Sprint gives you a WiMax Android phone for $100 on contract as the Samsung Conquer 4G launches today

Sprint gives you a WiMax Android phone for $100 on contract as the Samsung Conquer 4G launches today
Looking for a 4G enabled, Android powered phone? You should have no problem as many handsets are in that category. You want to spend just $100? Before this morning, that little tidbit of info might have led to a fit of laughter, but now there is such a phone and it is being launched today by Sprint.

The Samsung Conquer 4G is a WiMax enabled Android handset that you won't confuse for say, the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G. There is the matter of that 3.5 inch screen with resolution of 320 x 480. And the Qualcomm MSM8655 1GHz single-core processor is so 2010. On the back is a 3.2MP camera that was hot stuff back in the days of the LG Dare. Yet, the Samsung Conquer 4G isn't totally designed for the Flintstone-era. Android 2.3 is installed and there is a 1.3MP front-facing camera. Of course, with 4G in the name of the phone, the handset is enabled for WiMax coverage. The Swype keyboard comes with the phone right out of the box.

Priced at $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a signed 2-year contract, the Samsung Conquer 4G appears just in time to give your kid going off to college, or for the first-time smartphone user unsure if he/she can handle all of those widgets and apps. The off-contract price is $399.99. Either way, you are getting Gingerbread and 4G connectivity for only $100. At a time when the price bar for new Android phones has been moved higher than the $199.99 that we have been accustomed to, the Samsung Conquer 4G has a refreshing price tag on the device-as long as you don't mind some out of date specs.

source: Sprint via AndroidCentral

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Conquer 4G
  • Display 3.5" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h talk time)

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9 Comments

1. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Verizon is the only company raising the price bar, the 1ghz single core Thunderbolt (which I do actually own) is $249.99 because it's on Verizon, whereas the 4G, dual core, 3D next gen EVO 3D is only $199.99. Verizon is the most overpriced carrier! They have the most expensive talk plans, the worst data plans available, and then standard texting plans (which are still ridiculous) which they have yet jack up recently, so who knows, and on top of that, the most expensive, least innovative hardware.

2. xoatomxo

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 26, 2011

thats why im going to change from verizon next month when my contract end

3. Yo unregistered

Verizon has to cover the cost of union thuggery.

4. stealthd unregistered

LOL I think you mean they have to give their employees fair wages and benefits. And that's Verizon, as in landlines and FIOS, not Verizon Wireless, so keep the naive teabagger comments where they're at least remotely relevant.

6. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Easy there stealth, I know it's simple being a tough guy on the internet...but ease up Besides, thanks to the blackberry bold launching today on sprint, even the budget carriers can charge $250 for their top models. I also believe the Epic launched a year ago this month with a $250 price tag

8. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

My bad...apparently it's $199 online for the bold

5. stealthd unregistered

The LTE chip actually makes the phones considerably more expensive. Still doesn't excuse Verizon and every other carrier for not giving away every phone on contract.

7. gdubb03 unregistered

i don't understand why no one has said this yet but you can get the evo for the same price. Make sense? I know its eol in a couple months, but still its way better than this doa pos.

10. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Anything HTC makes is crap.. why buy it?

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