T-Mobile Announces The Galaxy S 4G

At this point the Samsung Galaxy S/Vibrant Plus/Vibrant 4G is hardly a secret as we’ve already uncovered “in the wild pics,” specs and pretty much everything else one could want to know about a phone. Tonight T-Mobile officially announces to the world, the Galaxy S 4G (cue drum beats).

The Galaxy S 4G is T-Mobile’s first smartphone capable of delivering theoretical speeds of HSPA+ 21 Mbps. Offering enhanced mobile experiences including mobile HD TV through T-Mobile TV and video chat powered by Qik.

The rear camera will feature 720p HD recording which will play back beautiful on the 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen. The Galaxy S 4G will come powered by Android 2.2 along with the Cortex A8 Hummingbird 1GHz processor, pre-installed 16GB memory card, 5 megapixel camera and a ST-Ericsson M5720 HSPA+ 4G modem capable of giving 21 Mbps seeds.

Check out the rest of the details in the full press release below!

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. 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 TV3 through 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.

T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network not available everywhere. See coverage details at T?Mobile.com. 4G used in connection with the Galaxy S™ 4G product name refers to the fact that the Galaxy S™ 4G is designed with HSPA+ technology.

Android is a trademark of Google, Inc.

ACADEMY AWARD® is a registered trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

1 No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics Q3 2010 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Report.

2 T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network not available everywhere; see coverage details at T?Mobile.com. 4G used in connection with the Galaxy S 4G product name refers to the fact that the Galaxy S 4G is designed with HSPA+ technology.

3 Mobile HD TV can deliver a bit rate of 800kbps and 16:9 resolution; the bit rate and resolution experienced will vary based on many factors, e.g., programming, network connection and device.

About T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the third quarter of 2010, approximately 130 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.8 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS, the world’s most widely-used digital wireless standards. Today, T-Mobile operates America’s largest 4G network, and is delivering a compelling 4G experience across a broad lineup of leading devices in more places than competing 4G services.  T-Mobile USA’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile USA among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.  For further information on Deutsche Telekom, please visit www.telekom.de/investor-relations.

  • Kinda wierd when you think of it, that this announcement is coming before the Galaxy S 2 announcement. I wonder how many people are gonna buy this phone and then realize what’s coming.

  • Kinda wierd when you think of it, that this announcement is coming before the Galaxy S 2 announcement. I wonder how many people are gonna buy this phone and then realize what’s coming.

  • Kinda wierd when you think of it, that this announcement is coming before the Galaxy S 2 announcement. I wonder how many people are gonna buy this phone and then realize what’s coming.

    • saad1115

      this is the galaxy s 2. its called galaxy s 4g

  • MayorMcCheese

    No. For the simple fact that it’s samsung.

    • Anonymous

      You spelled “Samsung” wrong. It’s Samsuck

  • Anonymous

    Does the camera have a flash this time?

  • Anonymous

    Does the camera have a flash this time?

  • i want.

  • i want.

  • Petey

    If I knew this going to come out, I wouldn’t buy the original Vibrant, but again i don’t regret since I won’t be supporting samsung mobile anymore due to their long waiting updates and bs from them.

  • Petey

    If I knew this going to come out, I wouldn’t buy the original Vibrant, but again i don’t regret since I won’t be supporting samsung mobile anymore due to their long waiting updates and bs from them.

  • Petey

    If I knew this going to come out, I wouldn’t buy the original Vibrant, but again i don’t regret since I won’t be supporting samsung mobile anymore due to their long waiting updates and bs from them.

    • Anonymous

      long waiting updates—-that’s debatable. not asking you to support Samsung—just saying the update issue is very debatable. think about it.

      • Karlc

        agreed.
        these people who constently complain about updates should wait for a phone that has the OS system they desire…oh wait, these people are always expecting the free upgrades. people its a business.
        realize it, learn it and just like what you purchase. to think your phone will always be a priority for an upgrade is crazy. unless you own a “google ” phone (nexus) lower expectations, you’ll be a better person for it.
        enjoy the device you buy,when you buy it and know that an update is coming…when thay have modified it to work properly on your device!
        Late!

        • Petey

          Maybe The iPhone is an option for me.

        • Its is and always will be an option. You’re free to get w.e. phone you’d like, but if you’re posting here, try to keep on the topic – iPhone isn’t one one them.

        • Its is and always will be an option. You’re free to get w.e. phone you’d like, but if you’re posting here, try to keep on the topic – iPhone isn’t one one them.

        • Trmacdonal

          Hey its a business. If they want to piss off their customers by delaying updates, then those customers are going to look to a different manufacturer. Don’t lower your expectations, that’s stupid.

      • Karlc

        agreed.
        these people who constently complain about updates should wait for a phone that has the OS system they desire…oh wait, these people are always expecting the free upgrades. people its a business.
        realize it, learn it and just like what you purchase. to think your phone will always be a priority for an upgrade is crazy. unless you own a “google ” phone (nexus) lower expectations, you’ll be a better person for it.
        enjoy the device you buy,when you buy it and know that an update is coming…when thay have modified it to work properly on your device!
        Late!

  • Petey

    If I knew this going to come out, I wouldn’t buy the original Vibrant, but again i don’t regret since I won’t be supporting samsung mobile anymore due to their long waiting updates and bs from them.

  • Anonymous

    too bad this is a samsung. But as a mytouch 4g owner im kinda pissed they didnt include this radio in my phone

  • Anonymous

    too bad this is a samsung. But as a mytouch 4g owner im kinda pissed they didnt include this radio in my phone

  • Anonymous

    T Mob, this is not as bad as the Streak, but its not good at all.

    Dual cores and VM’s are a must.. 21Mbps is theoretical… So it doesn’t offer much over your current line up. And its a Samsung, that in its self is bad news (Samsung must understand that their brand took a hit, nice hardware but subpar software and customer support, LG is ready to eat you alive!).

    Some maybe foolish enough to buy this phone, and two months down the line, when dual cores show up, they will regret their decision. This phone last year, would have rocked. this year, its less than blah!

    • Izzybrexx

      Sorry to burst your bubble but Samsung is gonna be to tmonile what motor is to Verizon!…get over it!..

      • Izzybrexx

        Spell check *

  • Edsal24

    Meh, my Nexus S is still better than this.

    • reddz80

      I loooove my Nexus S….better than any other phone I’ve ever owned…2.3, no lag…awesome battery life…and vanilla Android…even though it’s not HSPA+, it’s still blazing fast…IMO. I compared it to a MT4G internet speed, and my Nexus S beat the MT4G my friend had.

      • Sami Abuzeineh

        lol agreed!!! i got the nexus s too!!! best phone ever!!!!!

      • Sami Abuzeineh

        lol agreed!!! i got the nexus s too!!! best phone ever!!!!!

        • Izzybrexx

          Yes nexus s baby…..I had sex with mine the day I got her!!!….ftw

        • Izzybrexx

          Yes nexus s baby…..I had sex with mine the day I got her!!!….ftw

        • Izzybrexx

          Yes nexus s baby…..I had sex with mine the day I got her!!!….ftw

      • Sami Abuzeineh

        lol agreed!!! i got the nexus s too!!! best phone ever!!!!!

    • reddz80

      I loooove my Nexus S….better than any other phone I’ve ever owned…2.3, no lag…awesome battery life…and vanilla Android…even though it’s not HSPA+, it’s still blazing fast…IMO. I compared it to a MT4G internet speed, and my Nexus S beat the MT4G my friend had.

  • Nexus Eddie (Edsal24)

    Meh, My Nexus S is still better than this :p

  • Nexus Eddie (Edsal24)

    Meh, My Nexus S is still better than this :p

  • mrjoeyloke

    no thanks! i’m all set! traded the vibrant for a g2! still have my g1 too ;-)

    • Rich

      How did you trade the Vibrant? I’d like to do the same?

  • Brandon Knight

    T-Mobile is being misleading.

    They purposely stick the H sign on their phones so people don’t see how many areas of their so-called 4G areas are really just low grade 3G.

    If they want to be honest they’d show a 4G moniker when users are in 4G and a 3G one too.

  • Brandon Knight

    T-Mobile is being misleading.

    They purposely stick the H sign on their phones so people don’t see how many areas of their so-called 4G areas are really just low grade 3G.

    If they want to be honest they’d show a 4G moniker when users are in 4G and a 3G one too.

    • Anonymous

      well maybe to them it’s unnecessary since “H” only means “faster than 3G” regardless of speed. for instance,, let’s say 3G maxes out at 5mbps and your device says “H”, then you might be running anything above 5mbps…which is still good. I don’t know, but that’s how i see it. i get your point though.

    • pantlesspenguin

      I thought on the G2 it shows H when in a HSPA+ area & 3G in a 3G area. Is this wrong? I know on my MT4G is says H regardless of HSPA+ or 3G. I know when you go into your mobile network settings you can see if it’s HSPA+, HSPA, or HDSPA (I think that’s right…I may have turned some letters around).

  • Brandon Knight

    T-Mobile is being misleading.

    They purposely stick the H sign on their phones so people don’t see how many areas of their so-called 4G areas are really just low grade 3G.

    If they want to be honest they’d show a 4G moniker when users are in 4G and a 3G one too.

  • LurkR

    Eh snooz fest…. So how ’bout that G-Slate!!!

  • Jwicks82

    Thats cool………does ANYONE know when we’ll see the optimus2x??? I heard sometime in March but you would think we would get some sort of news about it. I WANT THE OPTIMUS 2X!!!!!!!!!

  • LSxChevelle

    Anyone notice a 1650mah battery vs. the 1500mah in the original? Good improvement.

  • LSxChevelle

    Anyone notice a 1650mah battery vs. the 1500mah in the original? Good improvement.

  • tmofan2006

    i will but this phone if i dont like it i will have 30 days 2 return if something better comes out so its cool wit me

    • 1234me

      better be sure. it’s only 14 days, unless you’re in certain states like CA

      • TmoG2

        You should probably check your facts. T-mobile does offer a 30 day buyers remorse if you buy it from the sales department at the 800 number for t-mobile.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t dog this phone like I did my Vibrant until it was updated to Froyo. I just hope for the sake of Samsung and for buyers that it doesn’t have all the issues the Vibrant had when it was first released.

  • Anonymous

    It really makes me wonder why tmo is getting this phone..As many have stated the GS2 is around the corner. I hope tmo gets that too….I don’t see Samsung abandoning their multi-carrier domination approach with the Galaxy S successor……LG is gonna force Samsung to be a lot more competitive and i love it.

  • Touch Wizzzzz ZZZzzzuuuccckkkksssss!!!

  • bearrott

    Question so What would you buy the new vibrant 4g or the curent my touch 4g thinking about the my touch but love that screen on the samsung and what will I lose or gain by going with one or the other?

    • Grafjordan

      I think they’re both nice, but I like a phone with a good camera, and it always seems like htc phones have lower quality cameras, and of course the screen is much better on the samsung.

  • Fam

    what purpose is this phone when a samsung 4 S S2 might come out in 6 months!!!!1

  • Fam

    what purpose is this phone when a samsung 4 S S2 might come out in 6 months!!!!1

  • CSAETEURN83

    SAD,,, should of left it like this on the first Vibrant that came out… now they wanna make more money,,, hope this flops… waitin for the G-Slate and the SG2,,, hope they at least have the flash… GOOD DAY

  • URDaddy

    This phones pointless with the LG Optimus 2x around the corner.

  • I feel for all the Samsung owners. I don’t know why anyone would want buy any of their phones or tablet at this rate. They lost my confidence but I know the regular users don’t care or even know what froyo, gingerbread is and they don’t really care as long as it works. I think Samsung buys in on the belief.

    I’m keeping an eye on the Optimus but again LG has not said it would ‘upgrade’ but it was gingerbread capable. That doesn’t sound very promising either. What is up with these rogue Korean companies?

    So my best bet is HTC or Motorola.

  • “The Galaxy S 4G is T-Mobile’s first smartphone capable of delivering theoretical speeds of HSPA+ 21 Mbps.”

    What would this sentence mean for G2 users? Are we not the first? I need to know if I need to call up tmobile and bitch or not….

  • “The Galaxy S 4G is T-Mobile’s first smartphone capable of delivering theoretical speeds of HSPA+ 21 Mbps.”

    What would this sentence mean for G2 users? Are we not the first? I need to know if I need to call up tmobile and bitch or not….

  • Tony Rutland

    I love Samsung and this phone. I have the Vibrant and will purchase this one. LG is making their strides, not wasting my time. G2 is alright but full keyboard is in the way and a waste (better off with a Blackberry). MyTouch 4G is a fast phone and I like the color options but I’m not a fan of phones that weigh a “ton”. I could care less about a flash on the camera. I’m concerned about the screen quality of the phone, how user friendly it is, the design, and this is a true entertainment phone. 16gig internal and I can add on an extra 32, I’m sold, again. Samsung makes a great product all around. I’m looking for to the release.

  • Tony Rutland

    I love Samsung and this phone. I have the Vibrant and will purchase this one. LG is making their strides, not wasting my time. G2 is alright but full keyboard is in the way and a waste (better off with a Blackberry). MyTouch 4G is a fast phone and I like the color options but I’m not a fan of phones that weigh a “ton”. I could care less about a flash on the camera. I’m concerned about the screen quality of the phone, how user friendly it is, the design, and this is a true entertainment phone. 16gig internal and I can add on an extra 32, I’m sold, again. Samsung makes a great product all around. I’m looking for to the release.

  • Rooting4TMO

    Just root your current vibrant and wait for a better dual core 4G phone coming around the corner.

  • Rooting4TMO

    Just root your current vibrant and wait for a better dual core 4G phone coming around the corner.

  • Lnb82985

    No Flash what a waist

  • killer

    is this touch wiz or full android??

  • killer

    is this touch wiz or full android??

  • Mrlemans440

    Its totally useless without a flash as far as I’m conserned. It doesn’t matter how badass the phone is. Tell you what though, LOVING my G2!

  • Mrlemans440

    Its totally useless without a flash as far as I’m conserned. It doesn’t matter how badass the phone is. Tell you what though, LOVING my G2!

    • ScritzMcGritz

      It does have flash.

      • ScritzMcGritz

        Oh wait I thought you meant Adobe.

  • Sh

    As others about to release dual core phones, we get the Vibrant 4G with very little theoretical difference from the first Vibrant. I have a love/hate relation with Tmo, wish they start realizing they need to compete by providing better phones. In my store most customers want to unlock their AT&T to use with Tmo!!! Go figure.

  • Sh

    As others about to release dual core phones, we get the Vibrant 4G with very little theoretical difference from the first Vibrant. I have a love/hate relation with Tmo, wish they start realizing they need to compete by providing better phones. In my store most customers want to unlock their AT&T to use with Tmo!!! Go figure.

  • Sh

    As others about to release dual core phones, we get the Vibrant 4G with very little theoretical difference from the first Vibrant. I have a love/hate relation with Tmo, wish they start realizing they need to compete by providing better phones. In my store most customers want to unlock their AT&T to use with Tmo!!! Go figure.

  • $650 off-contract?! (Not that I’d ever purchase a device with Samscum-supported software…)

    A little patience goes a long way: http://androidandme.com/2011/01/phones/nexus-s-successor-with-android-2-4-and-4g-data-headed-to-t-mobile/

  • Anonymous

    JUNK, Samsung has a great dual core phone going to AT&T, The device has knock out specs. This is just a piece of left over materials with a new radio. Keep it. Many customers will leave T-Mobile if they don’t give their customers some real hardware. This phone is not real hardware.