The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4g. (Photo : T-Mobile/Samsung)
It looks like T-Mobile is fighting their lack of an iPhone offering by spearheading Android phones. T-Mobile recently unveiled a new smartphone in their lineup, the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G, that is set to launch on September 19.
The Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G will be sporting a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich running on a dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor. It will also come with a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
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T-Mobile is touting the phone's business capabilities. It will be a Samsung SAFE device, which stands for Samsung Approved For Enterprise. Samsung SAFE devices feature enhanced encryption and security features.
"Consumers are increasingly looking for a powerful device that makes it easy to integrate their busy work and personal lives," Andrew Morrison, vice president of product management for T-Mobile USA, said in a statement.
"The Galaxy S Relay 4G is the perfect addition to T-Mobile's popular Galaxy smartphone lineup, providing our customers with a reliable and business-centric Android experience -- and the easy access to entertainment for which Galaxy devices are known."
The Galaxy S Relay 4G will be priced at $149 after a $50 mail-in rebate.The new device will debut two days before what should be the iPhone 5 release date.
Apple is set to announce the iPhone 5 at a September 12 press conference. The next-gen handset should go on sale nine days later, on September 21.
T-Mobile is the only one of the four major, national U.S. carriers that won't be offering the iPhone 5 this fall. AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint will all be launching the iPhone 5 this fall.