Good news for those that have been holding out for the Galaxy Express i8730. Samsung Germany has announced that the LTE-enabled smartphone is, as of today, available to purchase in Germany.
The device is similar to the Galaxy Express that launched on AT&T near the end of 2012 in the U.S. It boasts of a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display touting 800 x 480 pixels. The phone runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and has a 5MP rear shooter, a 1.3MP front facing shooter, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, a 2,000 mAh battery, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0.
The device will cost interested buyers €489, which equals to $630 USD. The Galaxy Express is quite expensive when you consider that the Galaxy S3 without LTE costs a mere €410. The specs between the Galaxy Express and Galaxy S3 are also very similar in comparison.
At the time of this writing, the Galaxy Express is only available in white, but more colors could be made available in the future. The LTE-equipped Galaxy Express will be a nice addition to the European market, but let’s not forget that the device will be making its way to various Asian markets in the near future as well.
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