T-Mobile, in tradition with the phone-announcing month, has come out with a pleasant surprise, the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Android smartphone, expected to ship soon. The phone has a 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, a full QWERTY in 5-rows and runs Ice Cream Sandwich version of the Android platform.
More of its features are a Qualcomm Snapdragon, 1.5GHz Dual-Core S3 processor and SAFE (Samsung Approved for Enterprise) feature. SAFE feature allows the user to use a full portfolio of enterprise solutions including mobile device management (MDM) solutions. Users will benefit from the security front, and the on-device AES-256 bit encryption. Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync is also onboard the device as an enhancement, and the phone will also be able to support a range of private VPN solutions.
Clearly, this is a device for business minded customers, who will love its ability to view and edit documents on the go, quickly. File sharing is also a breeze through several connectivity options. They include the HSPA+ 42 4G network by T-Mobile, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Samsung Mobile Hotspot. T-Mobile will allow up to 5 devices to connect using the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G, as long as the user get the right rate plan.
It’s not business only on the phone, and multimedia capabilities for video, games and music are onboard. A 5MP camera on the backside captures video at 720p and the front 1.3 megapixel is good for video calling. The phone has T-Mobile TV in mobile HD2, and this means that its owners will enjoy live TV whenever they are. Another possibility of the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G is the renting or buying of movies and TV shows through the Samsung Media Hub.
The Galaxy S Relay 4G is a power device ready to give customers what they are always looking for, in their business engagements, and when away from work. At least that is what the Press Release from T-Mobile says, not that it’s anything thing of a line; the specification outlined above already prove the point of it being all powerful. The Snapdragon S3 processor is however a little too old today, an S4 version would have done the trick.
The physical keyboard will feel good, reduce typos and make typing easier, and all this attributes are what a business user looks for. They are also attractive to the serious chat person who prefers text communication more than speaking. Well, in view of its specs and features, this phone should not be a bank breaker in terms of cost.