T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4G Specs Unveiled

Just days after the word got around that T-Mobile was working on launching a new 4G variant of the popular Samsung Vibrant comes an official announcement in this regard. According to a media statement released by the carrier, the new Samsung Galaxy S 4G will be T-Mobile’s first smartphone to be capable of running at thereotical high speeds of 21 Mbps.

Interestingly, T-Mobile has chosen to name the phone Galaxy S 4G instead of the speculated Vibrant 4G. It is probably because of an exclusivity agreement between T-Mobile and Samsung which means a 4G capable Galaxy S phone shall not ply on other carriers at least in the near term.

The specs of the phone are likely to be similar to any other Galaxy S unit. However, unlike earlier anticipated, Samsung Galaxy S 4G will not run on Android 2.3. Instead, it will be a FroYo Android 2.2 device. That should be disappointing. But in any case you are wondering about launch dates and data plans (that is expected to start at $10 a month), keep checking back for more information.

Samsung Vibrant 4G On T-Mobile In The Works?

Is Samsung working on a new Vibrant 4G model that it could launch on the T-Mobile network? According to rumors, it is. Sources close to Samsung have revealed that the new Samsung Vibrant 4G with a 4″ Super-AMOLED display would run on T-Mobile’s 21Mbps HSPA+ network that will offer 4G-like wireless internet speeds.

But what’s most interesting is that the source claims the Vibrant 4G to come installed with the new Android 2.3. A screenshot of Samsung Vibrant 4G with stock Gingerbread has been leaked although there are doubts over the veracity of these leaks. Some eagle-eyed observers point out that the demonstrated Android 2.3 lock page is slightly different from the native look.

Samsung Vibrant 4G

In any case, the source points out that Samsung is working on a new TouchWiz UI that will be compatible with Android 2.3. We could be seeing this interface on the Vibrant 4G whenever it is launched in the markets.