The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, which made its international debut last autumn, is now available for purchase from UK carrier Cricket Wireless, the AT&T subsidiary focused on prepaid plans.
The elegant 4G LTE Grand Prime smartphone runs on a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 processor quad-core with a clock speed of 1.2 GHz. The smartphone features a 5-inch display with 960 x 540 resolution, Adreno 306 GPU with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 64 GB.
What makes Grand Prime stand out is the selfie-focused 5-megapixel front facing camera which also equips an 85 degree wide lens to account for groupfie shots. There’s an 8-megapixel shooter on the back as well with photography features such as touch focus, LED flash, Geo tagging, panorama, face and smile detection. The smartphone runs Android 4.4 KitKat. There’s no word on whether it will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop in the near future.
The handset has a standard battery capacity of 2600 mAh, which lasts 17 hours talk time on 3G and up to 10 hours of video playback time.
“We are staying on trend and keeping up with what customers want by continuing to expand our lineup of high quality, affordable 4G LTE smartphones,” said Janna Ducich, vice president and chief marketing officer, Cricket Wireless.
“This is a great device for those looking for a larger screen and premium features without the high price tag.”
The US carrier is offering the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime for $179.99. The model is prepaid and the price is without any long-term contract signing requirements needed.
Furthermore, Cricket is also running a limited time ‘Switch and Save’ offer where customers will get a free month of service after they complete 2 month of service when they switch over from T-Mobile, Metro-PCS, Sprint, Boost and others. The offer is applicable for customers who select the $50 or $60 monthly rate plan.