Pictures and specs of the Samsung Galaxy S Advance (GT-i9070) have been leaking for a while now, and today the device made an appearance on the FCC. Test reports show that the Advance won approval for GSM 850/1900 bands, WCDMA bands 850/1900, dual-band WiFi, NFC and Bluetooth.
FCC documents don’t reveal much new about the Advance. Leaked specs indicate that the device will feature a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, dual-core 1GHz processor, 5MP camera and a 1500mAh battery. The device will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread, sadly, although an ICS update is likely.
Yesterday, a new phone from Samsung called the SGH-T959V made an appearance on the FCC. The device, which supports T-Mobile’s AWS WCDMA bands, has a model number that is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S for T-Mobile, aka the Vibrant, and label pics of the two devices are nearly identical.
This of course led to speculation that T-Mobile will be introducing a new version of the Galaxy S, and indeed, this was confirmed by T-Mobile’s CEO, Philipp Humm, at a press event today. According to Humm, T-Mobile will be introducing a 4G version of the Galaxy S, which is interesting since the FCC filings for the SGH-T959V made no mention of T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G service.
Additionally, Humm announced that T-Mobile will be bringing back the Sidekick, this time with 4G. This is a surprising announcement, since Danger, the designer of the Sidekick, was acquired by Microsoft in a move that produced the disastrous Kin devices.
Humm provided no timeframe for the new devices, but he did state that they will be “coming soon.”
Source: PC Mag
Samsung passed the original Galaxy S for T-Mobile through the FCC back in June 2010. The device, which is marketed as the Samsung Vibrant, has the model number SGH-T959, and offers support for T-Mobile’s AWS network.
Yesterday, a new device from Samsung called the SGH-T959V made an appearance on the FCC. Aside from the trailing “V” at the end of its model number, it appears to be quite similar to the original Vibrant. Label pics of both devices are nearly identical, as you can see below. Additionally, FCC documents make no mention of HSPA+, suggesting that the SGH-T959V won’t leverage T-Mobile’s 4G network.
We’ll keep you updated as we learn more, so far there’s no pricing or release info about the SGH-T959V.
The Samsung Galaxy S made an appearance on the FCC today with the model number GT-I9000T, which corresponds to a Galaxy S reviewed by Slashgear, above right. Slashgear’s device is missing the final ‘T’ in the model number – we’re guessing that this stands for a testing model that’s used for FCC regulatory approval. A closeup of the GT-I9000T’s label is below.
FCC reports confirm 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 wireless goodness, but other FCC documents remain confidential at this point.
Today’s FCC filing is a good indication that the Galaxy S is slowly, but surely making its way to the United States. Samsung official statements have the Galaxy S’ US launch scheduled for “later this year.”
Sprint and T-Mobile already announced versions of the Samsung Galaxy S Pro and Samsung Galaxy S, respectively, so why not let Verizon jump on the bandwagon as well? That’s exactly what happened late this evening, when Verizon announced its own version of the Galaxy S called the Samsung Fascinate.
Like other iterations of the Galaxy S, Verizon’s Fascinate will rock a 4” Super AMOLED screen, 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, 5MP camera with 720p video capture, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0. Verizon also mentions the presence of the same six axis accelerometer that Sprint touted with their Epic 4G. T-Mobile made no mention of the accelerometer with their Vibrant, but we’re guessing that all iterations of the Galaxy S will feature a six-axis accelerometer.
No word on pricing or availability, but we’d guess that Verizon’s Fascinate will come in at a similar price point as T-Mobile’s $200 Vibrant.
Yes, we’ve got more Samsung news for you all. T-Mobile today announced that the Samsung Galaxy S will be coming to the carrier, and will be known as the Samsung Vibrant. By now, most of you are probably familiar with the Galaxy S’ specs, but here’s a quick recap: 4” Super AMOLED display, 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, 5MP camera with 720p video capture and Android 2.1.
T-Mobile notes on their “Samsung Vibrant – An Early FAQ” page that “The Vibrant benefits from enhanced speeds with T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network, but it’s not an HSPA+ device.” We’re not sure what PR agency came up with that line, but the short story is the Vibrant won’t leverage HSPA+…that’s too bad.
The Vibrant does offer a solid feature set, although it lacks the front facing camera, QWERTY keypad and 4G support offered by Sprint’s Epic 4G. However, the Vibrant will come preloaded with lots of goodies, including EA’s The Sims 3 Collectors Edition and the movie Avatar. The device will also support Kindle eBooks.
The Vibrant will be released on July 21st for $200 with a two year contract. You can preorder the device at Radio Shack on July 1st if you buy a $50 gift card.