The Galaxy Discover was revealed as coming to Straight Talk and Net10 earlier this morning, however it seems Samsung has opted to do something unique with this particular handset. They are going to launch it without the TouchWiz user interface. This will not change the fact that the device is launching with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but still, we suspect some may prefer a vanilla ICS as compared to a TouchWiz filled Jelly Bean experience.
The Galaxy Discover price and release dates have yet to be revealed by either carrier at the moment. Instead the details are coming direct from Samsung. The page that Samsung posted notes that the Galaxy Discover will be running “a taste of pure Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.” And just in case there was any doubt as to what that means, they further note that the Galaxy Discover will let you “experience mobile life without carrier or Samsung overlays.”
Simply put, no TouchWiz on the Galaxy Discover. While that may sound really good to some, the specs are going to be a limiting factor here. Basically, the Galaxy Discover is a lower-end device. The feature set includes a 3.5-inch (320 x 480) HVGA display, 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7225A processor, 2.7GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 1300 mAh battery, 3.0 megapixel rear-facing camera and HSDPA 7.2Mbps connectivity.
Lower-end specs aside, the one saving factor here could be the price. Well, the price and the carrier plans. We know that Straight Talk and Net10 have unlimited plans beginning at $45 per month. Finally, while we cannot make a direct comparison here, Net10 has similarly spec’d devices available for $179.99.