The Samsung Galaxy S3 is a huge deal for the regional carrier and its growing customer base
MetroPCS on Tuesday announced plans to offer Samsung's Galaxy S3 Android smartphone. The much-anticipated handset is due to launch later this year at MetroPCS retail store and at MetroPCS' official Web site: www.metropcs.com.
MetroPCS will be the seventh wireless operator to offer the Galaxy S3 along with Sprint, C Spire, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular. The Galaxy S3 is the latest in a line of higher-end handsets for the small regional carrier, starting with the release of the LG Connect 4G earlier this year.
Like Verizon's variant, MetroPCS' Galaxy S3 will feature 4G LTE connectivity for the company's upcoming LTE markets in Mississippi. It will also sport a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera, and 16GB of internal storage. The device will launch with Android 4.0 ICS with TouchWiz 5.0 on top.
Unfortunately, no pricing or precise release information is available from MetroPCS, though we expect the company to announce those details this fall. The smartphone will be available in blue and white.
For those interested in this handset, make sure to check out our sister site's Galaxy S III review. It's not exactly the same phone, but close enough. The experience will likely be exactly the same.
MetroPCS also announced a bevy of low-end smartphones, including the ZTE-branded "Coolpad." Predictably, MetroPCS did not provide a release date for that device either.