Just a week after MetroPCS teased the Coolpad Quattro 4G as part of its upcoming device lineup, the new smartphone has been made officially official. Created by MetroPCS's new partner Coolpad Americas, the Coolpad Quattro 4G features a 4-inch display and VGA camera on its face, as well as a second 3.2-megapixel camera on its backside. The device also features a 1GHz processor, 4G LTE connectivity, mobile hotspot support and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The Coolpad Quattro 4G will be priced at $149 plus tax, though the carrier is still holding a promotion which offers a $50 mail-in rebate on the second 4G LTE smartphone when customers buy two LTE handsets at the same time.
The Coolpad Quattro 4G looks to be another addition to MetroPCS's lineup of affordable LTE handsets. It's kind of a disappointing that the Quattro 4G isn't following in the footsteps of the recently-released LG Motion 4G by coming to market with Android 4.0, but the Quattro does have a larger display than its ICS-toting counterpart, so there's that. The full Coolpad Quattro 4G announcement is available below.
MetroPCS Adds New Affordable 4GLTE Smartphone to Lineup with Launch of Coolpad Quattro™ 4G
Second 4G LTE Android™ Smartphone Under $150 Brings More Choices for Cost-Conscious Consumers
DALLAS, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) today announced the availability of the first U.S. smartphone from new handset partner Coolpad Americas – the Coolpad Quattro™ 4G. At $149 plus tax, the Quattro 4G offers another option for MetroPCS customers who are looking for a feature-rich, affordable 4G LTE Android™ smartphone and can be used with MetroPCS' 4G LTE service plans starting as low as $40 per month – with all applicable taxes and regulatory fees included and no annual contract.
The Coolpad Quattro 4G is an affordable 4G LTE smartphone powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and 1 GHz processor. The Quattro 4G has a 4" touchscreen that is perfect for viewing captured content, browsing the web and enjoying multimedia. Consumers can use the phone's 3.2 megapixel rear and VGA front-facing cameras to capture pictures, record video and video chat with friends and family.
For a limited time, MetroPCS customers can receive a $50 mail-in rebate on the second of any two 4G LTE handset purchases, meaning a new Quattro 4G is available for as low as $99 plus tax. Consumers can select from any of MetroPCS' tax and regulatory fee-inclusive 4G LTE service plans, which range from $40 to $70 per month, including the current promotional plan of unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data for $55 per month for a single line and $50 per line with a MetroPCS family plan.
The Coolpad Quattro 4G supports MetroPCS' 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot service, for an additional monthly charge. Consumers interested in purchasing the Quattro 4G can visit their local MetroPCS store or go online to www.metropcs.com.
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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 June 30, 2012, MetroPCS had approximately 9.3 million subscribers. For more information please visit www.MetroPCS.com.
About Coolpad Americas
Coolpad is one of the top smartphone brands in China. Designed and established by Yulong Computer Communications (Shenzhen), Coolpad has been in the wireless communications industry for over 18 years, pioneering the production of premier smartphones. Founded in April 1993, Yulong Computer Communications SciTech (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd. is a subsidiary of the China Wireless Technologies group; a publicly traded company based in Hong Kong and listed on the HKEx (stock trade code: 2369) in 2004.
Coolpad Americas is the US subsidiary of Yulong Computer Communications, and headquartered in San Diego, CA.