Samsung has been teasing the gadget-loving world ever since the announcement of the Galaxy S back at CTIA. “It’s Android-powered!” they’d say. “4.0-inch Super AMOLED screen!” they’d say. “Oh, you want to know what carrier its going to? Oh. Well, that’s a bummer.” they’d say.
Unless we’re looking too hard into these freshly released Bluetooth Certification papers, it looks like one of the carriers getting the Galaxy S — or at least a very Galaxy S-esque phone — will be AT&T.
Both are running TouchWiz 3.0 on top of Android, and both have the same 4.0″ AMOLED display. The only difference we can see at this point (outside of a few missing Bluetooth profiles) is the model number: the Samsung Galaxy S is the GT-I9000, while this new mystery phone is the SGH-I897.
And as for why we’re assuming this one’s heading for AT&T: it’s all in the model number. As far back as we can remember, Samsung models beginning with SGH and ending with 7 (like the Propel [SGH-A767], Propel Pro [SGH-i627], Mythic [SGH-a897], Impression [SGH-A877], Eternity [SGH-A867]) have all gone to AT&T. Couple that in with the fact that it’s a GSM handset with EDGE bands (3G radio bands weren’t disclosed) that play friendly with AT&T, and it’s all just coming together too perfectly.
Who knows: maybe it’s the Galaxy S Pro?