Galaxy Victory LTE smartphone goes on sale Sunday for $100

'Affordable' and 'loaded,' says Sprint; phone features Google Wallet and NFC

Sprint announced the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE smartphone will go on sale Sunday for $99.99 after rebate with a two-year service agreement.

The Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE smartphone.

The Android 4.0 smartphone features a 4-in. 480 x 800 display, a Qualcomm MSM8960 Lite 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Google Wallet with near-field communications, a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3 megapixel front camera.

Sprint marketed the phone as "affordable, yet fully loaded" for first-time Android smartphone users, with the advantage of Sprint's $80-a-month unlimited data, texting and calling plans.

The carrier this week announced it will have 100 more cities on LTE in the coming months, in addition to 19 cities already launched. Most LTE networks are 10 times faster than 3G, with more than 10 Mbps download speeds.

The Galaxy Victory is 4.8 in. x 2.5 in. x 0.5 in. and weighs 4.9 ounces. The battery is 2100 mAh , for up to nine hours of talk time. It comes with 1 GB of memory and 4GB of storage, which can be expanded with the addition of a 32 GB memory card in its microSD slot.

Matt Hamblen covers mobile and wireless, smartphones and other handhelds, and wireless networking for Computerworld. Follow Matt on Twitter at @matthamblen or subscribe to Matt's RSS feed. His email address is mhamblen@computerworld.com.

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