What Upcoming T-Mobile Smartphone Goes By Model Number SGH-T999? The Galaxy S Blaze 4G

Oh how we do love hidden treasures and that’s exactly what we’re finding inside this user agent string. It looks like Magenta is set to receive a Samsung model, number SGH-T999 with an ARM11 processor and a 1280x720p HD display. So what do we think it is? At first glance we suspected it could be the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but then we recognized T-Mobile doesn’t need a specific model when a HSPA+ compatible version already exists. So we moved to our second and most likely guess, this is the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G.

Let’s back up for a second though and confirm this model is indeed headed to T-Mobile and we know so for two reasons. Both reasons are apart of the “T999″ naming scheme, “T” for the name of the carrier and the “9″ at the end signifying a T-Mobile variant. For example, the Samsung Galaxy S II was the Samsung SGH-T989, the Samsung Vibrant was the T959, and the Galaxy S 4G was the T959V. The T9x9 is typically reserved for high-end models on the T-Mobile network and at the time, the Samsung Vibrant was one of the high-end models on T-Mobile.

Given that the SGH-T999 will be the highest model number ever sold on T-Mobile, we’re a little confused at rumors we’re hearing on a$150 price point for the Blaze 4G, which isn’t the usual price point for T-Mobile’s highest-end devices, especially given the Samsung Galaxy S II launch price of $229.99.  Without knowing any additional specs, we would have liked to see the “T999″ name reserved for the Galaxy S III. That being said, we again express our doubt this is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, based on a number of reasons as our main spectrum guru Conan Kudo just pointed out to me, including the idea that this user string is identifiable through a WAP signature, which isn’t supported on the Galaxy Nexus’ stock Android platform. The Nexus S however, does have one, which gives us a sneaking suspicion we’re looking at a device other than the Galaxy Nexus. However, Samsung could have placed WAP signatures back into Ice Cream Sandwich on non-stock Android devices. That, or this device is running Gingerbread. Most importantly we’ll circle back to the notion that Samsung and T-Mobile don’t need a specific model number for the Galaxy Nexus.

In conclusion, we believe this is the Galaxy S Blaze 4G. Also, on January 10th when the Blaze 4G was launched, a number of websites correctly stated the Blaze 4G was Samsung Model SGH-T999.

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  • Anonymous

    ARM11 makes no sense with a 720P display, and it BETTER launch with ICS!

    • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

      Cortex-A8, Cortex-A9, and Snapdragon S3 still identify as ARM11 for WAP signatures. Ignore them.

      • Anonymous

        Well that’s good. But I agree with others this isn’t the Galaxy S Blaze 4G, the screen is 720P, has a dual core processor and 42Mbps 4G but undercuts the Galaxy S 2? Hmm.. nope. 

        • Anonymous

          Recently T-Mobile launches more than one device at the same time so I’m hoping for a Galaxy Nexus/Galaxy Blaze same day dual release.  One for the high end and the second as the budget phone for the low end.

      • J-Hop2o6

        Yea, I was gonna say this WILL NOT be a ARM11 SoC. Because ARM11 is 6th Gen (ARMv6). That was years ago (2008 was the last time it was used widely). We are currently in the 7th Gen (ARMv7 – Cortex A8, A9, A15).

        • Anonymous

          For some reason I don’t see T-Mobile over classing the Galaxy S II so quickly with this Blaze phone.  That would mean they would have to price cut the Galaxy S II and make THAT the mid tier phone… It’s just too soon for all of that.  You’re talking about a steep price cut… and what about the Amaze?  That has the exact same specs as the GSII are they going to price cut that too?  Plus, historically we’ve seen T-Mobile launch new mid range hardware instead of making old high end hardware mid range.

        • J-Hop2o6

          We have to wait for more details. But what has leaked so far (720p-SAMOLED, S3) it seems like the same situation that happened with the Vibrant (SGS) and the Vibrant+ (SGS4G). The + added a LED flash, Android 2.2 or 2.3 OTB, 21 HSPA+, and a working GPS.

          Now it looks like the SGS2+ (SGSB4G) is following the SGS4G footsteps (a quick slight upgrade from its closest sibling).

          Also some are saying it might have a smaller screen (4″?) which will make it seem like a mid-high end phone, even tho the resolution (720p) and screen tech (HD-SAMOLED) is high-end.

        • Anonymous

          I think it’s still strange that T-Mobile wouldn’t say the Blaze would have a 720p HD screen when they announced it while at&t announced THEIR GS2 variant with a 720p hd screen coming soon.  I still think the Blaze is going to be a mid range phone but Tmo insisted on the device having 42mbps and I think the only way to pair 42mbps right now is with Qualcomm’s S3 processor.  Hence the Galaxy S Blaze and NOT the Galaxy S II Blaze.

          Remember, according to the recent leaked road map there are TWO devices launching February 15th.  I think we’re looking at a different device entirely here which will be released alongside the mid tier affordable GS2 Blaze.  Kind of like when the high end G2X launched along side the (at the time) mid range Sidekick 4G.  Let’s not forget, the Sidekick 4G in terms of hardware WAS the Galaxy S 4G with the 1Ghz Hummingbird processor and the 21mbps HSPA+ modem.  They made the Sidekick more affordable by going with a smaller LCD screen and lower resolution camera.  I think the Blaze will be to the GS2 what the Sidekick was to the GS4G.  Also now thinking back, we didn’t know about the G2X until the very last minute close to launch while we knew about the Sidekick for a while.

        • J-Hop2o6

          I guess we just have to wait and see in Feb what the two devices will be. Don’t forget the Curve Touch is in the pipeline.

        • Anonymous

          I think it’s still strange that T-Mobile wouldn’t say the Blaze would have a 720p HD screen when they announced it while at&t announced THEIR GS2 variant with a 720p hd screen coming soon.  I still think the Blaze is going to be a mid range phone but Tmo insisted on the device having 42mbps and I think the only way to pair 42mbps right now is with Qualcomm’s S3 processor.  Hence the Galaxy S Blaze and NOT the Galaxy S II Blaze.

          Remember, according to the recent leaked road map there are TWO devices launching February 15th.  I think we’re looking at a different device entirely here which will be released alongside the mid tier affordable GS2 Blaze.  Kind of like when the high end G2X launched along side the (at the time) mid range Sidekick 4G.  Let’s not forget, the Sidekick 4G in terms of hardware WAS the Galaxy S 4G with the 1Ghz Hummingbird processor and the 21mbps HSPA+ modem.  They made the Sidekick more affordable by going with a smaller LCD screen and lower resolution camera.  I think the Blaze will be to the GS2 what the Sidekick was to the GS4G.  Also now thinking back, we didn’t know about the G2X until the very last minute close to launch while we knew about the Sidekick for a while.

        • Anonymous

          There has been nothing released to suggest the Blaze will have an HD screen. That alone should be proof that this release is more likely about the galaxy nexus, not the blaze.

          If the blaze was an S2 with an upgraded screen, why was an HD screen omitted from all press releases and the current blaze screen at tmo’s website?

          If the Blaze was getting 42 hspa+, AND an HD screen, we would have heard about both.

    • Wilma Flintstone

      It’s going to launch with Donut. :D CAN’T WAIT!!!

      • Anonymous

        ugh.. if this launches with Gingerbread.. disgraceful! Gingerbread is not horrible but ICS should be on any phone launched in 2012

        • Wilma Flintstone

          It’s launching with Donut :D

        • J-Hop2o6

          I’m sure this will be upgraded to ICS in the near future.

  • Sap181

    The Txx9 is not reserved for high end phone. The T259 and T239 are no high end at all.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Sorry, I should have been more specific, the T9x9 are generally high-end devices.

      • rover

        Looks like Samsung is borrowing from Boeing in naming their phones: Boeing 7×7, Samsung 9×9. 
        Yeah, I am from Seattle. ;-) 

    • ogopogo

      The article indicates T9x9 is for high-end.

  • haters on the rocks

    My next phone not if the Samsung galaxy s 3 comes out no more LG phones

  • Anonymous

    If this is the Blaze with a 720p screen then that would explain why its screen is only SuperAMOLED and not SuperAMOLED Plus(There isnt an HD + screen yet).  Or, since it looks like it has a 4″ screen, Samsung just doesn’t make a SAMOLED Plus screen that small and this is not the Blazel.

    What a guessing time this is.

    • J-Hop2o6

      Yupp.. This means it has the same screen as the G-Nexus. + just indicates it uses RGB instead of Pentile. But with a high PPI it’s really not noticeable by reviews and users, so that’s a + , lol. So this is a HD-SAMOLED.

  • jt77

    When tmo gets an ics model, I got hundreds Im willing to drop! If it doesnt happen in the next couple weeks, then Im goin for the nexus. I got the gs2, but i get bored quickly, come on tmo, gimme somethin’ to drop some money on here!

  • Anonymous

    does this help with a time frame that we can expect it to launch?

    i am up for an upgrade on January 30th, and really wanting to get the Nexus S… is this a bad idea?

    • Anonymous

      only if you are getting it from craigslist, no way I would extend a 2 year contract on a phone that’s only a few months from end of life. That being said, it’s not a horrible phone and still holds up well (hell, my N1 still holds up well).

  • Anonymous

    While it’s true there already is a GSM G-Nex available, that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t brand theirs the same way Verizon has and Sprint is going to. I know it’s a longshot, but it’s a possibility.

  • njfpolyr6

    i might be wrong, but checked the spec from ARM website, the ARM11 processor family can only get up to 1Ghz rate….If the Blaze is clocked at 1.5Ghz with Qualcomm Snapdragon s3 processor.  so i guess it will not be a Blaze nor galaxy nexus…it will be something else….

    • J-Hop2o6

      Don’t pay attention to the ARM11 part. It will NOT be an ARM11 (ARMv6), it will be a Cortex (ARMv7).

  • Enoel69

    I might have guessed  the GS3 but the Arm11 CPU makes it not so…Exynos all the way for the GS3. Maybe an HSPA+42 or 84 device of some sort. Even thought the GSM GNex is HSPA+21, Tmo might want one with a faster HSPA+ 42 or 84..but the T999 doesn’t match the Gnex code. What ever it is i just want to see what the GS3 looks like…how much more souped up it is more than my GNex. I am loving every bit of this device…the screen is oh so amazing. I just wished they could have reduced the empty space at both ends from where the screen ends by half, bringing it to roughly 130mm tall…that would have made for a more perfect feel in hand for a device with such a massive screen.

    • Anonymous

      What do you mean by it doesn’t match the GNex code?  Is there no possible way this could be a T-Mobile branded Galaxy Nexus variant?

      • Enoel69

        Might be…the 720p HD Screen might be a give away for a GNex. But the ARM11 CPU…does the TI OMAP 4460 have any relations w/ ARM 11? Also i think the model number for the Nexus S was GT-i9020T…hence i will expect a Tmo GNex to be GT-9250T….

        • Anonymous

          I guess the GT-xxx would signify ‘Google, T-Mobile’  and since this device is T-999 it’s strictly a T-Mobile device.  What were/will be the Verizon and Sprint model numbers for the Galaxy Nexus?

        • J-Hop2o6

          Don’t pay attention to the ARM11 part. It will NOT be an ARM11 (ARMv6), it will be a Cortex (ARMv7).

  • Wilma Flintstone

    This bad boy is going to launch with an amazing 3.5 inch, Partial HD (720p) screen. It’ll pack a Octo Core Exynos processor will come with Stock Donut and will have a secondary vga camera. Oh the Jollies! Cant Wait!!! :D

    • Spanky

      I heard that the screen was going to be 3.2″, which would swivel out (a la G1) to reveal a hardware keyboard, and that it was going to have a dodecacore Snapdragon processor, clocked at 428MHz.

  • JamesJ

    One can remain hopeful but I really hope its the nexus phone. Right now its at $560 if I remember correctly…way too much. If it isnt the nexus and tmobile still has no luck with it…by summer Im predicting the nexus will be at a normal price. But when summer comes along we are already looking at iphone 5 which i may jump ship being an android guy (possibility for tmobile) and a new nexus around october- november.
    I want to give up my g2 already (although it still performs great…)
     

  • BiGMERF

    I doubt it’s the GNEX too. Hope i’m wrong though. I want all tmo users to enjoy the nexus, the easy i do

  • Soklean

    I can confirm that the T9x9 is not the blaze with the purposes screen resolution because the blaze is not an “S” series device so therefore not having either a high res screen nor will have amoled.

    So either the specs of the screen res and processor is incorrect or the “S” on the Blaze was accidentally thrown into the name on the leak. I’ve already seen the blaze and I can assure you it is not a flagship device.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      The S name came straight from T-Mobile, they are calling it the Galaxy S Blaze 4G. http://www.tmonews.com/2012/01/sign-up-to-learn-more-about-the-upcoming-galaxy-s-blaze-4g/

      • nathan118

        If this is the Blaze, why didn’t they put the HD screen in any press release before this? The place holder page on the tmo site doesn’t mention an HD screen. Seems like they would have known this before the press release, so why not advertise it?

        And does the HD screen really fit in line with the price point being rumored?

        • Anonymous

          I agree.  At&t announced their HD Galaxy S II Variant.  When T-Mobile announced the Blaze around the same time, it sounded like it was going to be a budget GS2.  If the Blaze does have an HD screen though that will reduce the chances of us getting a Galaxy Nexus on T-Mobile because it will be too similar.  But the Blaze is supposed to have only a 4 inch screen, right?  Also doesn’t T-Mobile launch multiple devices at the same time now?  Maybe it will be a Galaxy Nexus/Galaxy Blaze same day release.

        • Anonymous

          That old roadmap showed two releases next month, same day. I could see Galaxy Nexus at $250-300, and the blaze at $150-200.

    • Anonymous

      And it does have an amoled screen ”
      Brilliant Super AMOLED™ touch screen”

  • nathan118

    The Blaze strikes me as following in the Galaxy S 4G’s footsteps. Like it should be a Galaxy S2 on steroids or something.

    But the HD screen is throwing me off. Why would Tmo get a phone that is basically identical to the Galaxy Nexus? Why not just get the Galaxy Nexus itself? If this is really the Blaze, it would actually make me less confident that Tmo will ever get the Nexus. They’d be selling two phones that are practically the same.

    And the price point for a phone with an HD screen is supposed to be $150? Seems unlikely at this point.

  • Masterpuppet34

    Call it whatever if it has TOUCHWHIZ, it’s a loser to me! I can’t understand why samsung would bloat and bog down such a nice and fast (ICS) user interface with that buggy skin. Nexus FTW!

    • Wickedblue2007

      Samsung is probably gonna remove touch wiz since in the new 4.0 update it requires the ics theme to access the market.

  • Wickedblue2007

    Anyone know if this device will come pre-loaded with a movie??

    • JustMike

      Justin Bieber’s “Never Say Never”
      You heard it here first..

      • Jms122589

        O thank God I was waiting for this!

      • Anonymous

        i think im getting sick

  • http://twitter.com/CactoesGel Dean Darkblue

    Why does it seem like T-Mobile is always behind on the cool phones?

    • Tbyrne

      You stated that before dean. For me, my SGS2 is way cooler than what you’ve got. Right?

      • Anonymous

        Nice.

    • http://www.facebook.com/andrewtsingleton Andrew Singleton

      at this particular time, its because a) we dont have the iphone (which i dont care about) and b) we don’t have LTW (which i also dont care about.) SGS2 and Amaze are premium, top of the line devices.

    • Anonymous

      in all fairness they do, the other carriers have the same models they just look different. They don’t have only the iPhone and Galaxy Nexus

  • Anonymous

    This is definitely strange….can someone please explain what the blaze has over the gs2 based on what we already know? The t999 model number mentioned in this article would indicate that this device is tmobiles “best” to date. I would also like to mention that the gs4g didnt receive a completely new model number from the original vibrant (t959 for vibrant and t959v for gs4g) from what ive seen and read of the blaze, it isnt different enough from the gs2 to warrant a completely new and higher model number. The gs4g got 21mbps hspa, factory installed froyo and fcc over the vibrant….

    • Anonymous

      All TMo recent marketing for devices show 10:10 on the time. Even the 710 shows that time in the wall advertising.

      • Anonymous

        Could be nothing….just interesting. Id hope the blaze launches long before october

      • Jtntdog

        10:10 is almost always used in advertising and tv. It originally started with analog clocks. When the clock shows 10:10, it looks like a smiley face. It has nothing to do with a release date. Some of you guys think too much!

    • Daddym469

      I DROPPED IN TO RUIN YOUR MODEL NUMBER THEORY…TO MY UNDERSTANDING THOSE NUMBERS ARE INTERNAL T MO NUMBERS SIMILAR TO A SKU NUMBER. AS A COMPANY ALL MERCHANDISE MUST BE RECOGNIZED WITH A MODEL NUMBER OF SOME KIND. THE FACT THAT THE T999 IS BEING USED, IT ONLY MEANS IT BELONGS TO A NEW PHONE…MOST LIKELY A HIGH END PHONE, BUT CHECK THIS OUT, THE ORIGINAL EXHIBIT PHONE WAS MODEL SGH-T759, BUT WHEN THE EXHIBIT 2 CAME OUT ITS MODEL NUMBER WAS MODELT-679. THAT PROVES THE NUMBER IS BASED MORE ON AVAILABILITY THAN CLASS..AND FOR THE RECORD THE ORIGINAL EXHIBIT WAS MORE HIGH END THAN THE SECOND ONE. ONE THING IS FOR SURE, THIS SGH T999 IS A SAMSUNG SOMETHING…And I was not yelling!! Some people just prefer larger text.

      • Anonymous

        I hear ya…i will say that the first exhibit was more highend when it was released…..spec wise the exhibit 2 is pretty much the same…..the big difference just as you stated is a single core 1ghz processor is no longer highend…..look at tmos new mytouch and mtq….midrange by todays standards….i do see ur point esp using the exh as an example tho…..we shall see

    • J-Hop2o6

      The main upgrade will be the HD(720p)-SAMOLED screen. And maybe first to upgrade to ICS than the normal Tmo GS2.

      • Anonymous

        But if it’s an HD screen, it’s probably big, and at that point it’s practically a galaxy nexus.

        So the blaze people are somehow pointing to the model number, and most nexus people are pointing to the screen. I’d rather cross my fingers for a nexus.

      • Anonymous

        If the blaze launches with ics, devs will port it to the gs2 real quick….not concerned about the screen

  • Ricktrann

    Hey guys (and especially David),

    Now that Sprint has the GALAXY NEXUS TOO (buttheads!) what’re the chances of TMOBILE getting it too???

    Humor me! Let me know :)

    • Anonymous

      Slim to very good.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    I’m actually interested to see if this is the Galaxy Note possibly.  The Note is wayy too big of a phone for me but I’ll like to demo it nevertheless.

  • http://twitter.com/AquarianLogic Jeff Perkins

    blah blah it’s the same old phone T-Mobile keeps releasing.

  • FanOfaFan

    this is going to be just like the skyrocket HD for AT&t a galaxy s2 with an HD display 

  • Derrickps3

    whats up with all these samsung galaxy phones keep coming to tmo??? i want to see something else beside the galaxy series……like more windows phones, htc phones, tmo phones, etc

  • Chestbrah

    I love T-Mobile’s prices! As long as they’re the cheapest with the excellent 4g coverage I get where I live I’m stickin with em. I hope they get some sweet new Android and Windows Phones this year. I’ve had my Sensation since release and like it but I would love a new quad core HTC/Samsung phone.

  • Anonymous

    It could be the Galaxy Nexus, why not? Sprint bumped up the processor maybe t-mobile is doing that as well, and maybe they are making it not pentaband(ATT isnt going through anymore so no need to future proof). They could of bumped up the processor and maybe added 42mbps. I mean didn’t they say the SG4GB was qhd?

  • Junieruiz

    Blah blah blah I’m sick and tired people crying about windows phones Window phone is so behind ITS A DAMMM SHAME. I don’t see people spending $300 on a window phone. People would rather Spend $300 on a High end android device any day! This phone is just like the SKY ROCKET HD with a 1280/720 Resolution. It should come with ice cream sandwich! A faster dual core processor. It’s not the Galaxy s3 or the galaxy nuxus Is just a better version of the Galaxy s2 T mobile knows. There not getting There hands on the Galaxy s3 NO TIME SOON THE U.S ITS ALWAYS THE LAST ONE’S TO GET THE GALAXY S LINE

    • Billy Kan

      Exactly. It is cheaper because WP7 uses single core processors and smaller batteries, yer is quicker andgets better battery life than most Androids.

      • Just Root It

        Windows is noice, and reminds me of early gen Iphones in the fact that they are smooth a nd fluid, but simple and easy to use, yet lack capabilities of their competitors. Just like Iphone in 2007, windows today is a very decent device for customers who want an easy to use phone with some great features.

        But, for more advanced users, and those who want root access, and the ability to run different ROMs or overclock…Android is a leader in the market.

        But that means nothing. Apple took the world by storms in 2007, and another company could do the same…Windows doesn’t really have the following for mobile devices that Apple had in 2007, but who knows what other companies may come up with.

        Regardless, I’m glad there is veriety out there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

    longshot but Note?

    • Daddym469

      I agree, considering the international note has a 800×1280 display(check latest phonedog review), Plus if the price point is $150, that could imply the full price to be 449.99. That 449.99 or 450$ price would make sense in terms of the Value plan will initially allow up to 300$ to be paid out over 20 month’s. This would be a very high end small tablet like device minus a phone.
      To my knowledge the not is just a media player, anyone know different please reply.

  • John Voss

    Wait,so if I want I can buy (for $700 I get it) a google nexus that will download data just as fast as the SGII?  Where?  Also is there any info when the blaze is going to be available from Tmob?  THanks.

    • Anonymous

      No the GSM Galaxy Nexus has a 21mbps HSPA+ modem and the Tmo GS2 has a 42mbps modem.

  • http://Facebook.com/jayrello JayRello

    The Blaze 4G would be awesome! But the lack of stock 4.0 makes me want to wait until the Galaxy Nexus comes with a 32gb GSM model.

    • Anonymous

      GSM? The Galaxy Nexus does support GSM. And HSPA+ and LTE and CDMA and CDMA 2000……..So…..

      • http://Facebook.com/jayrello JayRello

        But there isn’t a 32gb gsm model out yet

  • Anonymous

    I thought they already stated the Blaze would be WVGA and a 1.5Ghz dual Core.  That doesn’t really line up with the arm 11 and HD resolution listed here.  From everything T-Mobile has mentioned about the Galaxy S Blaze is that it’s designed to be a more affordable 42Mbps capable device.  It sounds like the device is set to replace the Galaxy S 4G.  I’m still hoping this is going to turn out to be a 42mbps Galaxy Nexus.  The HD resolution on a 4 inch screen the Blaze is supposed to have would be a bit much.  That would be overkill.

    • J-Hop2o6

      A 720p SAMOLED screen on a phone with a 4″+ screen is overkill? GTFO. PPI will be between 326 – 367ppi. The iPhone 4/s is 323ppi.

      • Daddym469

        J-Hop, I think you’re on to something. I have been saying how there needs to be another 4inch phone released. Something that would have a high pip rating similar to I phone. With the emphasis being on the quality and clarity of the display over simply making a bigger display. If this Blaze phone is actually another variant of the original Vibrant the specs would surely make sense. Keep in mind the blaze appears to be the upgrade to the Galaxy s…it all makes sense. It would be the third phone, so the display will be at at least super amoled plus or hd. Also, a Samsung 4 in looks as big as a 4.3 becuase of the display quality….I am hoping they keep the price under 500$. Keep it a single core at 1.5ghz, if it’s possible to run and hd display on a single core…that will save on the battery and the price…This phone will be sweet..if I’m right and of course it’s going to be ice out of the box. Think about it 449.99$ value plan price…4 in hd screen..high ppi, player ice out of the box…with a 42 mbps range….this will be mobile’s IPhone…if they don’t try and sell it for 700$…

        • J-Hop2o6

          Its actually the SGS2′s closest sibling. They both share the same dual-core S3 (confirmed). So its not the 3rd SGS. As for the screen size, we don’t know yet. But should be between 4-4.3″.

  • Heisenberg

    Does anyone know what the differences between this Blaze and the Galaxy S II already available?  All I can find is that it is the same processor.  There’s obviously a difference or they wouldn’t launch it.  Perhaps a 4.0″ screen as the Galaxy S 4G replacement for people who want a smaller and/or cheaper phone?

    • Anonymous

      That’s what I was thinking.  T-Mobile is struggling to get the majority of it’s customers to get on smartphones and subscribe to data plans.  That’s why they have this huge push for entry level and mid range smartphones and it seemed like the Blaze would have been the ‘affordable’ alternative to the GS2 and the Amaze.  One thing we KNOW the Blaze won’t have is NFC so everything points to the Blaze being the cheaper 42mbps device.  There’s no way they are going to make the GS2 cheaper than the Blaze and I don’t see them EOL the GS2 anytime soon.  One of these has to be cheaper than the other, and if it’s the Blaze THAT won’t make any sense if it has HD resolution.  Let’s hope T-Mobile makes an announcement soon.

  • http://twitter.com/tvp2411 eddie

    photoshopped? how can ARM 11 processor run 720p? Isnt ARM 11 processor run 600mhz devices and reeally old back with G1 days. Correct me if im wrong please. 

    • J-Hop2o6

      Don’t pay attention to the ARM11 part. It will NOT be an ARM11 (ARMv6), it will be a Cortex (ARMv7).

      • http://twitter.com/damentz Steven Barrett

        According to…

  • Anonymous

    Sorry but that pretty much makes the Blaze and GS2 the same phone with the only difference being a Plus display on the GS2. I don’t buy it… The blaze seems more high mid-range to me and looks like a smaller screen.

    • Anonymous

      So kind of like how the Vibrant and the Galaxy S 4G were practically the same phone?

      • Ballroomdru

        Samsung does not have a $150 or $100 phone on T-Mobile. So, here comes the Blaze 4G. Take the GS 2 and give it a crapier screen….and Viola? Perhaps.  

        • Anonymous

          Yep, I can see that. You might be onto something!

  • Just Root It

    My theory is that T-mobile has a deal with Microsoft.
    The prices on all High end, highly desired devices shot up the day the Lumia came out.
    The Lumia is the featured phone on t-mobile.coma nd on all the signs at there stores.

    It seeems as though they are puuting all their eggs into one basket here, and upping prices on high end device at the same time almost encouraging budget shoppers to take windows phones.

    It just seems weird that when I walk into a t-mobile store, everything seems geared toward lumia 710, oddly not even radar.

    • http://twitter.com/Lawless_1 Lawless_1

      If they did then why can’t they get a high end WP? The HD7, Radar, and 710….. c’mon! I am actually wanting a WP for Office and Xbox Live integration but these selections are awful.

  • Vim

    A 720P display on an ARM11?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Is this someone’s idea of a joke?

     

    • J-Hop2o6

      Don’t pay attention to the ARM11 part. It will NOT be an ARM11 (ARMv6), it will be a Cortex (ARMv7).

  • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

    ARM11 and ARMv7 refer to different things. ARM11 is the classic processor family, which the Snapdragon S3, Cortex-A8, and Cortex-A9 are based on. ARMv7 is the instruction set for the processor family. The instruction set refers to instructions supported in the language known as Assembler. ARM Assembly Language has gone through major revisions, with ARMv7 being the latest. S3, CA8, and CA9 are all ARMv7 chips.

  • Anonymous

    WHY ARE YOU TYPING IN ALL CAPS????

    • Tbyrne

      I AGREE. WHY? IT’S SORT OF AGGRAVATING.

      • Daddym469

        Hoe hell can a stranger aggravate you..you must be as empty headed as your reply….For the record typing in a ll caps..is a choice for me to make, not you.

        • Daddym469

          I actually said, how can a stranger aggravate you, but perhaps the typo is a mind reader…

    • Daddym469

      So childish to reply with nothing….

  • guest

    This is not the blaze. The blaze is the t769.

    • Anonymous

      Isn’t that the Exhibit 2? At least that’s what I see from a quick google search. Besides, if we knew the blaze model number, this wouldn’t be so difficult.

      • tmorep

        Well, my demo Galaxy Blaze does show t769 also.  So I think that’s why he mentioned that model number even though it’s the same model number of the exhibit 2.  I’m sure the production model number will be different. 

        • Anonymous

          You have a demo blaze?  So does it have an HD display or not?

  • now_onTMO

    IIm speculating this is the galaxy nexus! Please let it be the galaxy nexus.. Or probably a gs2 hd version… But crossing fingers for the nexus…..

    Or the note? Can we have the note too?

    • Daddym469

      Keep in mind both the Galaxy and the nexus are both Samsung phones…The essential difference will be the first tmo ics phone running ics and it would also be the largest and best quality display on Tmo period.

  • Daddym469

    This price hike does suck considering, but I have a theory…and prediction….Now both the Amaze and Galaxy S 2 are now $599.99For now we can all assume they are the top dog Android devices available @ Tmo.The theory…the prices were raised because of a lack of high end devices currently available.My prediction is this….with the Lumia fire set and blazing and the competition, mainly. Verizon and At&T releasing so many premium phones, My firm prediction is the next Tmo release will be very high end with Ice Cream Sandwich is with a display larger than the Galaxy and higher in resolution as well…oh and last but not least, it will cost more than the Galaxy S2.I firmly believe the recent report on the phone with the model SGH-T999 IS THE GALAXY NEXUS. I ALSO PREDICT IT WILL SELL FOR 699.99. FOR THE VALUE PLAN MEMBERS LIKE MYSELF, IT WILL BE $299.99 WITH THE $400.00 DOLLARS DEFFERRED TO EIP, @ 20$ for 20 months. I dont think we’ll see the blaze until April. Think about it the Sensation has been reduced, the blaze will essentially replace its spot. The Nexus is coming….for those willing to pay 700$ for a phone. 

  • MLABS

    The t-mobile store reps have been announcing that the Galaxy Nexus will be available in Feb.  I didn’t believe it, so I went to a different one.  The salesman there actually told me not to buy the Galaxy S2 or the Amaze and to wait another couple of weeks for the Nexus.  So I wait….

    • Milton_williams

      I believe your are correct! The price changes to the Amaze and Gs2 was a strong indication another high end phone is coming I am predicting The nexus will list for either 699.99 or 649.99. Hopefully they will match the Verizon price of 649.99. For a value plan member here in Texas, the walk out the store price would be,@Conan_Kudo:disqus $ 303.62 total. That total is the state tax on the 649.99 added to the non deffered portion of the phone price. Since the Galaxy is set at 20$ for 20 months, that same 400$ difference will probably be the EIP amount for the Nexus. From a very aggressive marketing and sales note T mobile would gain huge points if the offer the Classic plan members the same 249.99 with a 100$ rebate on top, making the end price 149.99…Verizon would take a serious hit if Tmo decides to sign up new Classic plans for essentially $150 plus taxes…A phone that nice with ICS and the 42mbps…Sure, Verizons LTE may be good, but there overall higher pricing structure is what T mo has the advantage..Classic or Value buying a Nexus with Tmo will still be cheaper.