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.