Samsung Admire hits MetroPCS with Android 2.3 and $129 price tag in tow

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: August 22, 2011

Samsung Admire MetroPCS

MetroPCS has been filling out its Android lineup nicely as of late with devices like the Samsung Galaxy Indulge and LG Optimus M, and today the carrier added another Android-powered smartphone to the roster: the Samsung Admire. Coming in with a contract-free price of $129, the Admire features a 3.5-inch 320x480 display, 800MHz processor, 3.2-megapixel camera, 196MB of internal storage, 2GB microSD card preinstalled, 1,600mAh battery, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The Admire can be paired with one of MetroPCS's unlimited plans that start at $50 per month.

As I said yesterday when we first saw the Samsung Galaxy Precedent, it's great to see so many budget-friendly Android phones hitting the pre-paid carriers. This gives folks that can't or don't want to shell out hundreds of dollars for a high-end smartphone on-contract a chance to try out Android for themselves. Certainly the specs of the Admire aren't the most impressive we've ever seen, but for $130 sans commitment, the device is a pretty good deal. Anyone planning on pulling the trigger on MetroPCS's newest Android addition?

Via MobileBurn, MetroPCS