Virgin Mobile USA has announced the immediate availability of the Samsung Galaxy Victory, which coincidentally, is the carriers first LTE smartphone. This may not be the lowest priced device in the Virgin Mobile pre-paid lineup, however it does bring a decent set of specs. Not to mention, the handset includes support for Google Wallet.
That bit aside, the Galaxy Victory features include a 4-inch display, dual-core 1.2GHz processor, microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording. Other goodies for the Galaxy Victory include S Beam sharing thanks to the Wi-Fi Direct and NFC. The Galaxy Victory is even launching with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
While the phone seems to have a decent set of specs and price to match, part of the perk of going with Virgin Mobile is the low-cost month-to-month plans that start at $35. For that price you will get 300 voice minutes along with unlimited messages and data. Stepping up and you can grab 1200 minutes for $45 per month or unlimited minutes for $55 per month. All plans include unlimited messages and data.
Bottom line here, Virgin Mobile now has an LTE smartphone available and the price to pay will be $299.99. Otherwise, for those looking for something a bit lower in price, the carrier recently announced the Kyocera Event which is priced at $79.99. Needless to say, the specs on the Event are not as nice as the Galaxy Victory, but we realize that sometimes the price has to be the deciding factor when it comes to buying a phone.[via Virgin Mobile]