Sprint is readying a new phone for Sunday: the Samsung
Galaxy Victory 4G LTE. The company is trumpeting its unlimited data/text/phone service and is pointing to the new phone as an inexpensive way to get onboard with its 4G LTE
plan. The Galaxy Victory is set to sell for $99.99 with a two-year service agreement. That price is after a $50 mail-in reward card rebate.
The Galaxy Victory runs Android
4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and has a 4-inch touch-sensitive display. The processor is a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU. Other specs to note are 1.3MP and 5MP front and rear-facing cameras, respectively, as well as NFC (near field communication) support. The phone makes use of NFC
with Google Wallet and S Beam (a device-to-device sharing feature).
This is a Sprint ID phone, which means you can download ID packs (which include apps, wallpapers, ringtones, and related features) based on themes that interest you. The packs won’t prevent you from using Google Play to get the apps that you prefer, however.
Of course, Sprint’s 4G LTE network is in the works, which means you won’t be blazing everywhere. Cities that should be getting up to 4G LTE speed in the very near future include Boston, Chicago, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and others.