MetroPCS has announced official availability of the rumored Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G. The device has been launched in-stores and online today, and users can throw down $460 for the right to take it home.
The Lightray 4G will run on the carrier’s LTE network and features a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display, a 1GHz processor (type is unknown, but its clock speed is lower than the 1.4GHz it was originally believed to be), an 8 megapixel rear camera, a 1.3 megapixel front camera, Android 2.3, and more.
The phone does a lot to remind us of Verizon’s Samsung DROID Charge in everything from its specs to its looks, and if that phone is anything to go by we can’t say this will be a model smartphone.
Of course, considering the rest of Metro’s lineup it’s not hard for a phone of this nature to be an attractive offering. Head to MetroPCS.com if you’re interested and read on for full press details.
MetroPCS Dials In Unique Entertainment Experience with the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G Smartphone
Latest Smartphone Offers 4G LTE Performance and is First to Offer Dyle™ mobile TV to US Smartphone Users
DALLAS (August 3, 2012) – MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S® LightrayTM 4G*. The latest in MetroPCS’ expanding 4G LTE Android™ smartphone lineup – and the first Samsung Galaxy S device for MetroPCS – allows consumers to browse the web and applications, download exciting content plus stream videos and music in a flash. Available today, this powerful smartphone offers 4G LTE service with no annual contract and tax-and-regulatory-fee-
inclusive service plans starting at just $40 per month.
The Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G will be also the first smartphone in the U.S. to offer live, local broadcast television with Dyle™ mobile TV. Dyle mobile TV keeps consumers informed and entertained while on the go and allows them to watch local and national sports, news and entertainment broadcast programming on their mobile phones. Access to the Dyle mobile TV service will be offered in select markets and at no additional charge to customers on a MetroPCS 4G LTE service plan. More information about Dyle mobile TV is available athttp://www.dyle.tv/ and the Dyle coverage map is available at http://www.dyle.tv/using-dyle/
Powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G features a crystal-clear 4.3-inch Super AMOLED™ touchscreen and a speedy 1GHz processor. Its 8.0 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera are great for capturing photos and video chatting with friends and family.
Additionally, the Galaxy S Lightray 4G will be MetroPCS’ first smartphone to feature 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot, allowing customers to share their MetroPCS 4G LTE connection and data with multiple Wi-Fi®-enabled devices. MetroPCS will also offer 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot on future 4G LTE Android smartphones.
The Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G is available in MetroPCS stores and online at www.MetroPCS.com for $459 plus tax. More information about 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot is available at http://www.metropcs.com/4GLTE-