Is there still a market for a “mini” Android phone? MetroPCS seems to think so. If you’re looking for an unlocked Android smartphone with a small-ish screen, you’ll be happy to hear that MetroPCS has added the Samsung Galaxy Admire 4G to its lineup.
The name might ring a bell because the phone is none other than the sequel to the Galaxy Admire of yesteryear. This time around, Samsung has equipped the handset with a faster processor and 4G radio. It’s a shame to still see Gingerbread there, though.
The specs are as follow:
- 3.65-inch HVGA display
- 1GHz single-core processor
- 1.32GB internal storage
- microSD support (up to 32GB)
- 3.2MP rear camera with flash
- 1.3MP front cam
- 4G radio and GPS
- 1,600mAh battery
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
You can already find the Galaxy Admire 4G on MetroPCS’ website, where it’s selling for $169 without a contract – the phone will hit retail stores tomorrow.
Who’d have thought that we’d still be seeing a phone debuting with Android 2.3 even as we near 2013. Anyone interested?
MetroPCS Adds Samsung Galaxy Admire 4G to its Collection of Powerful
and Affordable 4G LTE Smartphones
New 4G LTE version of popular Galaxy Admire delivers versatility and high performance with
DALLAS (December 6, 2012) – Just in time for the holiday season, MetroPCS
Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) is welcoming a new member of the Samsung Galaxy
portfolio with the introduction of the Galaxy Admire™ 4G* from Samsung Telecommunications
America (Samsung Mobile)1.
This new smartphone is an enhanced version of MetroPCS’ popular Galaxy Admire™ and
features a faster processor, larger battery, bigger screen, the addition of a front facing camera and of course, the 4GLTE connectivity that gives consumers the ability to quickly navigate the Web, stream multimedia and stay connected with friends and family. Beginning today, the Galaxy Admire 4G is available online at www.metropcs.com and in MetroPCS stores for $169 plus tax.
With tax and regulatory fee-inclusive 4GLTE service plans beginning at $30 per month, for a
limited time, MetroPCS is offering consumers an unmatched value without being shackled by a
long-term contract. For consumers interested in unlimited talk, text and 4GLTE data, MetroPCS
delivers with the $55 per month promotional plan, which is perfect for unlimited 4GLTE
browsing, content streaming and application interaction.
Samsung Galaxy Admire 4G Features at a Glance
3.65″ HVGA TFT screen
1 GHz processor for multitasking and quick navigation
Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system with access to Google Play™
Support for MetroPCS 4GLTE Mobile Hotspot service (available for an additional
joynTM- capable for an intuitive way to unify mobile-to-mobile communications and use
enriched services like integrated instant messaging or chat, WiFi and video calling and
simplified content sharing. The official joyn app can be downloaded via Google Play and
the @metro App Store™.
3MP rear facing camera and VGA front facing camera allowing for easy video capture
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*4G used in connection with the Samsung Galaxy Admire 4G product refers to the fact that this device is capable of operating on the MetroPCS 4GLTE network.
1 Samsung Mobile is the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics, North America Handset Vendor Marketshare, Q3 2012.
About MetroPCS Communications, Inc.
Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) is a provider of no annual contract, unlimited wireless communications service for a flat rate. MetroPCS is the fifth largest facilities- based wireless carrier in the United States based on number of subscribers served. With Metro USA(SM), MetroPCS customers can use their service in areas throughout the United States covering a population of over 280 million people. As of September 30, 2012, MetroPCS had approximately 9.0 million subscribers. For more information please visit www.metropcs.com.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, (Samsung Mobile) a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. creates more possibilities for more people, in more countries, than any other technology company. Samsung has become the global leader in consumer electronics and their components by bringing relentless innovation to a product portfolio that includes televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, refrigerators and memory chips. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.