Boost Mobile to launch prepaid Samsung Galaxy S2 4G in September for $360

August 23, 2012
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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?

 

Comments

  • http://www.facebook.com/donny.eley Donny Eley

    This phone will be on Boosts Android unlimited plan that starts at $55 per month,. Boost has no $40 plan.

    • http://www.facebook.com/KevDread Kevin P. Francis

      With shrikage Boost DOES have a 40 dollar plan…I’m down to 50 and in a few months I will be @ 45…. I know someone who has been @ 40 for a few months!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-McGrath/100002362163748 Richard McGrath

        I’m down to $35 with my Prevail but am getting the S2

        • Jason Durham

          Be prepared to pay $40 with the S ll. Its the network switch to blame
          for losing your Srinkage Status

  • AndroidVesti

    Meanwhile people will complain about the harsh and poor economy in their country while they buy iPhone 5 for $800… via http://apple-iphone-5-guides.blogspot.com/

    The S2 thing of the past? No way!

  • EddieT

    Boost may be a little late.. but people getting on the Galaxy line finally, will love this phone, no doubt about it. I used to be on Boost, I didn’t like the selection.. But with this new Premium Android phone, their customer’s retention rate will drop due to the fact that customer experience will be heightened.. that is, if their customers can fully appreciate this powerhouse of a phone.

  • disqus_wmCVcFgPW1

    Still sucks compared to $350 GSM Nexus on prepaid.

  • javibarr

    I’ll buy one!!…I get great speeds on boost in my area.

  • beyondb

    The better option is to get a better quality phone, available from either of the contract providers, with not that much of a difference in price, then flash the phone to boost mobile service.