While U.S. carrier T-Mobile USA is already selling the flagship Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone with 4G HSPA+ connectivity, another device with similar specs may also arrive on the magenta network called the Galaxy S Blaze Q, with Q denoting that this Android smartphone will come with a keyboard. Similar to the Samsung Epic 4G on Sprint, the Blaze Q will feature a landscape-oriented QWERTY slider keyboard.
The phone has a model number of SGH-T699 and slots in just under the Galaxy S III.
The device will have similar specs to the Galaxy S III, including a high resolution 720p HD screen and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. At this time, it’s too early to know if the processor inside the Blaze Q will be a dual-core Snapdragon S3 or a Snapdragon S4 chipset.
However, unlike the Galaxy S III in the U.S. with 2 GB of RAM, the Blaze Q will only feature 1 GB of RAM. There will be front- and rear-facing cameras as well, with the rear camera maxing out at 5 megapixels while the Galaxy S III features an 8-megapixel shooter.
The Blaze Q will feature a similar aesthetic as the Galaxy S III with a hardware home button that’s flanked on either side by capacitive touch buttons.
The keyboard looks spacious with room for five rows of keys from the photo posted on TmoNews.
It looks like T-Mobile USA will be picking up more devices from Samsung with the rumored Galaxy Note and now the Galaxy S Blaze Q.
Though unofficially announced the carrier, it appears that the Galaxy S Blaze Q may debut on T-Mobile’s network on August 15th according to leaked documents.