January 9, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu
Even though it doesn’t exactly fall into the category of high-end Android devices unveilings, the latest announcement from MetroPCS should interest a lot of technology enthusiasts. The American carrier has unveiled two new Android-operated smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G and the LG Connect 4G.
The first of the two, the Galaxy Attain 4G, runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is powered by a 1 GHz unspecified processor. Equipped with a 3 MPx rear-facing camera with LED flash and a 1.3 MPx front-facing webcam, the Attain 4G is not exactly the gaming machine of a lifetime, but it should attract the interest of a technology geek on a budget.
That’s because the 3.5-inch smartphone from Samsung will be made available for a limited time only for just 199 dollars plus tax, after a $50 mail-in rebate. The handset can be purchased with MetroPCS’ $50 and $60 smartphone plans, including ‘’all applicable taxes and regulatory fees’’.
All in all, pretty nice deals for a smartphone that doesn’t pack a lot of raw power, but that looks pretty elegant and comes with Samsung’s warranty of reliability, professionalism and durability.
LG Connect 4G
The second handset to hit MetroPCS’ shelves is the LG Connect 4G, a snappier and stronger smartphone than the Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G.
Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the LG Connect is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and will become MetroPCS’ snappiest handset to date. With a 4-inch NOVA display with Corning Gorilla Glass Screen Protector, LG’s smartphone is clearly not an entry-level gadget, like the Galaxy Attain, targeting technology enthusiasts with a more refined taste, but also with richer budgets.
The LG Connect 4G featured a 5 MPx rear-facing camera with flash, as well as a front-facing camera and a Dolby Mobile sound system that should offer a pretty high quality sound experience (at least for a mobile phone).
No words on pricing just yet, but you should check out the MetroPCS stores in the next month, when the smartphone should go up for sale. The LG’s handset, like the Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G, will be available with affordable smartphone plans of $50 and $60, featuring unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE web browsing.