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February 28, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Express brings LTE to everyone

Announced in Korea back in January, the Galaxy Express is Samsung’s way to bring LTE to everyone. That means, a fairly capable handset that’s almost similar to the Galaxy S3 with a wide variety of LTE support at a more affordable price.

The Samsung Galaxy Express sits between the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy S3 Mini. LTE support for 800MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz and 2600MHz ensures that a lot of carriers will be able to carry it.

The variant they announced back in January only has a dual-core processor and 5MP camera but the one they launched here in Jakarta yesterday is slightly better with a quad-core chip and 8MP camera.

Samsung Galaxy Express specs:
4.5-inch Super AMOLED+ display @ 480×800 pixels, 207ppi
1.2GHz quad-core processor
1GB RAM
8GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD card
HSPA+, 4G LTE (800/900/1800/2600)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
MHL
GPS w/ aGPS
8MP rear camera
1.3MP front-facing camera
Li-Ion 2,000mAh battery
Android 4.1.2 Jellybean
132.2 x 69.1 x 9.3mm (dimensions)
139.1 grams (weight)

I think they dropped the NFC on this one though.

Since both Smart and Globe supports LTE band 1800MHz, we think Samsung will be able to bring this handset in the Philippines and offering it just a little above the price point of the Galaxy S3 Mini.

We asked Samsung reps about the release and availability of the unit and they indicated it could be sometime in March (as usual, that’s still subject to customs approval).


19 Responses to “Samsung Galaxy Express brings LTE to everyone”

  1. Ken
    Twitter: PixelShack
    says:

    Question lang po… what’s the usual requirements ng phone para maging LTE siya?

    • Earnest Calls says:

      Er… It needs to have LTE radios to be LTE-capable…

      And your sim should have LTE provision by your telco…

    • ryu says:

      in layman’s term, dapat kaya niyang sumagap ng LTE cellular radio signal. may mga special chips (processor, chipset, etc) sa phone na pang lte..

  2. darren philip mozo
    Twitter: axedmozo
    says:

    sad cause our local networks does not support prepaid LTE pa. hehe.

    • Mica
      Twitter: micasobre
      says:

      Is this true? Because I’m using a prepaid TM sim and I occasionally get LTE. Unless that’s all in my head…

    • demit says:

      ano ba network mo? SUN? wala talagang LTE yun. Per Globe, may LTE prepaid as long as supported and unit na gamit mo.

    • Paul says:

      Wala pang prepaid plans/promos for LTE ang Globe at Smart. Pero sabi ng Globe they WILL.

  3. Robert says:

    i thought 2100 mhz ang supported ni globe at smart instead of 1800 mhz?

  4. Saotchung says:

    For everyone means Its for the mass,

    sana abot kaya lang

  5. Kelot says:

    Agree ako kay Saotchung. .eh since its sortong between galaxy s3 and s3 mini mukhang anh presyo nito ay not for everyone. .so roughly mga 15 to 20k? Kung 4990 kang yan maniniwala akong for everyone yan!

  6. nathan
    Twitter: NaTHaN42594
    says:

    tanong lang po , di ko po talaga alam kung an at para san yung LTE na yan , ang pag kakabasa ko lang po dati 4g connection sya , pero ano po ba talaga ang advantage ng isang phone na may LTE? . sensya na po , nagtatanong lang :)

  7. Anti_kimchi
    Twitter: S
    says:

    Can you say “crap-o-la”?

  8. pauldiapz says:

    wanted to clarify.. is it dualcore or quadcore?
    kasi sa gsmarena dualcore lang cya eh..
    here is the link,
    http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_express_i8730-5271.php
    thanks in advance.

  9. Angela says:

    I read in CNET that this phone’s camera is just 5mp. It’s 8mp in your review. Which is true?

  10. Erika says:

    I read a lot of article regarding Samsung Galaxy Express and a lot of them said that it only has 5mp camera, but in your review, it’s 8mp. Yea, I agree, which is true? Really need your answer on this. And how will I know if it’s 8mp? Specs/features were not written on the box. Badly need your help on this.Thanks

  11. jon says:

    smart’s LTE is band 1, 2100Mhz, FYI po (trust me, i worked for their customer service). they might support 1800 Mhz later though, who knows.

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