US-based carrier MetroPCS plans to launch a new mid-budget Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G. Hardware-wise, the device is a combination between the Galaxy S and Galaxy S II.
We’re not sure if this will be launched with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box or it will be powered by an earlier version of the platform, such as Gingerbread.
Anyway, the first leaked details on the phone’s specs sheet show the phone is equipped with a 1.3 GHz processor, most likely single-core.
On the back, Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G
boasts an 8-megapixel photo snapper with LED flash and autofocus, while in the front there’s a secondary 1.3-megapixel camera for video calls.
As the name suggests, it will come with 4G support, but it will also offer a microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB, 16GB memory card included) and Mobile Hotspot. No word on pricing options and availability yet.