A version of the Samsung Galaxy Note tailor-made for T-Mobile may currently be in the works. AT&T has just recently announced its variant of Samsung’s huge smartphone / small tablet, and it looks like the magenta carrier didn’t just sit idly by.
What’s pretty clear is that there’s a Samsung SGH-T879 being worked on. The model number says that this is going to T-Mobile (Txx9 is indicative of T-Mobile Samsung smartphones). A leaked user agent profile for the device lets us know that it has 1280×800 resolution. Samsung’s only phone so far to sport that resolution is the Galaxy Note.
Sure, this may be a tablet (since that resolution is more common in tablets), but both the Bluetooth SIG and the Wi-Fi Alliance classify the SGH-T879 as a phone. And the rest of the user agent string (save for the model number) is identical to that of AT&T’s Galaxy Note, the SGH-i717.
Furthermore, a few screenshots purportedly showing the About screen of this device have been leaked. The Android 4.0 build that the phone where the screenshots originated from is running is the exact same one that AT&T’s Galaxy Note was seen running. The images also seem to show TouchWiz 4 at work, which is Samsung’s ICS UI overlay.
Of course you still need some salt around for this, just to be perfectly safe. However, with so many clues popping up everywhere, if the Galaxy Note is in fact headed to T-Mobile, we’re bound to see some kind of leaked images pretty soon. So, if your carrier of choice is TMo and you’d like to get one of those huge smartphones, it looks like you’ll be able to do just that at some point in the near future.
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