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Samsung Galaxy Indulge Hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Indulge Hands-on
We guess it's fair to say that pretty much all of the fuss about CTIA 2011is reserved for some groundbreaking devices like the HTC EVO 3D and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, but let's not forget that some not so hyped and rather humble gadgets are also here. That's why we reserved a bit of our time to pay a visit to the Metro PCS-branded Samsung Galaxy Indulge - a handset that will go down in history as the first ever LTE smartphone released in the US.

The Samsung Galaxy Indulge is a spin-off from the original Samsung Galaxy S, and its specs are more mid than high-end by today's standards. It doesn't offer a Super AMOLED screen, but rather a 3.5-inch LCD one with a 320 x 480 resolution. The handset is made of plastic, but at least that makes it pretty lightweight and the chrome bezel surrounding the phone adds a touch of class to its design.

The Samsung Galaxy Indulge offers a pretty decent physical QWERTY, which has well-sized buttons. On the front side, we have four physical Android buttons that we are well used to, while on the back is the 3.2MP camera. The microUSB port and the camera shutter are on the right, the volume rocker is on the left, while on the top side are located the dedicated power button and the 3.5mm headphone jack.

The handset is powered by a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, while Froyo runs the software side of things.

The Samsung Galaxy Indulge may not be extremely impressive spec-wise, but it's important to note it's a pretty good handset by Metro PCS' standards and is offered for a contractless price of $399, not to mention its LTE capabilities.

Update: It's officially confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Indulge is to be launched by Cricket Wireless in May or June 2011.

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