Today, at an event in New York City, pre-paid carriers Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile took the wraps off of two new Samsung Galaxy smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Reverb for Virgin and the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G for Boost.
Samsung, Boost and Virgin were out in full force tonight in the Hell’s Kitchen district of New York and we were on hand for what they had to announce.
While many had thought that it could be the Samsung Galaxy S III for the pre-paid carriers, instead, it’s two new Galaxy S II inspired devices that will be hitting their respective networks sometime in September. Neither Virgin nor Boost would reveal specific release dates.
The only thing they did share was that the Samsung Galaxy Reverb for Virgin would arrive in late September while the Galaxy S II 4G headed to Boost would arrive sometime in the middle of the month.
Starting with the Samsung Galaxy Reverb for Virgin Mobile, it will be coming with a 4-inch WVGA display, a 1.4GHz processor, 4GB of storage space and Bluetooth 4.0. It also has three buttons on board, just like the Galaxy S III. It will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.
Pricing of the Galaxy Reverb is currently not known though we expect it to be a competitive off-contract price.
As for the Boost Mobile Galaxy S II 4G, it will arrive with specs similar to those found on the previous Galaxy S II models.
The Galaxy S II 4G will have a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, a 1.2GHz dual-core Exynos chipset, an 8MP camera, 1,800 mAh battery and WiMax 4G connectivity. It will also run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out the box.
Boost will be charging $369.99 for the Galaxy S II 4G without the need for a contract.
In addition to these two devices, Boost also announced two other budget phones, the Samsung Array and the Samsung Rush, both of which will be available for cheap in September.