Samsung Galaxy Avant with LTE support headed to T-Mobile

T-Mobile is reportedly going to launch a new entry-level Samsung smartphone with LTE support under the Galaxy Avant moniker. Images of the handset have been leaked online and by the looks of it, the device is merely a rebranded version of the Galaxy Core LTE which was announced back in February this year.

The model number of the Samsung Galaxy Avant, SM-G386, also matches that of the Core LTE. The image seen below was made available by @evleaks. While the handset will be identical to its international version in looks and hardware, it’s most likely to come with a newer version of Android onboard. The latter phone was launched with 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, but the former’s UI clearly shows that it’s running a newer version of TouchWiz, the same one found on the flagship S5.

Samsung Galaxy Avant

The phone carries a 4.5-inch qHD 540 x 960p display and it’s powered by a 1.2GHz dual core processor which is most likely from Qualcomm. There’s a 5MP camera on the rear, while a VGA snapper sits on the front. And where memory is concerned, the handset packs 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage and a 64GB compliant microSD card slot. The device is capable of delivering up to 8 hours of talktime on a single charge.

Samsung Galaxy Avant specs:

– OS: Android 4.4 KitKat
– Display: 4.5-inch qHD panel
– Processor: 1.2GHz dual core
– Connectivity: 4G LTE, HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, GPS
– Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, 64GB expandable
– Camera: 5MP rear, VGA front
– Battery: 2100mAh

No price or release date has been provided as yet for the Samsung Galaxy Avant on T-Mobile. But the UI shows Monday, July 28 which could be the day the phone will go on sale in the US.