Cricket will offer Samsung Admire 2 and Galaxy Discover this summer
At the CTIA Wireless 2013 conference today, Cricket reviled a plan to add two new Android smartphones to its lineup for this summer, Samsung Admire 2 and Samsung Galaxy Discover. Following a huge success in sales of Samsung Galaxy S III, Cricket is now targeting new prepaid customers unwilling to spent $600 on a phone with these two mid-range Android phones priced much more reasonably.
The Samsung Admire 2 is a 4G LTE smartphone powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and Samsung’s TouchWiz interface. It has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4-inch WVGA display, a 5-megapixel camera with video capture and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for making video calls. The Admire 2 has 4 GB of internal memory and microSD card slot for expanding memory up to 32GB and it’s WiFi capable. Samsung Admire 2 is already offered through U.S. Cellular and it’s called Samsung Galaxy Axiom.
The Samsung Galaxy Discover is an entry-level Android smartphone with no 4G connectivity, powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. It is quite a small phone with a 3.5-inch display and 320 x 480 pixel resolution. It has a 3-megapixel camera, 4 GB of internal memory and microSD card slot for expanding memory up to 32GB.
Cricket offers 3G and 4G LTE plans. Cricket’s 4G LTE plans currently include double full speed data allotment than 3G plans provide but for a limited time only. The $50 plan has unlimited talk, text, 2GB of full-speed data and Muve Music, the $60 plan has 5GB of full-speed data and the $70 plan has 10GB of full-speed data.
Cricket’s 3G smartphone Muve Music plans start at $50 per month and include unlimited talk, text and 1GB of full-speed data after which data are throttled. The $60 plan has 2.5GB of full-speed data and $70 plan 5GB of full-speed data. The $60 and $70 plans include hotspot feature.