Mobile World Congress is a European event and often doesn't have phones that are meant for the US, but Samsung made an exception today and brought out the Galaxy S Blaze 4G for the first time. It features a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S3 processor, which can't hold up to the chip madness of other phones here but still was able to handle TouchWiz on Android 2.3 without falling apart. The screen is a 3.97-inch Super AMOLED (PenTile) display with 480 x 800 for the resolution. Take a PenTile display and stretch its resolution out to nearly four inches diagonally and you're going to get a screen that doesn't look sharp — and the Blaze definitely suffers in that department.
Style-wise, there's really nothing to complain about here. Samsung has been cranking phones in this category out for quite awhile and has gotten good at it. It fits well in the hand and has a soft-touch finish that's just grippy enough to be noticeable but not so much it'll stick in your pocket.
At $149.99 on a two-year contract, we're not entirely sure what the Blaze 4G's target market is. Actually, we have a crazy guess: BlackBerry users, as the rear top of the phone is the spitting image ofdesign on later Curve series phones.