Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G

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Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G
Manufacturer Samsung Electronics
Series Galaxy S series
Compatible networks

2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE – 850, 900, 1,800, 1,900 MHz
3G UMTS/HSPA+ – 850, 900, 1,700, 1,900, 2,100 MHz

4G HSPA+ (Category24, 42Mbps)
First released 19 September 2012 (2012-09-19)
Availability by country US
Related Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Epic 4G
Type Slider smartphone
Form factor Slider
Dimensions 4.96 in × 2.56 in × 0.53 in (125.98 mm × 65.02 mm × 13.46 mm)[1]
Weight 5.29 oz (150 g)[2]
Operating system Android 4.0.4 "Ice Cream Sandwich" (released 29 March 2012 (2012-03-29)); upgradable[3] to Android 4.1.2 "Jelly Bean"
System on chip Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8260A[1]
CPU 1.5 GHz dual-core Krait[1]
GPU Adreno 225[1]
Memory GB RAM[1]
Storage 8 GB flash memory[1]
Removable storage microSDHC
Data inputs
Display
Rear camera
Front camera 1.3 megapixels
Connectivity
Other Mini-SIM card format
Development status Produced
Website samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones/SGH-T699DABTMB

The Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G is an Android touchscreen slider smartphone designed and manufactured by Samsung for T-Mobile USA. It resembles the Samsung Epic 4G in appearance and shares the Epic 4G's screen and camera specifications, but the CPU and other internal hardware is more similar to the Samsung Galaxy S III.

History[edit]

Naming[edit]

The phone's model number assigned by Samsung is SGH-T699. Over the months leading up to the device's launch, various leaks emerged assigning different names to this model: first "Samsung Apex Q," then "Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q," and finally on August 15, 2012 the name that it would launch with was revealed: "Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G."[4]

Hardware[edit]

Physical keyboard[edit]

Unlike many other Android handsets, the Galaxy S Relay 4G has a five-row physical keyboard.

Screen[edit]

The Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G has a 4-inch (480 x 800 Pixels) WVGA Super AMOLED touchscreen with a pixel density of 233 ppi.[1] This screen is identical to the one used on the similar-looking Samsung Epic 4G.

Micro-USB[edit]

The phone includes a micro-USB port.

Due to limitations in the phone's included firmware,[5] the phone does not support USB On-The-Go. Still, as with other modern Android phones, there are other ways to connect peripherals. For example: Bluetooth keyboards and many Bluetooth mice work with the phone, and a compatible monitor or TV can be connected using a compatible Mobile High-Definition Link cable. Alternatively, the phone's owner can "attach" a personal computer's keyboard, mouse, and monitor using the TeamViewer QuickSupport app.

Processor and memory[edit]

The Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G features a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor with an Adreno 225 GPU.[1] Initially it was reported that the phone would have the older S3 chipset, and this was even printed on the box, but Samsung and T-Mobile have both confirmed that it will launch with the newer S4 chipset.

The phone contains 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal flash storage with approximately 5 GB available to the user, and supports up to a 32 GB MicroSD card.[1]

The Micro SD Card Slot, after Jelly Bean update, will support a 64 GB Micro SD Card.

Cameras[edit]

The rear-facing camera has 5.0-megapixel resolution and includes the following features: 4x Digital Optical Zoom, Auto Focus, Multiple Shot Modes, Timer, Smile Shot, and Camcorder with 720p HD Recording.[1] The front-facing camera has 1.3-megapixel resolution.[1]

Battery and power[edit]

The phone includes an 1800mAh battery, providing theoretical talk time up to 10 hours, and standby time up to 13 days.[1] It uses a Qualcomm PM8921 power management chip[6] to handle battery charging. The phone supports Qualcomm's "Quick Charge 1.0" technology.[7]

Networks[edit]

The device features quad-band (850/900/1800/1900) GSM connectivity for 2G networks. UMTS bands I (UMTS 2100), II (1900), IV (1700/2100/AWS), and V (850) are supported. HSPA+ Category 24 provides a maximum theoretical data speed of 42Mbit/s.[1]

The Snapdragon S4 chipset supports both GPS and GLONASS for location and navigation.

Software[edit]

The device ships with an assortment of included software.

Carrier IQ[edit]

Carrier IQ is one of the many pieces of software included with the Galaxy S Relay.[8] The software was produced by a controversial company based in Mountain View, California. It is not completely clear what the software does.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Features". Samsung. 
  2. ^ "T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G specs". T-Mobile. 
  3. ^ Hildenbrand, Jerry. "Jelly Bean now available for the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G". Android Central website. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q’s Real Name Is…". TMoNews. 
  5. ^ This is not a hardware limitation, so it must therefore be caused by a lack of firmware support for the feature. See: Jax184. "Galaxy S Relay 4G Development Thread". xda-developers Galaxy S Relay 4G development forum. Post 1064. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Jax184. "Relay 4G Hardware Reference Guide". xda-developers Galaxy S Relay 4G general forum. Post 1. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Nickinson, Phil. "Qualcomm details Quick Charge 1.0, available on more than 70 devices". Mobile Nations LLC. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  8. ^ Based on: "Tech specs: Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G". T-Mobile. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 

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