About a week ago we told you that T-Mobile would soon begin selling a few budget-friendly Android smartphones, and that day has finally come. Starting today, customers will be able to purchase the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, Galaxy Core Prime and HTC Desire 626s, all for $0 down. The Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 7 Tablet and Kyocera Hydro WAVE smartphone are both launching on the Un-carrier as well, but not for another week or so.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, which is the first phone to ship with T-Mobile’s new Advanced Messaging feature, is available for $189.99 off-contract or for $7.92 per month for 24 months. The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime is available for $139.99 outright or $5.84 per month for 24 months. The HTC Desire 626s is available for $169.99 outright or $7.09 per month with a 24-month payment plan. The Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 7 Tablet will be available on T-Mobile from July 29th for just $168 off-contract or for $7 per month for 24 months. Last but not least, we have the waterproof Kyocera Hydro WAVE, which we wrote about a bit earlier today. This device is available from T-Mobile for $149.99, and will launch on MetroPCS on July 27th for $39 with an instant rebate.
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The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, originally released in October of last year and currently available on Sprint, features a 5-inch qHD (540X960) screen, a Snapdragon 410 SoC, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of on-board storage. This is a decent option for anyone looking for a capable mid-ranger but doesn’t want to break the bank. The Galaxy Core Prime features a 4.5-inch WVGA display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.
The HTC Desire 626s brings along with it the iconic HTC design language, along with a 5.0-inch HD display, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of storage and microSD expansion up to 200GB. Lastly, the Hydro WAVE comes with a 5.0-inch qHD LCD display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of on-board storage (expandable via microSD up to 32GB) and IPX5 and IPX7 waterproofing certifications.
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