Mystery MetroPCS Samsung Device is the Forte, First 4G-Enabled Android for Them


Yesterday, we reported about the uncovering of a Samsung SCH-R910. Didn’t have many details on it, unfortunately, but I guessed that it could definitely be a Galaxy S phone. What we didn’t expect is that it would also carry LTE radios to be used on MetroPCS’ network. It also now bears a name: the Samsung Forte. Beside the 4G-ness is a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Android 2.2, a 5 megapixel camera, and TouchWiz 3.0. This leak didn’t add much, but we’ve got a name, we’ve got the keyboard, and we’ve got even more confirmation that this will be able to take advantage of Metro’s 4G network. That’s all “win” in my book. [via Samsung Hub]

[Update]: One more profile shot of the thing, courtesy of Samsung Hub.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Based on the photo, it looks like it might have a front facing camera too.

  2. @wolverine guy 55

    Based on the photo its a samsung, so noone should buy this

  3. Probably running 1.6. But Samsung swears they will update it OTA when 2.X is available.

  4. Way to make a copyof my Transform, Samsung.

  5. I have metro pcs and I have been using the Samsung caliber for a while…..I’m so ready for and android and this looks just right for me…(didn’t want the optimus m bc of the lack of front cam and 4G)…..keep me updated phandroid…(I am a die hard fan of your site)

  6. Samsung transform for SPRINT…..

  7. i have the metro craft (Dumbphone) and if I really hope this new one will have the bugs worked out.

  8. to curry…. so what it may look like the one you have but is metro pcs and i bet you paying a lot of money on your monthly bill, right?? with metro the highest you go is $60 a month for the same thing you have and you pay double or more for the same so don’t come and start saying is like the one i have cause is not is going to be better….. GO METRO PCS!!!! i can’t wait i want that phone….

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