Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G for MetroPCS now available for $460


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/coverage-map/.


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-mobile-hotspot.

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. 460 for a phone running gingerbread and more than likely stuck there forever and on top of that on metros network!?! Wow metros smoking some good green O.o

    1. Got my mother off metro!! Galaxy nexus with straight talk

      1. How’s that working out? The Internet on the phone is it decent?

  2. Metro you must be high.
    460 bucks for something no better than the LG esteem. I could use that cash for a used gsm unlocked galaxy S2 and put it on simple mobile. Actually only thing keeping me on Metro right now is the fact that I recently lost my job.

  3. But if unlimited prepaid is what you want simple mobile is bring your own phone. Metro phones suck.

  4. $460?!? My phone cost $170 and it has similar specs! WHAT AM I, MADE OF MONEY?!

  5. if google is selling the gsm nexus for 350 why on earth would anyone pay 460 for this and im shure they could work it out to get the lte nexus for 460

  6. Well I hear Internet on simple mobile is at least as good as metro. I have one friend who surfs on his blackberry. Do the math metro Lightray 460=ripoff Expansys brand new gsm 500 bucks=awesome as long as you know how to root and install cm9. Simple mobile about same price as metro.

  7. Miss my Droid Charge. It had a better screen than my GS3

  8. a galaxy nexus costs less what are they thinking?

  9. Metro got me with the international texting

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