T-Mobile welcomes very affordable Samsung Galaxy Avant

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Samsung mid-ranger news may be dominated at the moment by the Galaxy Alpha – at least, if this really does end up being a model comparable to the Galaxy S5 mini – but as we wait to see if that guy’s really going to debut next Monday, there’s another new mid-range Galaxy handset popping out of the woodwork, as T-Mobile announces the Galaxy Avant.

We first heard about this guy last week, when it was rumored to be the phone that would debut a new T-Mobile carrier unlocking app. Word was that we could look forward to a launch around the end of the month, and that’s just we got.

The Avant sports a 4.5-inch qHD display, runs a quad-core 1.2GHz SoC (a Snapdragon 400, perhaps?), and has 1.5GB of RAM. It ships with Android KitKat, and offers users 16GB of internal storage (with support for microSD expansion). There’s even an FM radio for some data-free access to music.

All in all, that doesn’t add up to much to write home about, but at least the price is right, with T-Mobile starting sales at the relatively low cost of $216. If you’re paying by installment, that’s just nine bucks a month for the next two years.

Source: T-Mobile

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