By Anu Passary | Nov 09, 2012 10:02 AM EST
Buoyed by the success of its Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 sales, Samsung seems to be on a roll and is leaving no stone unturned to maintain its status as the smartphone market leader. Adding to its portfolio of Galaxy devices, Samsung's Galaxy Express smartphone will be available exclusively on U.S. carrier AT&T from Nov. 16.
On Thursday, Nov. 8, AT&T announced that starting "Nov. 16, AT&T* customers will be able to pick up the new AT&T Mobile Hotspot MiFi® Liberate for $49.99 with a two-year agreement and the Samsung Galaxy ExpressTM for $99.99 with a two-year agreement."
The Galaxy Express, AT&T asserts is the perfect buy for "first-time smartphone users and people looking to upgrade to a new Android smartphone." The 4G LTE-enabled smartphone combines high performance features with a pocket-friendly price, which will entice prospective buyers and "is built to keep you moving between work and play."
"The Galaxy Express is compact enough to fit into your pocket, yet big enough to entertain on the 4.5" Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen," notes AT&T.
Samsung already offers a gamut of devices that are user friendly and range from entry-level to high-end. With the launch of the Galaxy Express, the Korean company would have a robust device large screen device that is available in the lower price range.
The Galaxy Express sports a 4.5-inch Super AMOLEDTM Plus display. The smartphone packs in a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. The Galaxy premier has a 2000mAh battery that fuels the device. Considering that the company's best-selling Galaxy S3 has a 2100mAh battery that's not too bad.
Additionally, Galaxy Express customers will also have access to features like the S Beam, which enables users to share content between S Beam-enabled devices "by simply touching them back to back." The smartphone will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
AT&T did not disclose the pixels resolution, on-board storage, and RAM details of the smartphone. However, the Galaxy Premier will likely have a microSD card slot.
The Galaxy Premier will retail for $99.99 (on a two-year contract) on AT&T. Moreover, for a limited period anyone who purchases a Samsung device, including the Galaxy Premier, will get $100 off a second Samsung product on AT&T.
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