Samsung trademarked a bunch of Galaxy names over the course of the year. We first heard about Galaxy Metrix back in April, but we only knew Samsung trademarked this name, along with two others, Galaxy Velvet and Galaxy Legend.
Today, US Cellular announced the immediate availability of Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G. The smartphone is currently available online and will be launched in US Cellular’s brick and mortar stores this Friday.
Customers living in markets where 4G LTE service is currently available or will be launched by the end of the year can purchase the Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G for only $129 USD after a $100 USD mail-in rebate.
Those living in other areas where 4G LTE service will be available next year will have to come up with $179 USD after a $100 mail-in rebate in order to purchase the Galaxy Metrix 4G
Keep in mind that purchase of a data plan is required and a new two-year agreement and activation fee may apply for new customers.
Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and packs a single-core processor clocked at 1 GHz.
Aside from LTE support, the Samsung
Galaxy Metrix 4G’s selling point would be the full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, allowing users to type faster and more accurately.
It also comes with a 4.0-inch capacitive touchscreen display, a 5-megapixel rear photo snapper and a secondary VGA front-facing camera for video calls.
“We are excited to offer our latest 4G LTE smartphone for our customers to help them get more done in less time. The large touchscreen and popular QWERTY keyboard for fast typing make the Galaxy Metrix 4G the go-to device for customers who depend on their smartphone to keep up with their busy schedules
,” said Edward Perez, vice president of sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular.