Only a week after being exposed in detail on the internet
, the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G is now available from MetroPCS
. Yet don't get confused by the silly
new, fancy name as we are dealing with a pretty familiar device. Basically, the Lightray 4G is just a re-branded Samsung DROID Charge
. As such, it comes with identical hardware on the inside, and quite similar looks on the outside.
The Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G is powered by a 1GHz processor, and the Super AMOLED Plus display on its front measures 4.3 inches in diagonal. For capturing all those special moments you get an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash, and the secondary, front-facing cam is ideal for video chats. For storing all that imagery and other data you might want to carry around, there is a 16GB microSD card included in the set. Unsurprisingly, the smartphone supports LTE connectivity, hence the 4G in its name.
On the software side, the aging Android 2.3 comes pre-installed, which is kind of a disappointment. At least metroPCS has finally added Mobile Hotspot functionality, which was unavailable on its devices to this point. Another feature that you might be interested in is television streaming, courtesy of Dyle, which allows you to enjoy live programming while out and about.
And as for its pricing, the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G can be purchased for $459, which might seem a bit steep, but after all, a long-term commitment with the carrier will not be required. Unlimited plans start at $40 per month, which gets you all-you-can-eat nationwide calls, texting, and 250MB of data at 4G speeds.