T-Mobile is launching a new Galaxy S smartphone from Samsung. Called Relay 4G (model SGH-T699) and formerly known as Galaxy S Blaze Q, the handset sports a side-sliding 5-row QWERTY keyboard for quick and accurate text input. It supports T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42 network for fast data access. It also gets a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, a 5 Megapixel main camera with HD video recording and a 1.3 Megapixel front-facing camera.
The Galaxy S Relay 4G is boosted by a 1.5Ghz dual-core Qualcomm SnapDragon S3 processor and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung’s TouchWiz. It includes T-Mobile TV for watching live TV programming and Samsung Media Hub for renting and buying movies and TV shows. The QWERTY slider is enterprise-friendly with (Samsung Approved for Enterprise) certification, featuring enterprise-ready features and capabilities including mobile device management (MDM) solutions, on-device AES-256 bit encryption, and enhanced support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, as well as integrated support for a range of virtual private network solutions.
The Relay 4G comes with 8GB internal storage and has a microSD/SDHC slot for expansion. It supports GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. It will be released on 19 September for $150, with 2-year contract after $50 mail-in rebate.