Cricket Wireless Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 2 launches for $149, Samsung Galaxy S8 for $699.99
A year after releasing the original Amp Prime, Cricket is launching the second generation, the Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 2. This entry-level Android 7 smartphone with a 5-inch display is available for $149.99. At the same time, the carrier has launched Samsung’s flagship S8 for $699.99.
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Cricket Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 2 Specs
Besides Android 7 Nougat OS and a 5-inch HD display, the Amp Prime 2 features 1.35 GHz quad-core processor and up to 16 GB of internal storage expandable up to 256 GB via microSD card. It has a 5-megapixel rear camera with flash and HD video and 2-megapixel front-facing camera. For connectivity, the phone offers Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Manager, microUSB, GPS, HD Voice, Mobile Hotspot support and 4G LTE compatibility and it has a 2600 mAh battery to power it all.
The Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 2 works with Cricket’s prepaid monthly plans that start at $30 per month. The $30, $40, $50 and $60 plans come with unlimited talk, text and data with 1GB, 3GB, 8GB and unlimited LTE data, respectively. The $50 and $60 plans also have unlimited international texting (SMS only) to 38 countries, unlimited calling, texting (text, picture and video messaging) and data roaming in Mexico and Canada.
In addition, all plans except for the $30 plan are $5 cheaper per month with autopay.
And just as expected, Cricket’s Samsung Galaxy S8 has arrived. The phone is priced at $699.99. Boost Mobile has also released its version, same as all others regarding specs, but locked to this carrier for a year, for $50 less, $649.99. Boost’s sister company Virgin Mobile is also selling the S8 for $649.99. Straight Talk’s version is available for $659 while MetroPCS is selling its for $729.
Source: Cricket Wireless