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Samsung Vibrant 4G: Another Galaxy S Variant With Upgrades

January 12, 2022 | Maddy Rowe

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In the wake of Verizon’s iPhone 4 announcement this week, Samsung seem to be following up on its promise to furnish all carriers with 4G devices, instead of just Verizon.

This commitment is further cemented with the discovery of leaked documents sourced by Engadget, showing an advertised T-Mobile only Vibrant 4G.

On inspection the new handset seems to be a slightly revised model based on the current Vibrant, with performance upgrades. Changes come in the form of 21Mbps-capable HSPA+ connectivity, which will bring mobile broadband speeds up within T-Mobiles 4G levels. Added to this is the front-facing camera assigned to Qik video’s chat software. With internal technology matching the current Vibrant, and the on-board version of Android 2.2, it’s a surprise to not see Android 2.3 coming into play.

As we touch upon the original Vibrant its worth noting that Samsung sold in the US, more than one million of this device since its release, giving it the best selling Galaxy S model title. Unwired View, remarks that Samsung is looking to move over 50 million smartphones in 2011, concentrating on the mid-range device market.

With these findings do you think that other manufacturers like HTC will follow suit in pushing updated versions of their smartphones on to the shelves?

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