T879 Screenshots Hint at T-Mobile Galaxy Note

Filed under Rumors by Adam on April 24, 2012 at 2:53 PM

TMoNews got their hands on some screenshots of what appears to be the T-Mobile version of the Galaxy Note. As seen above the model number is the T879, and quick figures by another reader show that it is a 5.3-inch screen, but is it the real deal? Conan Kudo believes it is:

The screenshots may seem fishy, but I believe they may be genuine. For example, the leaked ICS build for the AT&T Galaxy Note has the build number of IML74K.144, indicating the build date and it is the 144th custom build. The SGH-T879 has the same build number because it was built from the same sources at the same time, meaning that it is indeed a brother to the AT&T Galaxy Note. The build servers and time stamp match up with Samsung’s official build information. We know that this build is intended to be an official build because the build number is suffixed with the baseband version instead of a decimal number indicating a custom build that voids the warranty. The pattern holds true when you look at the build numbers for official ROMs from Samsung for the Samsung Vibrant, the Galaxy S 4G, the Galaxy S Blaze 4G, and the Galaxy S II. Furthermore, the images are scaled down directly from 800×1280, and they match what we know for Samsung’s TouchWiz interface to look like in Android 4.0.

I want to say that it is still very fishy. This could be a simple as a “build.prop” edit to make the device say it is the T879. We have seen this numerous times before. This is backed up by the fact this particular device is sporting the same Qualcomm S3 processor as the AT&T’s version, but T-Mobile doesn’t require 4G LTE support, only HSPA+, which the far superior Exynos processor can handle. It is strange to see that if these are real, that the Note will have the S3 on T-Mobile as well. (Then again, the SGSII did have the S3 processor.)

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