After numerous leaks and a name change prior to entering officialdom, the slide-out QWERTY sporting Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G has made its way to the US market, aiming for users with a heavy knack for messaging. The epically named distant relative of the legendary I9000 follows the footsteps of the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G, which we took for a spin earlier this year, but adds a hardware QWERTY and updated internals to the mix.
Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G official photos
The specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G are a curious mix of some of the iconic tech features released in the past two years. The smartphone's 4" Super AMOLED display and 5MP main camera can be traced directly to the original Galaxy S, while its dual-core Snapdragon S4 chipset is featured in none other but the hot selling Galaxy S III.
Here goes the full list of talents, which the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G has to offer.
Quad-band GSM and quad-band 3G support
42 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA support
4" 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of WVGA (480 x 800 pixels) resolution
Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung's latest TouchWiz launcher
1.5 GHz Krait dual-core CPU, Adreno 225 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset, 1GB of RAM
5MP autofocus camera with LED flash, 720p video recording; 1.3MP front-facing unit
Slide-out five-row QWERTY keyboard
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n support
GPS with A-GPS connectivity; Digital compass
8GB internal storage, microSD slot
Accelerometer, gyroscope and proximity sensor
Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
Stereo Bluetooth v3.0
NFC support with Android Beam
File manager comes preinstalled
Rich video format playback support
Great battery life