Samsung has over the past year ensured that it has a galaxy smartphone for all kinds of users – from the geeks seeking power with the S3 to the most basic Android smartphones and soon to come Windows phone. Today, we are covering news of a new Samsung Galaxy Smartphone – the Galaxy Express Android phone that will be available on AT&T network starting next Friday, 16th November. Samsung, it seems, want to cover all market corners with all kinds of smartphones already in its domain including 5 inch phablets, super smartphones, rugged smartphones for outdoor lovers, entry level budget phones, mid-range smartphones, dual SIM smartphones and even mini-phones for popular phones. But where does the Galaxy Express fall?
For a price of $99.99, you can get the mid-range 4.5 inch Galaxy Express phone on the AT&T network (on a contract) in just a week. This, to me, is a very good deal considering that it is a phone with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, a 5 megapixels camera, 4G LTE network capability and an impressive 2,000 mAh battery.
The Galaxy express phone comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, which, frankly, is a disappointment considering that the newest tablet from Google (with Samsung), the Nexus 10, comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. I am on the opinion that all phones and tablets from such a major manufacturer should come with at least Jelly Bean out-of-the-box from now on. Anyway, AT&T markets the phone as a ‘perfect gadget for first-time smartphone users’ or for those ‘looking to upgrade to a new Android smartphone’. That is a combination of a great price and high performance. The most touted features are of course the 4.5 inch Super AMOLED screen, the 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, the 5 megapixels rear camera and the 2,000 mAh battery.
In their press release, AT&T did not mention how much RAM or internal memory the Galaxy Express has, and neither did they mention whether Jelly bean operating system upgrade will be coming anytime soon. However, based on Samsung’s current devices in the market (even with other carriers), the Express is most likely to have 1 GB RAM, 8 GB onboard memory and a Jelly Bean upgrade of the operating system may be coming towards the end of the year or early next year.
Considering the specs of this phone, do you think the $99.99 price tag AT&T placed on the Galaxy Express is fair and would you buy it at that price? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
Processor: Dual-core 1.5 GHz
Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Display: 4.5 inch 480 x 800 pixels Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen ((~207 ppi pixel density)
Memory: 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory (unconfirmed), microSD card slot
Cameras: 5 megapixels rear, 2 megapixels front (unconfirmed)
Connectivity: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, microUSB, WiFi, GPS
Battery: Li-Ion 2000 mAh