLED display paired with the fastest smartphone processor available today. It’s a shame that Behold II owners have a bad taste in there mouth from Samsung’s spoog because they will not get to experience on of the most powerful Anroids’s poised to release this year.

  • Gerber

    Man, im so pumped!!!! I’ve been waiting for this phone since the beginning of May. I neverleft T-Mobile because i knew they were gonna surprise me with something like this. I kind of wished it would come out earlier, but patience is a virtue. The temptations (Evo 4g, Droid Incredible, and MyTouch 3G Slide) certainly were tempting, but this phone looked too good to pass up on. July 21st it is, i begin my countdown now……

  • Gerber

    Man im so pumped!!!! I didn’t leave T-Mobile becuse i knew they were gonna surprise me with something like this. I’ve been waiting for this phone since the beginning of May, and don’t get me wrong, the temptations were difficult to overcome (Evo 4G, Droid Incredible, MyTouch 3G Slide, etc.) but now i know that July 21st is the day. I wish it would come sooner, but I guess it’s ok. Patience is a virtue. My countdown to July 21st starts now……….

  • kinoy

    This is definitely going to be a good phone, now the question becomes .. would you choose Samsung over Nexus One?

  • joe

    looks purty but am not going to let looks make my decision on my next phone. Between this and the nexus one.I would rather get the nexus one at least its guaranteed further os updates . I learned my lesson with the behold 2 .

  • bakaruru

    why the 21st of july? why is t-mobile yanking our chains? i’m tired of waiting for a great phone to be available with this carrier.

    • Bigs12

      so leave, One less customer to deal with…..

      • Green Robot

        Here’s a brilliant business strategy: tell your customers to quit. You should probably write to Dotson and let him know that he should try this next. Maybe he can get T-Mobile to loose more customers that way.

  • Jim

    I thought T-Mobile was supposed to have a Big Release sometime in the middle of June?? am I wrong about that?? Just wondering. I’m just nervous about a Samsung phone with all the problems of No Upgrades or slow upgrades. Maybe I’ll wait for a 1.5 gig snapdragon and Froyo (without an upgrade) phone.

    • Comicaze

      There were many speculations, but nothing concrete.

  • JaylanPHNX

    It’s later than I’d have liked, but still earlier than I can afford (LOL). I read on that the European models range from $499 to $780 depending on the internal memory. If T-Mobile can get the 8GB version for a total of $499, I’ll gladly snatch one up. Or ask my wife for one for my Sept. birhtday, at least. Maybe Christmas? Pretty please…

  • ObsceneJesster

    @JaylanPHNX….Just to clarify a few things. Those prices are the unsubsidized pricing. The subsidized price will likely be on par with the iPhone 16gb model($199) being that they have almost the same internals. Hummingbird processor, 16gb internal memory, and 512mb of RAM. However I am hoping that the unsubsidized price is around $500 because I don’t like signing contracts.

  • SteveBerman

    Not impressive at all. T-mobile is slipping. Unless the new DROIDkick woo’s me I’m out.

  • lev

    Is it me, or does this phone have an uncanny resemblance to the Iphone? even the OS looks similar with the icons

  • ali

    I would steer clear of any samsung phone. Based on how poorly they supported their behold 2, this would we another device with great hardware but no support. Samsung released the Galaxy i7500 with 1.5 which was their ‘flagship’ phone about 1 year ago and until this day, they did not upgrade it to 1.6. So a global release is no guarantee of any support.

    • Green Robot

      I think Ali that you are just plain wrong. People who bought Behold 2 and are staying away from Galaxy S are making 2 fatal mistakes:
      1) They bought Behold 2 when clearly it was a junk underpowered device
      2) They think that Galaxy S is not going to get updates because the junky underpowered Behold 2 didn’t.
      Galaxy S is in a whole different league and is much more future proof than Behold 2 ever was. It is also a major flagship device for Samsung when Behold 2 was a niche failed experiment. No comparison here.

  • Andy G

    I didnt think Iphones had 1ghz processors? Correct me if im wrong

    • Reece

      the new iPhone 4 does have a 1Ghz chip, same chip that can be found in the iPad

  • iBustcherries

    Sorry, I’m in no way excited about this phone. I have had some bad experiences with Samsung phones and the software that they put on them…. Pass on to the next phone

  • durte

    my question is is this the original I9000 or the t959? will it also have the SUPER AMOLED screen or a regular AMOLED screen? these are very important questions for the purchasing of this phone for me. if its the t959, i’m going to order my galaxy s from europe, nuff said!

    • J-Hop2o6

      the internal name for the unbranded version is i9000/Galaxy S.. once it reaches T-Mobile, they’ll change the internal name to SGH-T959 with the brand name either Behold 3 or Galaxy S.. and yes it will have Super AMOLED.. and if u order the European version, it will NOT work with TmoUSA 3G.. so just wait for another month.

  • David

    Did everyone forget the Nokia N8 has Tmo AWS freqs?

  • Garret

    Guess a July 21 date would fit considering AdroidGuys is reporting that Samsung is sending out Save the Date emails for a June 29 announcement…

  • GreenTea

    Thinking about saving up for an unlocked iPhone 4. TMo’s phone selection blows into the foreseeable future. I’ve waited about as long as I could for a power Android phone. I don’t want crappy Sprint or ATT and Verizon is too expensive for me.

    N1 Schmin 1…that was so 6 months ago. Lost its luster plus I don’t have an upgrade. Just MY opinion.

  • jmts80

    If I can be assured (in writing) that Touchwiz can b turned off, it will be upgraded to the latest Android version, and that it has a camera flash I will b first in line to buy this phone :)

  • BlueNinjaMonkey

    I’ll be getting this fo sure.

    Question: My wife wants the MT3G Slide. we are on a family plan, if i use the discount to get her the MT3G Slide this month, will i still qualify to get a discount on the Galaxy S next month? Assuming that it won’t be sound under a special plan and that it actually comes out.

    • Elric

      I also have a family plan and the upgrade will just affect your wife’s line not yours. You would still qualify for the upgrade discount when the Galaxy S is released. However, your two year contracts will be off by a month.

  • Nocomment

    Having played with the phone I have to say it’s nothing like the behold 2’s glitchy system and ruins faster than the n1 on speed tests. Definite buy! Good call on the release date and the june early opening is just a big sale no major phone launch sorry n1 users but that’s not to us till already november when verizon gets it too

  • ObsceneJesster

    Samsung is no worse than other manufacturers when it comes to updating there devices. Are you guy’s forgetting that the MyTouch is still sitting at 1.6. That doesn’t even have a custom UI. The MyTouch GEN 2 has more than enough power to run Android 2.X. I know because I am running 2.1 right now.

  • anonymous-x

    This Galaxy S is CDMA, right?

  • B

    Nothing but hilarious to me that everyone is yelling abandon ship after the Behold “fiasco” lol what a choice of words.

  • ziggy

    The Galaxy i7500 is the spica… completely different from this phone which by the way is quite impressive… the spica was released too long ago to be considered a “major release”

  • anonymous-x

    The N1 is a year old.

    • Reece

      actually it’s 6 months old. This time a year ago the G1 was still the only Android phone on the market

  • ObsceneJesster

    @J-Hop2o6…No I didnt miss the post. Did you read mine. I said the MyTouch (is still) on 1.6. I don’t believe anything posted on any website until I see it. You know, it’s amazing what people can do with a program called photoshop.

  • alex

    i’m debating between This, slide, or n1. i know the Galaxy S beats them both spec wise, especially since it supports dvix(avi) video, which BTW all movies on my ps3 are=), but after the behold 2 thing ‘m afraid that if i get this phone i will have to wait for froyo, i want a touch screen monster, hopefully the twist does not have a keyboard, but most likely it will be this phone, although the My Touch franchise does get a lot of support like accesories, but this phone is a powerhouse with Super Amoled screen, atmelMax touch sensors, dvix(avi) video support with many mores, fast processor up to 16bg internal storage, latest version of android(i know froyo is, but officially it has not been released)hd video capture, with flash(rumor, just AT&T version said not to have flash),getting froyo, and etc.=) Can’t wait chances are im getting it.

  • tecjunkie

    Can this be used to tether out of the box? Looks nice still a little hesitant to give up a physical keyboard like my TP2 has.

    • soon2TMO

      yes it does! MOBILE AP

    • soon2TMO

      yes it does.. mobile ap!

    • john

      Pdanet is your android friend, you will probably have to dl the samsung specific drivers, but once you get froyo you can delete it.