The Samsung Array has joined Sprint’s lineup of product offerings. Whe company is selling the phone for $19.99 with a contract that runs for two years and a mail-in rebate.
The Samsung Array is an entry-level device that was for ease of use, especially for those who prefer a physical keyboard when composing messages to a capacitive touchscreen. The phone’s main feature is a full physical QWERTY keyboard that slides out on one side, apart from an alphanumeric keyboard below its display. Its QVGA screen spans 2.4 inches, and has a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels.
The device is powered by a 480MHz processor. It has 128MB of RAM, 256MB of ROM, and a total downloading capacity of 40MB. Since this may be a bit small for some users, Samsung has added a microSD slot that can expand its memory with a card that has a capacity of up to 32GB.
In the entertainment department, the Samsung Array is equipped with a high-resolution 2-megapixel rear-facing camera that has the capability of capturing photos as well as videos. It is also packed with a 3.5mm stereo headset jack and a built-in music player. Stereo Bluetooth is likewise onboard.
The Samsung Array supports access to Sprint’s 3G network, enabling its users to browse the Internet and download games and ringtones onto the device. It also provides users with Sprint Mobile Email.
Sprint has also added features to make the phone suitable for younger users. Among these is a parental control feature, which lets parents block calls and control their children’s access to data services. The GPS-powered Sprint Family Locator furthermore allows a parent or a guardian to track the phone on a map.
The phone has measurements of 2.12 x 4.41 x 0.59 inches and weighs 4.14 ounces or 117.4 grams. It sports a 1,000mAh battery that promises around 4 hours of talk time.
It is worth knowing that the same phone is also available from Boost Mobile. Boost Mobile, in contrast, is offering the phone without a contract for $60.