LG Connect 4G and Samsung Attain 4G for metroPCS officially announced

Earlier this morning, metroPCS officially announced a pair of handsets to add to their 4G network. One of the devices, the LG Connect 4G, is a device we’ve seen before in leaked images. While the Samsung Attain 4G is a phone we’ve only heard rumored about up until now. Thankfully, the regional carrier provides plenty of information for those of you out there interested in either one of the devices.

First up, the LG Connect 4G. As we’ve heard in the past, this device features a 4-inch NOVA display, with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor under the hood. There’s a 5MP rear-facing camera, capable of recording 720p video. There is a front-facing camera, it will connect to metroPCS’s 4G network, and it will run Android 2.3 right out of the box. Unfortunately, though, metroPCS didn’t provide any information on the device’s price quite yet, but says the handset will launch sometime within the next month.

The Samsung Attain 4G is a handset with a 3.5-inch display, a 1GHz processor under the hood, with a 3MP rear-facing camera. It has a 1.3MP front-facing shooter, and it will connect to the carrier’s 4G network. Pricing is marked at $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. It is said to be landing in stores in the coming weeks. You can check out the full press releases below.

Press Releases

MetroPCS and LG Mobile Bring Incredible Entertainment and Exceptional Value with Launch of New LG Connect 4G
LG Connect 4G Delivers Multitasking Magic with 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 4G Connectivity on Nation’s Only No Contract 4G LTE Provider
DALLAS, LAS VEGAS and SAN DIEGO – (Jan. 9, 2012) – MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) and LG Mobile today announced the latest addition to MetroPCS’ 4GLTE-enabled smartphone line-up with the powerful LG ConnectTM 4G. Available within the next month, LG Connect 4G is powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and is MetroPCS’ first handset to feature a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, giving consumers a powerful multi-tasking tool for their daily needs and entertainment.
“Our customers demand a stellar service and device experience and we’re excited to provide another option that allows them to enjoy entertainment, handle business and stay connected at an incredible overall value,” said Tom Keys, president and COO of MetroPCS. “We’re committed to meeting our customers’ changing needs and offering a full spectrum of handsets that fit every budget and lifestyle.”
LG Connect 4G packs features and performance into a sleek, modern design that is big on style but not on bulk. Its brilliant 4-inch NOVA display with patented technology from LG, together with a Corning® Gorilla® Glass Screen Protector, provide consumers with unparalleled viewing pleasure and durability. And with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 720p HD video recording, the LG Connect 4G delivers a tremendously responsive user experience when browsing the web and capturing or viewing video. The phone’s Dolby® Mobile feature offers a high quality sound experience for all stored music and users won’t miss out on streaming all their favorite tunes thanks to the pre-loaded Rhapsody Unlimited Music service. LG Connect 4G is also equipped with a 5MP rear camera with flash and a front facing camera.
“LG Connect 4G provides MetroPCS customers with a fast and affordable 4G LTE device that delivers a powerful multimedia experience,” said Tim O’Brien, vice president of marketing for LG Mobile. “LG Connect 4G users will never miss a beat while on-the-go and can create, share and view photos or images on one of the brightest displays on the market.”
Consumers interested in LG Connect 4G can choose between MetroPCS’ affordable smartphone plans of $50 and $60, taxes and regulatory fees included. Both plans feature unlimited talk, text and 4GLTE web browsing, with the $50 plan offering 1GB of multimedia streaming access (streaming video, audio and game content) and the $60 plan offering unlimited multimedia streaming access.
LG Connect 4G will be available in MetroPCS stores and online at www.metropcs.com within the next month.
For more information, please visit:
Details on rate plans and service features: www.metropcs.com/plans
MetroPCS Terms and Conditions of Service: www.metropcs.com/privacy/terms.aspx
Press resources: www.metropcs.com/presscenter
Follow MetroPCS on Twitter: www.twitter.com/metropcs
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View MetroPCS’ latest videos: www.YouTube.com/metropcs
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 December 31, 2011, MetroPCS had over 9.3 million subscribers. For more information please visit www.metropcs.com.
About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 93,000 people working in over 120 operations around the world. With 2010 global sales of 55.8 trillion Korean won (USD 48.2 billion), LG comprises four business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions. LG is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines, and refrigerators. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both a Global Partner and a Technology Partner of Formula 1™. As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.
About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a leading global mobile communications and information company. With its cutting-edge technology and innovative design capabilities, LG creates handsets that provide an optimized mobile experience to customers around the world. LG is pursuing convergence technology and mobile computing products, while continuing its leadership role in mobile communication with stylish designs and smart technology. For more information, please visit http://www.lgmobilephones.com.

MetroPCS Reaches New Heights with Latest 4G LTE Android, the Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G
Attain Brings Improved Performance, Stellar Looks and Features to MetroPCS’ Expanding 4G LTE Android Portfolio
DALLAS and LAS VEGAS – (January 9, 2012) – MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced the Samsung Galaxy AttainTM 4G, a multi-tasking smartphone with the power of 4G LTE and the kind of flair to help consumers manage their busy lives — without digging deep into their pocketbooks. Available online and in MetroPCS in the coming weeks, this mobile powerhouse is MetroPCS’ latest addition to its 4G LTE AndroidTM handset lineup, with no annual contract and tax and regulatory-fee-inclusive service plans that start at just $50 per month.
“We are committed to delivering the latest smartphones that fit our customers’ needs and provide unmatched value with our 4G LTE service,” said Tom Keys, MetroPCS president and chief operating officer. “We believe that the Galaxy Attain 4G fills a sweet spot within our growing 4G LTE portfolio, packing all of the Android features that consumers have come to expect and that allow them to do more.”
The Galaxy Attain 4G, armed with a 1GHz processor, keeps consumers’ lives moving forward and helps them stay in the loop. Powered with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), it is designed to handle everything in consumers’ day-to-day lives. Equipped with a 3MP rear camera with LED flash, users can capture and share photos quickly and easily. The 1.3MP front-facing camera and pre-loaded Google Talk application makes it simple to video chat face-to-face with loved ones on the device’s 3.5″ screen. In addition, users will be able to take advantage of the Android Market with quick access to more than 300,000 applications, games and tools.
“The Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G is designed to meet the needs of consumers who manage their lives on the go and we’re excited to provide another feature-rich 4G LTE Android handset to MetroPCS and its customers,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “Since the device is versatile, users can easily transition between personal and professional usage, with features that make the Galaxy Attain 4G the perfect ‘everything’ phone.”
The Galaxy Attain 4G is available on MetroPCS’ $50 and $60 smartphone plans, which include all applicable taxes and regulatory fees. On the $60 plan, consumers can choose between Rhapsody Unlimited Music or MetroSTUDIOTM to fulfill all of their entertainment needs – on top of unlimited talk, text and web. With Rhapsody Unlimited Music, music lovers can access more than 12 millions songs, within Rhapsody’s extensive music library. With MetroSTUDIO, entertainment enthusiasts have access to rich multimedia content, including Video On Demand, providing instant access to the latest TV shows, news, sports and entertainment right from their phone. And to give customers even more entertainment options, MetroPCS recently added content from Disney/ABC Television Group and ESPN to MetroSTUDIO.
The Galaxy Attain 4G will be available for $199 plus tax, after a $50 mail-in rebate, for a limited time only. Consumers interested in purchasing the Galaxy Attain 4G can visit their local MetroPCS store or go online to purchase the phone and sign up for service.
For more information, please visit:
Details on rate plans and service features: www.metropcs.com/plans
MetroPCS Terms and Conditions of Service: www.metropcs.com/privacy/terms.aspx
Press resources: www.metropcs.com/presscenter
Follow MetroPCS on Twitter: www.twitter.com/metropcs
Become a fan of MetroPCS on Facebook: www.facebook.com/metropcs
View MetroPCS’ latest videos: www.YouTube.com/metropcs
*4G used in connection with the Samsung Galaxy AttainTM 4G product refers to the fact that the Galaxy Attain is capable of operating on the MetroPCS 4G LTE network.
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 USASM, MetroPCS customers can use their service in areas throughout the United States covering a population of over 280 million people. As of December 31, 2011, MetroPCS had over 9.3 million subscribers. For more information please visit www.metropcs.com.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

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