Regional carrier SaskTel plans to launch three new smartphones within the next few weeks, Samsung Galaxy Rugby LTE, Samsung Ativ S and LG Optimus G.The Ativ S is Samsung’s only Windows Phone 8 device, while the Galaxy Rugby LTE and Optimus G are both powered by Android platform.
There are no details on the availability of any of the three smartphones, but it’s likely the LG Optimus G will be launched on November 13.
Rogers, Bell and TELUS are expected to launch LG’s Android flagship smartphone next week, so we can assume SaskTel will do the same thing.
As for the other two handsets, there’s a high chance the Galaxy Rugby LTE will be released ahead of Ativ S, which is rumored to arrive on the market next month. In the same piece of news, Samsung Galaxy Rugby LTE is already available for purchase at TELUS and Bell.
It is also worth mentioning that SaskTel plans to launch the AT&T version of LG Optimus G, which means the smartphone will come with an 8-megapixel rear photo snapper and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
LG also launched a slightly different version of Optimus G, which boasts an impressive 13-megapixel rear camera and 32GB of internal memory, but no microSD card slot for memory expansion. This model is now available for purchase in the US via Sprint.
Although both Samsung Galaxy Rugby LTE and LG Optimus G are powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box, only LG confirmed it would offer a Jelly Bean upgrade for its device.
On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy Rugby LTE is MIL-STD-810G certified, which makes it salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.