Boost Mobile set to unveil Galaxy Prevail April

The no-contract carrier is expected to unveil its second Android handset at a New York restaurant.

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Boost Mobile is holding a press event tomorrow in New York City where the prepaid carrier should unveil, among other things, a new Android handset. Rumors had been gathering steam over the last few days that Boost will announce a no-contract Galaxy phone, dubbed the Prevail.

Engadget obtained a PDF document that outlines Boost Mobile's plans for the near future. Included in the file are the first preliminary details for the new smartphone.

Though an exact release date remains unknown, it appears that Boost will debut the Galaxy Prevail with a $179.99 sticker. Details for the handset include a 3.2-inch touch screen, a 2-megapixel camera, and support for microSD, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.

Though the processor and memory haven't been disclosed, I can't imagine that the former will be dual-core stuff. Boost Mobile's target demographic, after all, isn't tech enthusiasts or early adopters.

On the surface, the Galaxy Prevail looks and sounds very much like the Samsung Gio announced earlier this year. Should the hardware prove to be the same, an 800MHz processor should be more than sufficient for an affordable Android handset.

The Galaxy Prevail would mark Boost Mobile's second Android handset after the Motorola i1. CNET will be in attendance at the New York event, where we hope to be able to fill in a few more blanks blanks for the phone.