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Samsung Galaxy Discover launched on TELUS Prepaid


This is about as entry level as you can get these days. Here’s what you’ve all been waiting for: the Samsung Galaxy “Discover” is an Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich device that has a 800 Mhz Single Core processor, 3.5-inch display with a resolution of 320 x 480, 122 grams and has a 3MP shooter. TELUS notes that the Discover offers up a “responsive touch screen and sleek design you get high style without overpaying or compromising on technology.” The price, a respectable $99.99 outright.

Source: TELUS
(Thanks Christopher!)

  • BIG BOY

    is this bb10 ?

    • Joker!

      The discover is the SAME phone as the Samsung Galaxy ACE, that goes for $130 at Telus now:

      ACE:
      5MP camera vs 3 for the Discover
      1500mAh vs 1300for the Discover
      10gm lighter

      Discover:
      4GB internal memory: if this is true the phone will have at least 512 of RAM which is better than the ACE and was its weak point until developers figured out a way to add SD Card memory as Internal memory with a kernel making it a usable phone.

      at $100 I think its the first entry level Android that kills the LG Optimus Galaxy from 2 or 3 yrs ago.
      The phone has a great “feel” and it does what it has to do..all for $100 bucks. I would say this phone is a better value than the Telus 9900 at $300!

    • Joker!

      -Samsung Discover at $100 is one point for Telus, yeah!

      -Samsung Galaxy Rugby LTE at $460:the best Joke of the Season!
      and that is -10 points..but who cares, 54% of mobilsyrup readership will be getting the N4.

    • Joker!

      Your options:
      This phone for $100 (ITs and obscure model and will have zero support) or

      Samsung Galaxy ACE: Free to unlock, tons of ROMS, running ICS and with the new Kernels this phone runs smoothly!!
      $150 at Koodo (no unlocking necessary and UL free as I said)
      or $100 refurbished, or $130 refurbished at Telus.

      HTC ONE V- $150 Ref at Koodo or $200 new at Koodo

      I would go with the ACE at $100; it has a physical phone in the middle which makes it more responsive in this level and it looks like an iPhone…at $100!

  • Dave

    What’s with people asking if its bb10?, what the hell is wrong with you

    • Porilaisten

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    • 45

      They think they’re being funny/clever or trying to get a meme going. Dumb, really.

  • HighClassFrenchCricket

    “Here’s what you’ve all been waiting for” hahaha? Hey MobileSyrup, at least make it less obvious that Telus is paying you to promote these ‘deals’.

    • EvanKr

      It’s called sarcasm.

      While I personally have no interest in this device, it’s nice to see entry level Androids finally shipping with 4.0, 2.3 was getting extremely outdated.

  • HighClassFrenchCricket

    this will be in walmart discount bins for $49.99 with 35 dolla activation credit by the end of the year.

  • 45

    Anywho, on topic… $100 for an Android device running ICS, I imagine this will be a good seller for entry level users.

  • OMG BASEDGOD TYBG #taskforce

    Surely this thing isn’t being shipped with stock android?

    • Jorden

      It actually is… Vanilla ICS

  • It’s funny how they can put ICS on devices like this but not on some older higher end devices…

  • Or the iPhone 3GS

    It is at a much better price than an iPhone 3GS!

  • Quinn

    The article didn’t mention this, but it’s for Telus prepaid. Go figure.

    • Carter Loose

      I doesn’t matter if its for prepaid or not. The phones are the same they are just branded and priced differently

  • John

    just another POS device…

  • Black Berry Playbook

    Is this locked to Telus ?

    Can it be used with Wind Mobile ..if unlocked ? ..assuming it supports Wind’s AWS spectrum :)

  • Matt

    This phone doesn’t appear to be in the database over at gsmarena. Does anyone know what the specific model ID of this device is?

    • Joker!

      This phone was released last week at “Tracphone” yes that’s the name of a company in the USA.

      The thing that makes or breakes this phone is the RAM.. Less than 512RAM and the phone is not worth $40. 512 or more and is an OK phone.

  • BIG BOY

    soo….. its not bb10 ?

  • BIG BOY

    just wanna clarify

  • stephie

    I’m kind of blown away that this thing runs stock ics. That’s a pretty awesome feat for a crappy little 99 dollar phone.

  • F.U.

    its a god damn prepaid phone people, why are you comparing to like top notch phones out right now? it was made to be a cheap android phone and for the price and specifications i think i got an excellent deal. my phone can do pretty much anything your phones can do and i pay much less for it and i dont have a contract, now who’s the stupid one?

  • Smatch

    Can this be used just as a portable media device like the galaxy player? Was going to get a galaxy player 3.6 for my daughter but this is cheaper.

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