MetroPCS announces Activa 4G, Huawei's first 4G LTE handset for the U.S.

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: June 8, 2012

Huawei Activa 4G MetroPCS

Huawei and MetroPCS have teamed up this morning to announce the Huawei Activa 4G, an Android-powered smartphone that also happens to be Huawei's first 4G LTE-capable handset in the U.S. Along with LTE connectivity, the Activa 4G features a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen, 5-megapixel rear and VGA front cameras, 4GB microSD card (preloaded with Kung Fu Panda 2) and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Buried inside the phone you'll also find an 800MHz processor and an 1,880mAh battery. The Activa 4G is available now both in stores and online for $149 after $50 mail-in rebate.

Support for 4G LTE is increasingly becoming a must-have feature for many consumers as carriers continue to expand their LTE coverage, and so it's good to see Huawei enter the LTE smartphone game with the Activa 4G. It's also worth noting that the Activa 4G is currently the lowest-priced LTE smartphone on MetroPCS's roster, so if you're looking to join the 4G fun on a budget, Huawei's Activa 4G could be worth your time. MetroPCS's full announcement of the Activa 4G is ready and waiting for you down below.

MetroPCS Introduces Latest 4GLTE Smartphone and Huawei’s First in the U.S with the Huawei Activa™ 4G

Huawei Activa 4G is fifth 4GLTE smartphone from the nation’s only no-contract 4G LTE provider

DALLAS - June  08, 2012 --  MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) and Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, are making 4G LTE service available to all MetroPCS customers with the introduction of the Activa™ 4G smartphone. The Activa 4G is the latest smartphone in MetroPCS’ growing 4G LTE line-up and is Huawei’s first 4G LTE handset in the United States.

“MetroPCS is committed to bringing 4G LTE handsets to consumers with a range of price points and features to ensure that 4G LTE is available to everyone and offers the experience that is right for them,” said Tom Keys, president and chief operating officer of MetroPCS. “The addition of Huawei as a new 4G LTE handset provider is a great step for us as we continue to expand our portfolio of affordable, feature-rich 4G LTE devices at an exceptional value.”

The Huawei Activa 4G is a 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen smartphone powered by the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system and equipped with a 5.0 megapixel camera with single LED flash and front-facing VGA camera.  The 4G LTE device is powered by GCT’s GDM7240 single-chip 4G LTE solution.

“We are honored to bring our first 4G LTE device to U.S. audiences with the support of MetroPCS’ powerful and expansive network,” said Michael Chuang, executive vice president of Huawei Device USA. “MetroPCS is committed to providing customers with advanced, flexible and affordable smartphone options through its no-annual contract services, and is the ideal partner for Huawei’s entrance into a new era for smartphones and handsets.”

The Huawei Activa 4G is available in stores and online for $149, plus tax, following mail-in and instant rebate, for a limited time.

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About MetroPCS Communications, Inc.

Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) is a provider of no annual contract, unlimited wireless communications service for a flat-rate. MetroPCS is the fifth largest facilities-based wireless carrier in the United States based on number of subscribers served. With Metro USA(SM), MetroPCS customers can use their service in areas throughout the United States covering a population of over 280 million people. As of March 31, 2012, MetroPCS had approximately 9.5 million subscribers. For more information please visit

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