The world’s first LTE phone (Samsung Craft for MetroPCS) to be launched in September

Samsung has reportedly confirmed it would launch the world’s first LTE phone next month (September).

The phone is the Samsung Craft r900. It will be available in the US via regional carrier MetroPCS (which currently has more than 7.6 million subscribers).

Featuring a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a touchscreen display and a 3.2MP camera, the Samsung Craft is not a smartphone and uses Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. The handset should cost $300 free of contract – this price is not confirmed, though.

One of the markets where MetroPCS will offer LTE services this year (likely starting September, since the Craft some out then) is the Las Vegas metropolitan area.

Verizon will probably be the second US carrier to launch an LTE phone – this should happen in 2011.

Via Yonhap News

Author: Florin

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