4G LTE Smartphone in U.S., Samsung Galaxy Metrix.
The device with the QWERTY keyboard became available online on Aug. 22 and arrived in stores on Aug. 24.
U.S. Cellular and Samsung Telecomm-unications America, LLC, have announced that the Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G is available online at uscellular.com and in stores. The Android-powered smartphone runs on the 4G LTE network, with speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. The Galaxy Metrix 4G sells for $179 after a $100 mail-in rebate and $129 after a $100 mail-in rebate in markets where 4G LTE service is currently available and will be available by the end of 2012.
The Galaxy Metrix 4G has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a front-facing camera for easy video chatting. The four-inch touch screen allows users to clearly view movies and video games and use the Internet on-the-go. They can also access Google Play, a one-stop shop for Android users to access nearly half a million apps, millions of songs and books, and thousands of movies.
“We are excited to offer our latest 4G LTE smartphone for our customers to help them get more done in less time,” said Edward Perez, vice president of sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular. “The large touchscreen and popular QWERTY keyboard for fast typing make the Galaxy Metrix 4G the go-to device for customers who depend on their smartphone to keep up with their busy schedules.”