The Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G U.S. Cellular is the latest member of the Galaxy family that can run the carrier’s 4G LTE network. The Android smartphone featuring a physical QWERTY keypad is now available through the official company website and it’s slated to hit store shelves on August 24.
Besides a 4-inch multi-touch display for smooth navigation, this handset employs a slide-out QWERTY keypad to facilitate convenient typing on the move. It acquires multitasking properties from a mobile chipset that processes at a speed of 1GHz and operates with the assistance of the Android Gingerbread platform.
“We are excited to offer our latest 4G LTE smartphone for our customers to help them get more done in less time. The large touchscreen and popular QWERTY keyboard for fast typing make the Galaxy Metrix 4G the go-to device for customers who depend on their smartphone to keep up with their busy schedules,” stated Edward Perez, vice president of sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular.
While a 5MP primary camera with LED flash and video recording capabilities rests on the back panel of the device, a 1.3MP webcam sits on the front side and allows users to engage in video conferencing on the move. The phone measures not more than 0.55 inches in thickness and integrates a standard Lithium-ion battery that can cough up the juice for talk time of about 7 hours.
The Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G U.S. Cellular price and availability details reveal it is now up for grabs at $179 after a $100 mail-in rebate. But in the carrier’s existing 4G markets and those slated to receive 4G LTE coverage, the phone can be picked up for $129 after $100 mail-in rebate. It can be purchased through the web portal and requires a qualifying data plan and a two-year agreement.