T-Mobile Galaxy S Blaze 4G Hands-On From Mobile World Congress

Quietly hanging around Samsung’s 2012 Mobile World Congress booth is the Galaxy S Blaze 4G, thankfully discovered by the folks at Unwired View. These images mark the first “in the wild” shots of the device we are seeing, on the heels of T-Mobile providing us with a “March” release timeframe just a few short days ago. As expected, some of T-Mobile’s services are already pre-installed, including T-Mobile TV and T-Mobile video chat via Quik. The Blaze 4G will launch with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread, however a Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade is coming down the road.

The Blaze S 4G will launch as T-Mobile’s 3rd HSPA+ 42Mbps capable device, along with a 3.97″ WVGA Super AMOLED display, TouchWiz UI, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 5 megapixel camera with 720p video, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera as well pre-installed software in the form of Dropbox, Evernote, Square, TripIt, Camscanner and LinkedIn.

The Blaze 4G will hit store shelves “sometime in March” priced at $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate.

Unwired View

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  • phunk

    Wouldnt surprise me for late March. T-Mo’s next store refresh is 3/27. 

  • tommy

    Wow what a relief.  Something that’s probably worth having for a change.

  • Mike

    should i upgrade my G2 for this?

    • Anonymous

      Yes you should or wait to see what better is coming.

    • Noor Mahmoud

      No, you absolutely should not. There are phones out now that are better than this device. Plus, imo, the overall experience would decrease from the G2 to this phone. Personally, as a current G2 user, I would wait for the One S.

      • tommy

         One S, without and SD card, without a removable battery? a huge slab for your pocket?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=822474237 Steve Hirjak

           It would be nice to get an upgradeable battery but I never need more than the included 16GB on my Amaze since I stream almost everything.  I had room to store a couple of compressed DVD’s on my phone with plenty of RAM left over.

    • tommy

       Would be good probably for some people who don’t want to lug a big expensive thing. I bet it’s zippy, does everything Android should do. Has a fantastic screen, easy to carry, and I hope IT”S CHEAP! Thus, a great phone to have! (and to drop or lose!)

  • http://twitter.com/fightcrazy Vinny

    Nice phone, IMO just the right size, plenty of power and it has a sd card. I wonder how much internal memory it comes with. Hoping 16 GB. The rear camera could be a little better but all around nice phone.

  • tommy

    SD Cards and removable batteries becoming obsolete like horse drawn buggies now that ONE does not have’em?

  • Seanmmvi

    how big is the battery?

  • Nopoints

    is this the same phone as the Galaxy Nexus ?

    • http://yellowrex.com YellowRex

      No, it’s closer to the Galaxy S 4G, just with a dual-core processor and a bit of extra RAM.

      The Nexus has a much bigger, higher resolution display.

      • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

         Actually aside from the screen and camera its more akin to the GS2 even tho it is meant to be the successor to the GS4G.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/V7NRHBLZKLH6P2YMQOEOD7HE6I Jeremy

    I have a g2x and I think the galaxy s blaze 4g is much better phone. first off it reaches 42 mbps second plus it dual core is one of the later generation processor. and it will be upgrade to  ics 
     even though it launches with the latest version gingerbread.  Basically its everything you like about the
     SGII but in smaller pakage with touch wiz 4.O plus dual core and some and personally i didn’t upgrade  to the SGII because its too big . and it looks better i design from samsung previous phones

  • drew8

    will this phone have an led message inidcator light..incredible that samsung doesnt put this simple technology in all their pones

  • Jeffrey Grant

    @yahoo-V7NRHBLZKLH6P2YMQOEOD7HE6I:disqus  the g2x is a dual core and it will be upgrade able to ics and the latest andriod is ics not gingerbread

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/V7NRHBLZKLH6P2YMQOEOD7HE6I Jeremy

    the g2x is very problematic phone the galaxy s  an GSII  have better reputation . the g2x has nvida 1ghz dual core processor . the galaxy s blaze 4g has a 1.5 dual core s3  processor  plus a  super amoled lcd screen same size screen  . It’s faster phone  it reaches 42mbps  the g2x reaches 21mbps.
    its a better phone its updated and built better quality. The samsung galaxy s blaze is way better then the g2x.

  • TBN27

    how big is the hard drive space?