The Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G has been in the news a lot over the past couple of weeks. It started with rumors that this mid-range Android smartphone was dubbed the Galaxy S Blaze Q (it could have been true before Samsung changed it), and later about how it was supposed to have almost similar specs as the Galaxy Nexus. Most of what was rumored especially on the name and the price has been confirmed and now we know that this phone is coming to T-Mobile and is an elegant smartphone with a physical slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
Most smartphones today do not have a physical QWERTY keyboard, manufacturers and users seemed to have agreed to switch to touchscreen because of size and maybe affordability. There are many users out there though who still find the physical QWERTY keyboard easier to use, and Samsung is targeting this group with the S Relay 4G.
The newest news about this smartphone is that it will be coming with a Snapdragon S4 processor and not a S3 as it had been rumored earlier. The fact that it comes with an S4 processor will change the minds of users who wished for a more powerful device with a physical keyboard and changes the overall performance of the phone. It also seems the change to the S4 processor was made not too long ago because both Samsung and T-Mobile had announced that the Galaxy S Relay would be powered by an S3 processor.
For a price of $150 with a two year contract, I would say this phone is a steal for users who enjoy the convenience of both a touchscreen phone and a physical slide-out keyboard but do not mind an extra 100 or so grams. The phone also sports a 4 inch Super AMOLED screen at 800 x 480 pixels resolution.
Follow this link to read more on the detailed specs of the phone and the details on release and availability.