Best Buy is selling the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G for $99.99. This will tie users to a two-year contract with T-Mobile. By comparison, the device was priced $150, again with a two-year contract from T-Mobile when it was launched last September 19. Meanwhile, those who want a contract-free device will have to shell out $549.99 for the handset.
The Galaxy S Relay 4G’s main feature is its full 5-row QWERTY keyboard which can be slid out of its side. This feature is useful for those who prefer a physical keyboard instead of an onscreen one for sending messages or browsing the Internet.
It also comes with a 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and 233 pixels per inch.
The device is driven by a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A processor working with the Adreno 225 GPU. It has a storage capacity of 8 GB and 1 GB of RAM.
The smartphone’s main camera is a 5-megapixel one that faces its rear. It comes with LED flash and an autofocus feature. This is complemented by a 1.3-megapixel webcam located on the phone’s front.
For its operating system, the Galaxy S Relay 4G is packed with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich overlaid with TouchWiz UI. There is no announcement yet on whether or not this device will receive an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, and GPS.
The smartphone is powered by a 1,800 mAh battery that offers up to 10 hours of talk time.
Its dimensions are 126 x 66 x 13.5 mm whereas its weight is 147 grams.
Best Buy did not specify until when the offer will last, but it is surmised that it will be for a short time only because the offer is available only online.