The Samsung Galaxy Discover, an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phone has leaked for the first time in August last year for TracFone. Since than, it’s never been officially announced or released by TracFone or its subsidiaries, Straight Talk and Net10. Prepaid Phone News has discovered Net10 Samsung Galaxy Discover at RadioShack store available for $69.99 through February 16, while its regular price is set at $99.99.
Update Feb 6, 2013: The Samsung Galaxy Discover, SGH-S730G, has been displayed at Samsung’s U.S. website for both Straight Talk and Net10.
According to Prepaid Phone News, the phone’s tutorial and manual have been available online for couple of months now but not the phone itself available for purchase. Although the Net10 Samsung Galaxy Discover has been spotted online and in some RadioShack stores, the phone is not easy to find.
The Samsung Galaxy Discover operates on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform but it is powered with an 800 MHz processor. The phone features a 3.5-inch display (320 x 480), 3-megapixel camera with video capture, proximity sensor, accelerometer, 512MB of RAM,
4GB 2.7GB of internal storage and expandable memory up to 32GB. For connectivity, it uses USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0 and it’s Wi-Fi-enabled.
Also, Net10 Samsung Galaxy Discover is a GSM handset that runs on AT&T network. This could be taken as a good sign that TracFone and its brands are still under network agreement with AT&T and that absence of AT&T SIM cards from both Straight Talk and Net10’s websites are due to their SIM cards being simply sold out.
The Samsung Galaxy Discover can be paired with Net10’s $50 Unlimited monthly plan with unlimited talk, text and data. Since Net10 and Straight Talk are sister companies and have similar range of phones, it’s possible that Straight Talk will released the phone itself and pair it with its $45 Unlimited plan.