Boost Mobile has added two new Samsung smartphones and one featurephone
to its lineup. The Samsung Galaxy S II 4G is a refreshed version of the phone
that last year many were calling the best Android model ever made. The first time for the device on a non-contract carrier, the specs almost are a perfect match for the Samsung Epic 4G Touch for Sprint with the 4.5 inch screen, the dual-core 1.2GHz Exynos processor and the 1GB of RAM aboard. There is 16GB of internal storage that can be bumped up using the microSD slot and don't forget the 8MP camera on back and the 2MP front facing shooter. There is 4G connectivity via WiMAX and Android 4.0 is installed out of the box.
"Together with Samsung we continue to launch compelling device options from entry level to 4G-enabled smartphones to meet the evolving needs of our customers. Launching the award-winning Samsung Galaxy S II 4G marks a defining moment for Boost’s customers craving a portable entertainment powerhouse on a no-contract unlimited plan that shrinks to as low as $40 a month."-Andre Smith, vice president, Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile will be offering the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G for $369.99 starting on September 6th. Select national retail locations will also have the model in stock later next month. This sounds like a good deal along with the carrier's Monthly Unlimited plan that starts with $55 unlimited nationwide talk, text and picture messaging, Web (2.5GB monthly at full speed), email and calls to 411. For ever 6 on-time payments, the cost drops $5 to a minimum of $40 a month. And to make it easier, the 6 on-time payments don't have to be consecutive.
Another smartphone that the plan would be useful for is the newly introduced Samsung Galaxy Rush. This is a lower-spec'd model with a 3.5 inch screen, powered by a 1GHz processor with 768MB of RAM on board. The phone features a 3MP camera on back and a 1.3MP front facing camera. Android 4.0 is installed. This model will be available late next month for $149.99.
Lastly, the Samsung Array is a featurephone that will be offered by the carrier for its $45 Talk & Text Unlimited Plan with Shrinking Payments. The Array is a slim device with a 2.4 inch LCD screen with a side-sliding QWERTY and a 2MP camera. It will be available September 4th for $59.99.