Along with the earlier announced LG Connect 4G, MetroPCS has announced the Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G Android Phone which is a mid-range and affordable 4G phone for the month-to-month carrier. It’s got a modest list of specs including a 3.5-inch screen, 1GHz processor, Android 2.3, 3MP camera, and 1.3MP front-facing camera.
The smartphone elite will certainly be looking elsewhere for their next new phone, but the techie on a budget shouldn’t mind snagging a 4G Android Phone for $199 flat-out, including a $50 or $60 month-to-month contract. Personally, a 3.5-inch screen is small for my tastes, but there are a pack of people who prefer portability over big and bold displays.
We’ll be looking for the Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G on the showroom floor, or perhaps from Samsung’s press conference at 2pm Pacific. Many of you will have your sights set elsewhere… and we’ll try to be everywhere, so stay tuned. Full press release below:
MetroPCS Reaches New Heights with Latest 4G LTE Android, the Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G
Attain Brings Improved Performance, Stellar Looks and Features to MetroPCS’ Expanding 4G LTE Android PortfolioDALLAS and LAS VEGAS – (January 9, 2012) – MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced the Samsung Galaxy AttainTM 4G, a multi-tasking smartphone with the power of 4G LTE and the kind of flair to help consumers manage their busy lives — without digging deep into their pocketbooks. Available online and in MetroPCS in the coming weeks, this mobile powerhouse is MetroPCS’ latest addition to its 4G LTE AndroidTM handset lineup, with no annual contract and tax and regulatory-fee-inclusive service plans that start at just $50 per month.
“We are committed to delivering the latest smartphones that fit our customers’ needs and provide unmatched value with our 4G LTE service,” said Tom Keys, MetroPCS president and chief operating officer. “We believe that the Galaxy Attain 4G fills a sweet spot within our growing 4G LTE portfolio, packing all of the Android features that consumers have come to expect and that allow them to do more.”
The Galaxy Attain 4G, armed with a 1GHz processor, keeps consumers’ lives moving forward and helps them stay in the loop. Powered with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), it is designed to handle everything in consumers’ day-to-day lives. Equipped with a 3MP rear camera with LED flash, users can capture and share photos quickly and easily. The 1.3MP front-facing camera and pre-loaded Google Talk application makes it simple to video chat face-to-face with loved ones on the device’s 3.5″ screen. In addition, users will be able to take advantage of the Android Market with quick access to more than 300,000 applications, games and tools.
“The Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G is designed to meet the needs of consumers who manage their lives on the go and we’re excited to provide another feature-rich 4G LTE Android handset to MetroPCS and its customers,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “Since the device is versatile, users can easily transition between personal and professional usage, with features that make the Galaxy Attain 4G the perfect ‘everything’ phone.”
The Galaxy Attain 4G is available on MetroPCS’ $50 and $60 smartphone plans, which include all applicable taxes and regulatory fees. On the $60 plan, consumers can choose between Rhapsody Unlimited Music or MetroSTUDIOTM to fulfill all of their entertainment needs – on top of unlimited talk, text and web. With Rhapsody Unlimited Music, music lovers can access more than 12 millions songs, within Rhapsody’s extensive music library. With MetroSTUDIO, entertainment enthusiasts have access to rich multimedia content, including Video On Demand, providing instant access to the latest TV shows, news, sports and entertainment right from their phone. And to give customers even more entertainment options, MetroPCS recently added content from Disney/ABC Television Group and ESPN to MetroSTUDIO.
The Galaxy Attain 4G will be available for $199 plus tax, after a $50 mail-in rebate, for a limited time only. Consumers interested in purchasing the Galaxy Attain 4G can visit their local MetroPCS store or go online to purchase the phone and sign up for service.