The month of November just keeps on for AT&T and Samsung. With devices like the Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 on their way you would think the Samsung party would soon come to a halt, but alas another new devices has been announced.
Ma Bell has announced forthcoming availability of the Samsung Galaxy Express, a mid-range smartphone that should appeal to those not looking to pay the $200-300 for a Samsung Galaxy S3 or a Samsung Galaxy Note 2. It’ll cost you $100 after a new two-year contract and any rebates to walk away with the package, and the specs actually get pretty close to what the Samsung Galaxy S3 is offering.
You can look forward to a 1.5GHz dual-core processor (likely of the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 variety), a 4.5 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, a 5 megapixel rear camera, a front-facing camera, a 2,000mAh battery, Android 4.0, LTE, NFC and more. You can also expect TouchWiz, though we’re not sure to what extent.
Samsung has done well to offer a variety of devices for a wide range of budgets, and this latest offering is one of the most powerful mid-range priced devices we’ve seen yet. Just a year ago a device like this would be considered top-of-the-line, cutting edge hardware so it’s interesting to see how far that side of the smartphone has come.
The 16th of November is a Friday so you’ll have plenty of time to play with it on the weekend should you decide to buy one. Read on for full press details.
Samsung Galaxy Express and AT&T Mobile Hotspot MiFi Liberate Arrive at AT&T Nov. 16
Dallas, Texas, November 08, 2012
Beginning 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 Express™ for $99.99 with a two-year agreement. For a limited time, customers who purchase a Samsung Galaxy smartphone, including the Galaxy Express, will receive up to $100 off a second connected Samsung device (details below).†
AT&T Mobile Hotspot MiFi Liberate
Developed by Novatel Wireless (NASDAQ: NVTL), and powered by the nation’s largest 4G network, the MiFi Liberate is the first mobile hotspot device with a touchscreen display. Its vibrant 2.8″ color touchscreen display takes ease-of-use to the next level. Customers can easily connect up to 10 Wi-Fi devices. They can also view data usage, manage connected devices, change network and device settings, and more-all directly from the touchscreen.
The MiFi Liberate, which offers access to 4G LTE speeds, boasts an industry-leading, powerful battery that provides up to 11 hours of continuous use. The global-ready MiFi Liberate also offers connectivity in more than 200 countries, making it more convenient to browse the Internet, check and send email, and upload photos while abroad. Customers can also easily access and share files and media stored on the inserted microSD card** from connected Wi−Fi or DLNA capable devices.
Customers purchasing connected devices from AT&T have more options in choosing the plan that’s right for them and their mobile devices. With new AT&T Mobile Share plans, new and existing customers can share a single bucket of data across smartphones, tablets, and other compatible devices, including the MiFi Liberate. AT&T Mobile Share allows customers to build a plan to fit their devices and usage. Customers can select one of the new shared data plans or choose one of AT&T’s existing individual or family plans.***
Samsung Galaxy Express
First-time smartphone users and people looking to upgrade to a new Android smartphone will find their perfect match with the Samsung Galaxy Express, a 4G LTE smartphone that combines high performance features at a great price. The Galaxy Express is exclusive to AT&T, runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and sports a clear and bright 4.5-inch Super AMOLED™ Plus screen. The 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 2000 mAh battery helps users stay productive throughout the day; while the 5-megapixel rear facing camera lets you capture and share images easily through text messages, email and social networks.
With Samsung Galaxy Express, customers can also enjoy some of the popular sharing features introduced in the popular Samsung Galaxy S® III, like S Beam which allows content to be shared between S Beam enabled devices by simply touching them back to back.
For more information about the Samsung Galaxy Express, please visit http://www.att.com/galaxyexpress.
AT&T customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network, covering 285 million people. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. That means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas.**** With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you may be on a much slower 3G network.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
**microSD sold separately. Compatible connected devices required.
*** Smartphone required. Up to ten devices per plan. Additional monthly charge per device. $15 per GB for add’l data. Unlimited talk and text for phones only. Activation fee may apply. Additional deposits and other restrictions may apply. Access to corporate email, intranet sites and apps available for $15/mo. per device.
****4G speeds not available everywhere. Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network. 4G when used in connection with the Galaxy Express refers to the fact that the device can operate on AT&T’s 4G network.
International roaming data rates apply outside the U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S.V.I. Visit att.com/worldpackages and select Data Plans/Packages to view rates and available discount plans.
Samsung, Galaxy Express and Super AMOLED are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
†Offer available for a limited time while promotional supplies last at participating AT&T locations. Offer valid on second Galaxy handset of equal or lesser value or any Samsung connected device.
2-yr agreement and voice and/or data plan may be required. Restrictions apply. See store for details.