Samsung and Sprint today announced a new 4G phone which will be the first to sell for under $100 on the carrier. Launching on Aug. 21st, the Samsung Conquer 4G will sell for $99.99 with a two-year agreement and after a $50 mail-in rebate.
“The price of Samsung Conquer 4G makes Sprint’s 4G speeds accessible to more customers than ever,” said Fared Adib, vice president-Product Development, Sprint. “We are proud to deliver this dynamic device at a great value without sacrificing must-have technology. Our customers can really do more for less when this ultra-affordable 4G device is paired with the great value of our unlimited data calling plans.”
Samsung Conquer 4G Tech Specs
- 1 GHz processor
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- 3.5-inch touchscreen
- Dual-Mode 3G/4G device
- 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera with flash and zoom
- 1.3-megapixel front facing camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- GPS capable
- MicroSD card slot that supports up to a 32GB memory card (2GB card included)
- 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capable, supporting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices on the Sprint 3G or 4G networks
- Stereo Bluetooth wireless technology
While we aren’t huge fans of the mail-in rebate gimmick, even at $150 this looks to be a fairly decent device. True, the 4G is Sprint’s WiMax, but you’re still going to get decent speeds and truly unlimited data, so you’re going to be able to download pretty much anything you want at decent speeds (when in a service area). It is rather interesting to see mid-tier phones getting to the point that the upper-tier was at not all that long ago, and the Samsung Conquer 4G looks like it could be a phone you could easily get as your first smartphone or to give to a teenager.
Do you have any interest int he Samsung Conquer 4G?