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Cricket's Samsung Admire 2

LAS VEGAS -- Cricket announced today at CTIA that it will be launching the Samsung Admire 2 this summer. It will operate on the carrier's 4G LTE network and will feature its music subscription service, Muve Music.

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Expandable storage option

The Admire 2 is compact, with a screen measuring about 4 inches. The left edge houses a volume rocker and a microSD card slot for expandable storage.

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The familiar TouchWiz

The handset will feature Samsung's TouchWiz user interface.

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Running Android 4.1.2

Here in the Admire 2's phone info, it says that the device runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

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More Jelly Bean proof

More of the Admire 2's Jelly Beaninness.

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A sleek Galaxy look

Its encasing is made out of glossy, smooth gray plastic. Its battery door has a brushed-chrome look and can be opened to access the removable battery. It also has NFC capabilities.

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A 5MP rear-facing camera

In addition to a front-facing camera, it has a 5-megapixel camera in the rear that's capable of shooting 720p video.

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All the resolutions

The listed photo resolutions of the device's 5-megapixel camera.

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Aiming for the midrange

Though no specific availability date and pricing information was given, the Admire 2 is scheduled to come out this summer. Its predecessor, which was originally offered on MetroPCS, launched at an initial price point of $129.

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