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.