Sprint's Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE does Android for novices

The entry-level $99 Galaxy Victory 4G LTE goes on sale September 16.

Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE
Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE. Click to enlarge. Samsung

Today, Sprint and Samsung trotted out the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE, a phone it's billing as a stepping stone for smartphone first-timers.

The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich device features faster data speeds, a 4-inch display, and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. There's also a 5-megapixel camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and Sprint ID, which lets you load entire profiles based around a theme.

NFC is on here, and Google Wallet will be ready to go for those seeking an opportunity to pay for products with a tap, assuming they're eligible to tie it to their bank accounts, that is.

The starter smartphone will cost $99 starting on September 16, after a $50 mail-in rebate. Just keep in mind that the rebate will come in the form of an American Express rewards card.

Article updated 9/14/2012 at 8:03am PT to correct the section about the rewards card.

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Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.

 

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