T-Mobile is living up to its CEO’s recent promise of more 4G and Android. Today, the wireless carrier unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S 4G, its first phone capable of download speeds up to 21 megabits per second (Mb/s). T-Mobile’s HSPA+ “4G” network is currently incapable of producing anywhere near this speed in real-world tests, but it’s good to be a dreamer.
The Galaxy S 4G has a 4-inch Super AMOLED (very bright, but not as bright as Super AMOLED 2) display, has a 5MP rear-facing camera capable of 720p recording, a front-facing camera, 16GB SD memory card. On the inside, it runs on a Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor, which powers Android 2.2 (Froyo). No mention of Android 2.3 was made, despite T-Mobile’s promise to keep up with new Android updates. PC Mag reports that T-Mobile’s Randy Meyerson has implied that the update was coming, but no date of release has been announced. The PC site speculates the update to 2.3 may come between March and May.
If stats mean nothing to you, how about unique software and media bundles? The Galaxy S 4G will come preloaded with the movie Inception and T-Mobile TV, which has free content from several news and kids stations including Fox Sports and PBS Kids. Samsung’s Media Hug and a videoconferencing app powered by Qik are also preloaded.
No pricing was announced, but the phone will drop sometime in February. To be notified by T-Mobile when it releases, check out the carrier’s Galaxy S 4G page.