By Anu Passary | Dec 07, 2012 10:09 AM EST
In a market that is inundated with big screen Android smartphones, MetroPCS, the" fifth largest facilities-based wireless carrier" in the U.S. is set to offer the 3.65-inch Samsung Galaxy Admire 4G this holiday season.
On Thursday, Dec. 6, the carrier announced the availability of the budget-friendly entry-level smartphone.
"Just in time for the holiday season, MetroPCS Communications, Inc. is welcoming a new member of the Samsung Galaxy portfolio with the introduction of the Galaxy AdmireTM 4G* from Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile)," noted the press release.
The Galaxy Admire 4G is an improved version of its predecessor, the Galaxy Admire, and packs in a faster processor, bigger battery, larger screen, and a new front-facing camera. What's more, the 4G LTE connectivity support offered on the smartphone enables users to stream multimiedia with ease, as well as navigate the Internet quickly and smoothly.
The Galaxy Admire 4G sports a 3.5-inch HVGA TFT screen which seems puny when compared to the current crop of smartphones available in the market. Despite being an improvement over the previous iteration, the smartphone doesn't have high-end features that would excite Android fans. The Galaxy Admire 4G packs in a 1GHz processor, 1.32GB of internal storage, a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing snapper, and a 1600mAh battery.
The device runs on the older Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, which is quite a disappointment, even if the Galaxy Admire 4G is an entry-level handset.
The contract free version of the Galaxy Admire 4G can be purchased online or in MetroPCS stores for $169 (without tax). The smartphone is also available with plans that range from $30 to $70 per month.
Consumers who are looking for an entry-level smartphone that is easy on the pocket and offers 4G support could have a winner in the Galaxy Admire 4G.