Virgin Mobile has just announced the Samsung Galaxy Reverb on its network. Being the first Galaxy device on Virgin Mobile, the Galaxy Reverb is a decent mid-ranged droid priced attractively. The smartphone was originally rumored for Sprint in July, but it has ended up on Virgin Mobile instead which is a subsidiary of Sprint. The device will go up for pre order on August 29 with availability slated for September, so there’s still some time left. Bearing close resemblance to Samsung’s own Droid Charge, the Galaxy Reverb holds true to its mid-ranged nature. There aren’t a lot of fancy features here that you would find in your conventional smartphone, so don’t get your hopes high.
The smartphone features a decent 4-inch AMOLED display, 5MP camera with a 1.3MP front facing camera sensor, a 1.4 GHz single core Snapdragon S2 chip, 4GB of internal storage and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, though the exact version of ICS is not known. Sadly, there’s no 4G/LTE radio on board, so users have to make their peace with 3G wherever necessary. The handset can handle microSD cards of up to 64GB, so the limited internal storage shouldn’t bother the users much. The handset will be priced at $249.99 off-contract.
The Galaxy Reverb seems like Samsung’s answer to the HTC One V which is priced at $199.99 on Virgin. The Reverb uses Samsung’s typical all plastic construction, while the HTC One V has a slightly superior aluminum unibody chassis. The Reverb however has a bigger screen and a slightly faster processor clock speed, so there’s something to cheer about for Samsung.
The smartphone’s arrival comes hot in the heels of Boost Mobile’s Galaxy S II 4G, Galaxy Rush and Galaxy Array. Like Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile too is a subsidiary of Sprint. So Samsung has been keeping itself fairly busy in the smartphone market, and things are about to get heated up with the Galaxy Note 2 set to arrive shortly before the IFA event kicks off in Berlin. What are your expectations from Samsung with the new Galaxy Note?
Source: Virgin Mobile
Via: Phone Scoop