Cricket LG Optimus Regard 4G LTE available, Samsung Galaxy S III on its way
Last week, @evleaks provided us with an image of what was rumored to be Cricket’s first 4G LTE smartphone. It didn’t take long before it’s made official. Today, Cricket LG Optimus Regard has become available for purchase at the carrier’s website and in stores for $249.99.
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LG Optimus Regard is an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phone with a 4G LTE connectivity. If we put aside the relatively small display size, which is a 3.5-inch (480 x 320), these two features make this phone more than desirable in Cricket’s markets where LTE is deployed. For the time being, those markets are in Tucson and Las Vegas.
In addition, Cricket LG Optimus Regard comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of ROM, up to 32GB of storage capacity, a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and video capture, front-facing VGA camera, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. MetroPCS sells the version of this phone as well, the LG Motion 4G.
LG Optimus Regard is one of the two LTE-enabled smartphones planed for release in November. However, Cricket also announced making Samsung Galaxy S III available in its offer for $549.99 in the coming weeks so, Galaxy S III might be the second LTE smartphone for Cricket.