At the end of June, Sprint officially unveiled its cheapest 4G WiMax smartphone to date, the Samsung Conquer 4G. This midrange offering is clearly meant to bring 4G to the masses, or at least not to keep high speeds limited to the high-end devices in Sprint’s portfolio.
The Samsung Conquer 4G will become available on August 21, which is this coming Sunday. That’s also when RadioShack will start selling the smartphone. The Conquer 4G is going to be sold by Sprint for a very affordable $99.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate) with a new two-year contract.
However, RadioShack seems intent on not letting you buy direct from the carrier, since it will offer the Conquer 4G for just $69.99. The same new two-year contract needs to be signed, naturally, but you’re looking at a $30 discount on day one of sales. That’s not something you see very often, especially considering it’s actually 30% off Sprint’s price.
So if you were after a cheap smartphone that supports Sprint’s 4G WiMax network, in just a few days you’ll be able to get one from RadioShack.
The Conquer 4G doesn’t come with outdated specs in any way, and some of its features were first seen in flagship devices just one year ago. It has a 1 GHz processor, a 3.5-inch HVGA (480×320) touchscreen, a 3.2 MP rear camera, a 1.3 MP front-facing camera, a preinstalled 2 GB microSD card, Wi-Fi, GPS, stereo Bluetooth, and a 1500 mAh battery. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
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