Unveiling a new handset for perhaps the last time as an independent company, MetroPCS is introducing the Huawei Premia 4G
. There was a time when the specs on this phone would have warranted a $199.99 on-contract price. Now, you can pick up the phone for just $149.99 without being tied up for two years. The Huawei Premia 4G offers a 4 inch WVGA screen protected by Gorilla Glass. Perhaps the most impressive part of the phone is the dual-core 1.5GHz processor under the hood. 1GB of RAM is on board and there is a microSD slot available to add more storage to the device. The rear and front-facing cameras weigh in at 5MP and 1.3MP respectively, and Android 4.0 is installed out of the box.
The Huawei Premia 4G supports MetroPCS' 4G LTE service. And if you're a big music fan, you can add Rhapsody Unlimited
for $5 per month. The service allows you to download tunes from Rhapsody's large library and listen to your selections even when off-line.
This is the second Huawei branded LTE enabled smartphone to join the MetroPCS lineup. The Huawei Activa 4G
was introduced last summer and is no longer being offered by the pre-paid carrier. Soon to be merged with T-Mobile
, MetroPCS has 11 phones that support 4G LTE on its roster, including the current Android flagship model, the Samsung Galaxy S III.