Wireless services provider MetroPCS is reportedly gearing up for the release of a new mobile phone running under Google's Android operating system, one that might land at the carrier under the name of Samsung Admire, and which already leaked into the wild.
Apparently, this might be the first smartphone on the wireless carrier's offering to arrive on shelves with Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system on board, at least this is what the leaked info on it suggests.
However, it might not be able to provide users with support for the wireless carrier's LTE network, but only for 3G speeds.
Even so, the device would still prove an appealing addition to MetroPCS' lineup, especially if accompanied by an affordable price tag.
Rumor has it that the new smartphone might be released sometime in August or September, and that it could run for $149 after a $50 instant rebate (the full price would be of $199, it seems).
The new mobile phone, is also said to sport the model number of SCH-R720 and to be set to replace the LG Optimus M in the carrier's offering.
It would pack an 800MHz application processor inside, complemented by a 3.5-inch touchscreen display that would be able to deliver an HVGA resolution.
On the back, the handset will sport a 3.2 megapixel photo snapper that should also offer users the possibility to record videos while on the go.
As for connectivity, 3G CDMA is sure to have been included with the new device, along with WiFi and Bluetooth, but no LTE. A built-in GPS receiver should be inside the phone as well.
The mobile phone can be admired in a series of photos that emerged courtesy of Howard Forums, though it remains to be seen whether the leaked info on it will indeed pan out or not, so stay tuned to learn more on it.