Samsung Galaxy Axiom sneaks into U.S. Cellular lineup

The budget-friendly Android features hardware that closely resembles the Galaxy S3 Mini.

Samsung Galaxy Axiom
The Galaxy Axiom. U.S. Cellular

U.S. Cellular this week quietly introduced another Android smartphone this week with the budget-friendly Samsung Galaxy Axiom.

Appearing on the carrier's Web site without even a press release, the Axiom runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and delivers a 4-inch 480x800-pixel WVGA display, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera. Additional details include a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 2,100mAh battery, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 4G LTE connectivity.

Astute readers will recognize that the Galaxy Axiom closely resembles the recently announced Galaxy S3 Mini. Save for its slightly faster processor and longer-lasting battery, it's nearly identical in every other aspect.

U.S. Cellular is selling the Samsung Galaxy Axiom for $79.99 with new service agreements and $399 without a contract.

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