Today, wireless carrier MetroPCS announced plans to make the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone available for its users starting with this weekend, and that it would reach all of the company’s retail channels on Monday, October 22.
The smartphone will be available at first only through select stores, but it is set to become available via MetroPCS’ online store as well come Monday, the company said.
The high-end Android-based smartphone
will be released with support for the carrier’s 4G LTE network, and will be offered at no annual contract price.
Those who would like to purchase the device will have to pay $499 plus tax for it, and will have the possibility to choose between a range of MetroPCS plans, starting at $30 and going all the way up to $70 per month.
“The limited-time promotional plans of 4G LTE for $30 or unlimited talk, text and 4GLTE data for $55 per month (taxes and regulatory fees included) are on the list of available options," the carrier announced.
Galaxy S III arrives on shelves at MetroPCS with a large 4.8-inch touchscreen display, as well as with a powerful 1.5 GHz dual-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM for increased performance levels.
Additionally, the new device features an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with support for full HD video recording, as well as a 1.9MP camera on the front for making video calls.
The handset also packs a variety of appealing features, including S Beam, Pop Up Play, Near Field Communication (NFC), Enhanced gesture controls, and more. It will also arrive with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
loaded on it right from the start.
“We are excited to make the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone available to our no annual contract subscribers,” said Tom Keys, president and chief operating officer of MetroPCS.
“With roughly one million 4G LTE customers already, we recognize that many want a premier smartphone that offers an array of high-end features and runs on our 4G LTE network. Available with any of our 4G LTE service plans, this smartphone offers a postpaid experience at a tremendous value to our consumers.”