Verizon Wireless announced the DROID Charge 4G LTE smartphone designed by Samsung (model SCH-i520), offering a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, setting a new touchscreen standard for brightness, clarity and outdoor visibility. The DROID Charge is equipped with both a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for both stills and video chatting. The smartphone's 1 GHz application processor and HTML 5 Web browser maximizes high-speed 4G LTE connectivity for faster downloads and graphics processing.
DROID Charge customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a 4G LTE data package. Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 monthly access. Unlimited 4G LTE data packages start at $29.99 monthly access. Mobile Hotspot feature will be included for a limited time at no additional charge.
- 4G LTE — Customers can expect download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage area
- Android 2.2 platform — Support for Google Mobile Services including Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Search, Google Maps and access to more than 150,000 apps available to download from Android Market
- Adobe Flash Player compatible
- Mobile Hotspot capability — Share 4G connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices or a 3G connection with up to 5 devices
- Samsung Media Hub — Samsung's own content service, offering a vast lineup of critically acclaimed films and TV programs for rent or purchase
- Virtual QWERTY keyboard featuring Swype technology
Pricing and data plans:
The DROID Charge by Samsung will be available on April 28, 2011 for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.