Today the folks from US Cellular are getting another Samsung smartphone to grace their growing 4G LTE network. Having just announced the new Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G QWERTY slider smartphone. This is surely a budget aimed device but comes complete with a 4-inch display, full keyboard, and 4G LTE. Check it out below.

The Metrix 4G will be hitting US Cellular stores starting Friday, August 24th, and is currently up on This budget-friendly device packs a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 1.0 GHz single-core processor and a 5 megapixel camera all for a decent price. The device resembles Verizon’s Samsung Stratosphere and rocks the same keyboard.

Pricing consists of $179 after a $100 mail in rebate and a new 2-year contract, but for those in a USCC 4G LTE area it will only run you $129 instead — after the same $100 MIR. As you can see above the keyboard is quite spacious, and this should be a great back to school device since we know everyone is on the lookout for deals.

Pricing seems a bit odd punishing those that don’t have 4G LTE (which isn’t their fault) but US Cellular is trying quite hard to get more users on their regional 4G LTE services. The new Metrix 4G might not compete with the Galaxy S III on US Cellular, but then it’s priced much lower too. For those keyboard lovers or users on a budget this is worth a quick look.

[via US Cellular]