Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G launched by US Cellular, comes with slide-out QWERTY and LTE
US Celluar added a new Android smartphone to its roster today, the Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G. Interestingly, we haven’t seen it leak before the announcement. That rarely happens.
Anyway, the Metrix 4G has LTE support, and comes with a side-sliding physical QWERTY keyboard. It also has a 1 GHz processor, a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash, and a 1.3 MP front-facing camera. Sadly, it runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which is a positively ancient OS version nowdays.
The Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G can be ordered today online from US Cellular, and will be in stores on August 24 (this Friday). You’ll have to pay $129 (after a $100 mail-in rebate) for it if you’re in a market where 4G LTE service from US Cellular is already active or will be before the end of this year. If you’re elsewhere, the phone can be yours for $179 (also after a $100 mail-in rebate). A data plan will be required in all cases, and new customers may need to sign a two-year contract.