Not everyone needs a super phone with all the latest high-tech gizmos stuffed inside. As nice as those phones are, they often come with hefty price tags that aren’t fit for every budget (or that are simply overkill for some folks’ needs). T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Avant launches today to serve those who fit into those categories.
The device comes in at $209 off-contract, and can be had for $0 down and $9 per month on T-Mobile’s Simple Choice payment plans. For that money, you’re getting a 4.5-inch display with 960 x 540 resolution, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 16GB of internal storage, 1.5GB of RAM, a 5 megapixel camera, GPS, NFC, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, WiFi N and more.
Carriers are beginning to see the benefit of entry-level and mid-range smartphones again, a renaissance of sorts that seems to have come thanks to the success of phones like the super-cheap Moto G. It seemed most carriers and OEMs settled with the “high-end or nothing” approach for the past couple of years, but that obviously isn’t the case at this point. You can order the Galaxy Avant from T-Mobile’s site right now, and we’d love to hear from you if you decide to do that!