Sprint begins offering a new budget-priced Samsung Galaxy smartphone for new smartphone owners today, the Samsung Galaxy Victory.
Features include Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4" touchscreen and access to the Sprint 4G LTE network. Also included are a 5MP camera, front camera, Google Wallet and more.
It also has many of the Samsung software features found in the Samsung Galaxy S III such as:
- S Voice - voice activated action than can be used to turn the volume up or down on the music player, answer or reject incoming calls, shut off or choose to snooze the alarm clock or take a picture by saying “smile” or “cheese.”
- S Beam - NFC sharing of photos, videos, documents and other DRM-free content to Android Beam. This allows a 1GB file to be shared within minutes and a 10MB file within seconds by simply touching another S Beam enabled phone.
- AllShare Play allows users to wirelessly connect Galaxy Victory to their PC, tablet or television to immediately share files, stream music, user-generated videos, photos and other DRM-free content to AllShare-enabled devices using Wi-Fi. It also allows the user to remotely access files on up to six Samsung devices.
- AllShare Group Cast lets the user share a presentation or photo album in real time with multiple friends on the same Wi-Fi network.
The Samsung Galaxy Victory costs $99.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement, after a $50 mail-in rebate via reward card. It is essentially a scaled down version of the Samsung Galaxy
that can be bought for as little as $99 with online retailers. Amazon.com for a short time has dropped the price for the Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB model in all colors from AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless to only $99 for new individual and family accounts. Launched in June there have been over 20 million Samsung Galaxy S III smartphones sold worldwide. Reviewers raved over the gorgeous 4.8" Super AMOLED touchscreen, S Beam, faster processor, Android 4.0 ICS, new camera tricks and nifty new software.
Sprint 4G LTE is now available in 19 cities, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio.