Jun 19 AT 8:25 AM Nick Sarafolean 7 Comments

Samsung Galaxy Ring hits Virgin Mobile for $179.99

Samsung Galaxy Ring

One of the larger prepaid carriers in the US, Virgin Mobile offers a decent selection of phones for their no-contract plans. They recently announced the Samsung Galaxy S III 4G LTE, and now they’ve got another Samsung smartphone in the pipes: the Samsung Galaxy Ring. While it’s not a high-end phone, it’s no slouch either.

The Galaxy Ring packs a 4-inch display, 1.4GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 4GB storage, microSD card slot and a 1,750mAh battery. On the software front, you’ll find Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI placed delicately atop.

The Galaxy Ring may not appeal much to you in the specs department, but it has a very wallet-friendly price tag of just $179.99. Since Virgin Mobile’s main focus is price, this could be a pretty good seller for people who want a decent smartphone at a low price. Bear in mind though, it only has support for Virgin Mobile’s 3G network.

Are any of you guys thinking about picking up a Galaxy Ring?

Via: Phonedog

Source: Virgin Mobile

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @Zricon15.

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  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    Is anyone else getting tired of Samsung whoring out the Galaxy name to every device, regardless of said devices being on the low or high end?

    • jerrbomb

      I will admit to some extent.. That they are in a way doing so..

      • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

        Galaxy should be reserved for their top tier – Galaxy S3/4/Note2/etc. People will start saying “my Samsung Galaxy” and we’ll have no idea what they’re talking about, or at least which device.

        I don’t know if it’s the marketer in me or what but I just hate how they can’t differentiate their product line. Unless Samsung decided to call ANYthing on Android a Galaxy device (since they name Windows Phone devices Ativ).

        • Co1e

          You are absolutely right. I know a lot of people who have a “galaxy” and thats all they say. It’s mildly annoying. Probably mostly just to people like us that hang out on android sites.

          • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

            haha exactly. We are definitely a minority in the Android world. But of course we’re not those annoying Android trolls on pro Apple sites. Well, at least I’m not. Can’t speak for everyone I guess! :-D

  • Co1e

    haha! TouchWiz and delicate in the same sentence.

  • donger

    Another samsung phone eh?