This release date can be inferred based on the press image received by TmoNews with a date of Aug. 15 displayed on the screen. Some companies, including Samsung, have a habit of dropping hints like this.
In addition to its physical QWERTY keyboard, this device is rumored to house a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory. Other features of this high-end model will supposedly include a 720p HD display, 1080p rear video capture, HSPA+ 42Mbps and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
While these specs are still rumored and this phone set to be released later this week, it shouldn’t be long until the full details and specs of this device are available.