By Stephen Schenck | May 14, 2012 10:31 AM
After wondering for months what Samsung’s SGH-T999 Android for T-Mobile might be, we recently started considering that it could represent the carrier’s version of the Galaxy S III. That’s far from confirmed at the moment, but it certainly seems like a decent possibility, considering both that we were expecting T999 to be quite the high-end device, and how it showed-up grouped with other GS3 models in a recent video. Even if we can cross that mystery off our lists, we’re far from done with identifying unknown phones, as some new evidence shows another similar model in the works.
Once again, we’re looking at a Samsung-made Android for T-Mobile, and one with a 720p display, at that. Model SGH-T699 features in a User Agent Profile on Samsung’s site. The document dates back to February, but we’re not sure when Samsung first published it. While that model number gets quite a few hits in searches, it appears the majority are related to typos and confusion with the T669 Gravity Touch messaging phone.
So, if it’s not the GS3, what might the T699 actually be? TmoNews has raised the theory that it might be a carrier-branded version of the Galaxy Nexus, and while the recent release of Sprint’s GNex might make the case that carriers are still interested in the aging handset, it strikes us as odd to have a special T-Mobile edition of the phone when the international version already supports the requisite bands.
Any guesses what Samsung and T-Mobile might be cooking-up here?