Boost Mobile to launch prepaid Samsung Galaxy S2 4G in September for $360
Just when we thought Samsung had opted for a more cohesive branding for the company’s high-end devices, there’s a new guy around the block to confuse us again. The Galaxy S2 4G for Boost Mobile is set to hit the market on September 6 and will be the prepaid carrier’s own version of the Epic 4G Touch released on Sprint back in September 2011.
This latest version of the Galaxy S2 is not to be confused with original models of the S2 available on T-Mobile, AT&T or Sprint, but is also not the same exact phone as the Galaxy S2 4G selling on Bell Canada or Bell’s S2 HD LTE.
Still following us? If yes, you should know that this brand new S2 4G on Boost Mobile is actually a phone to look for, based mostly on its more than fair quality-price ratio. Sporting a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution and powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz Exynos processor, the S2 4G still has what it takes to fight more than a few of the recently released high-enders.
It’s true, it doesn’t come with S3’s brilliant display or its unbelievable speed, but it will cost Boost clients a measly $370 starting with September 6. And that’s without a contract. Not to mention the carrier’s very affordable prepaid plans with unlimited everything starting at $40 a month. Now that’s what I call a deal!
The Galaxy S2 4G will be available from Boost Mobile in black and white variations, with both models coming with 3G and 4G connectivity (not LTE though), 8MP / 2MP cameras, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board memory, Wi-Fi/mobile hotspot capabilities, microSD support, and a 1,800mAh battery.
As far as software goes, Boost’s new handheld will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top. The carrier hasn’t mentioned anything about a possible Jelly Bean upgrade in the near future just yet, but we know the original S2 is “in testing”, so we can surely hope this variant will itself be treated with an update soon.
How about it, folks? Anyone interested in a prepaid Galaxy S2 with a larger than standard display and a snappy dual-core proc? Or is the phone already a thing of the past?