Samsung has launched yesterday its first 4G LTE-enabled mobile phone, Samsung Craft on MetroPCS. It is the world’s first LTE phone launched. It has designed specifically to take advantage of the latest LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology and it works on both CDMA and LTE networks. LTE network products offer flexible bandwidth support of from 1.4-MHz to 20-MHz. MetroPCS became the first wireless carrier in the United States to offer 4G LTE services Tuesday with an official commercial launch in Las Vegas.
Samsung Craft powered by 4G LTE technology features 3.3 inch WVGA (800×480) resolution AMOLED touch screen display, 4G, QWERTY keyboard, 3.2 Megapixels(2592 x 1944 pixels) with auto focus & LED flash, Wi-Fi, radio, dual-mode CDMA EVDO/LTE support, 2GB built-in and microSD expansion slot up to 32GB, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1.
The Samsung Craft 4G has a similar design of the Samsung Epic 4G, which has released previously on Sprint possessing same horizontal-Qwerty keyboard slider, 4G / WiMAX and the major external change is camera. The Craft includes a Ceva DSP core according to a spokesperson for Ceva.
Technical Specifications of Samsung Craft 4G
|L x B x H||114 x 56 x 12 mm|
|Type||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen|
|Pixels||480 x 800 pixels|
|Input/ User Interface|
|Input||QWERTY keyboard, Swype text input, Capacitive, Multi-touch|
|Operating System||Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz OS|
|RAM||190 MB RAM|
|Memory||2 GB in-built storage|
microSD/micro SDHC cards up to 32GB expansion
|Browser & Messaging||HTML|
MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS, SMS(threaded view)
|Still||3.2 Megapixels(2592 x 1944 pixels) with auto focus & LED flash|
|Bluetooth & USB||v2.1 with A2DP Stereo & v2.0 micro USB|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n & WiMAX|
|Headset||3.5mm stereo headset jack|
|Radio||Stereo FM radio with RDS|
|3G||Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps|
|Music & Video|
|Music Format||MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI|
|Video Format||MPEG4, H.263, H.264|
|Type||Li – Ion 1500 mAh standard battery|
|Standby Time||Up to 200 hours|
|Talk Time||Up to 6 hours|
|Other Features||Face and smile detection|
Social networking integration
Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Samsung Craft 4G comes with pre loaded StarTrek movie and all other smart phone capabilities and provides a faster HTML Web experience, full-track music downloads and video streaming.
Battery of Craft 4G gives 6 hours of talk-time and 200 hours of stand by life.
Price & Availability
Samsung Craft 4G is now available on MetroPCS in the Las Vegas metropolitan area, and costs $299 after $50 mail-in rebate.