Today, AT&T issued a press release pertaining to their ever-growing portfolio of 4G LTE Android devices. The announcement reveals 3 Android smartphones and 1 Android tablet that will be coming to the nation’s second largest carrier. All of the devices are Samsung Galaxy models – the Galaxy Express, the Galaxy Rugby Pro, the Galaxy Note II, and lastly the 4G LTE Galaxy Tab 10.1 2.
The Samsung Galaxy Express is targeted at first time smartphone users. The device features 4G LTE, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 5MP rear facing camera, and a 2000 mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro is intended for use in industrial or far more severe conditions. The Rugby Pro is built to military specifications (810g specifications) and is waterproof, shock resistant, and dust proof. It features a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display and a 5-megapixel rear facing camera that records HD video in 720p. Business customers can rest assured that in addition to being protected from every day wear and tear, Rugby Pro also comes with full device encryption and EAS corporate email support. The device will have access to Enhanced Push-to-Talk functionality upon launch of the service.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II is the Korean company’s next major flagship device that will align itself with the Galaxy SIII. What isn’t know about this phone? Clearly AT&T wanted to ensure everyone knew they were getting this device as its launch date approaches. This device features improved battery life, a thinner and narrower design and enhancements to the S Pen compared to its predecessor It will also be receiving Android 4.1 Jelly Bean later this year. The new phablet will sport a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos processor with integrated graphics processing unit.
Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will come with 4G LTE capabilities giving those on the go a true solution for mobile productivity. The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 offers a 10.1-inch display and premium entertainment/productivity options.Features like on-device encryption and VPN access ensure your tablet is secure for business use. The 7000 mAh battery allows you to stay connected throughout the day.
Are you interested in getting any of these devices? What are your thoughts on Samsung having so many Galaxy devices? Check out the official press release below.
DALLAS, SEPT. 28, 2012 – AT&T* and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile)1 announced three new 4G LTE Android™ smartphones– Galaxy Express™, Galaxy Rugby Pro™ and the Galaxy Note® II – and one new 4G LTE Android tablet, Galaxy Tab® 2 (10.1), available in the coming months.
Samsung Galaxy Express
First-time smartphone users will find their perfect match with the Samsung Galaxy Express, a 4G LTE smartphone that combines high performance features at a great price. Galaxy Express runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and sports a clear and bright 4.5-inch Super AMOLED™ Plus screen. The 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 2000 mAh battery helps users stay productive throughout the day; while the 5-megapixel rear facing camera lets you capture and share images easily through text messages, email and social networks.
Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro
An ideal mix of brains and brawn, the Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro gives customers with active lifestyles access to a 4G LTE smartphone that can handle whatever life throws at it. The Rugby Pro is built to military specifications (810g specifications) and is waterproof**, shock resistant and dust proof. It features a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display and a 5-megapixel rear facing camera that lets you record HD video in 720p. Business customers can rest assured that in addition to being protected from every day wear and tear, Rugby Pro also comes with full device encryption and EAS corporate email support. The device will have access to Enhanced Push-to-Talk functionality upon launch of the service.
Samsung Galaxy Note II
Announced earlier this month, Samsung Galaxy Note II continues to expand the popular category created by the Galaxy Note with improved battery life, a thinner and narrower design and enhancements to the S Pen™. Arriving later this year running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), Galaxy Note II with 4G LTE combines the productivity of a tablet with the convenience of a smartphone and the S Pen features you need to unleash your creativity in a single device. With a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED™ display and 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos™ processor with integrated graphics processing unit (GPU), the Galaxy Note II provides PC-like processing power and advanced features like Popup Video, new Gallery views and great gaming performance in a truly pocketable device.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1”
This 4G LTE Android 4.0 tablet delivers entertainment and productivity to fit your whole life. Galaxy Tab 2 10.1” offers a 10.1-inch display and premium entertainment options including Media Hub, Smart Remote and AllShare® Play. Features like on-device encryption and VPN access ensure your tablet is secure for business use. The 7000 mAh battery allows you to stay connected throughout the day.
AT&T customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network***, covering 275 million people. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. That means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you may be on a much slower 3G network.
All of these devices will be available from AT&T in the coming months.