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LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Avant reportedly headed to T-Mobile

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LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Avant reportedly headed to T-Mobile
T-Mobile may soon release a new (and likely affordable) LTE smartphone made by Samsung. The handset is called Samsung Galaxy Avant - model number SM-G386 - and appears to be T-Mobile’s version of the Galaxy Core LTE that was launched in some markets back in February.

@evleaks has press renders showing the Galaxy Avant, though he didn’t provide details on the smartphone’s features. Even so, we assume that this isn’t too different from the Galaxy Core LTE (it even has the same faux-leather back cover). The upcoming handset will probably offer a 4.5-inch display with 540 x 960 pixels, 5MP rear camera, dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of expandable internal memory. It seems that the Avant will run Android 4.4 KitKat at launch (unlike the Galaxy Core LTE, which was released running Jelly Bean).

The date visible on the smartphone’s home screen (July 28) may be an indication on when we should expect T-Mobile to start selling it. 

Another new Samsung device that’s reportedly headed to T-Mobile is the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 LTE. Perhaps the carrier will introduce both the Avant and the Tab Pro 8.4 at the same time? We’ll be here to let you know if that happens.

source: @evleaks

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posted on 10 Jun 2014, 17:05

1. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

That looks like another model I saw recently.

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 17:16 1

2. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)

Well, at least they upped the screen resolution a little...

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 17:33 2

4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

And it's running KitKat with the latest version of Touchwiz, so it won't run too terribly. It's a decent lower mid range device. I just wish Samsung had a more consistent and unified device line up. They should just release their Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series everywhere instead of having tons of devices that are basically re-branded variants of the same phone.

Galaxy S5, S5 Mini, and S5 Prime
Galaxy Note 3, and Note 3 Neo.

That should be it. High end, mid range, and premium smart phones, and high end and mid range phablets. Maybe they can add an entry level smartphone like the Moto E for emerging markets, but that should be the end of it. That's 6 devices that can be released everywhere and covers all bases. Updates would come more quickly to everyone, and they could reduce costs by producing more of a few models rather than producing less of more models.

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 17:54

6. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)

Yes. They should take their example from Motorola...

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 17:19 1

3. Super3310 (Posts: 91; Member since: 06 May 2014)

Samsung galaxies~more galaxies than in our universe

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 18:12 1

7. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

Not even close.

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 17:42 1

5. Emmanuelz (Posts: 214; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)

Cant wait to sell my s5 for this so dope

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 19:10

8. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)

I'm so glad that the front looks just like my s5! wth

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 20:35

9. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

Hello? Tmobile? Does Motorola exist to you at all? Everyone else knows about them.

Pull your head out of your ass.

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 21:21

10. hurrycanger (Posts: 1626; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

Umm... what? The Moto G and Moto X work well with T-mobile. I don't see any problem here.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 08:03

11. Garmac (Posts: 21; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)

Seems this will be one of the only phones that will support LTE band 12 that T-Mobile will be using soon to bolster their network...

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