Just last week, MetroPCS announced a new offering from LG, along with an ultra-affordable $55 unlimited LTE plan. This week, the pay-as-you-go carrier is announcing an even more affordable 4G LTE handset: the Coolpad Quattro 4G.

This marks Coolpad's first venture into U.S. territory, and with a price of $99 (after $50 mail-in-rebate) sans-contract, the Quattro is priced to move units. Of course, when it comes to smartphones like this, you get what you pay for:

  • 4" display
  • 1GHz processor
  • 3.2MP rear shooter, front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Android 2.3.x

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Notice something oddly familiar about this little handset? If you had to do a double-take because you thought it was a Samsung device, you're not alone. The interface looks exactly like Samsung's Touchwiz on older devices. Interesting choice, Coolpad.

Either way, if you've been looking for an affordable device with 4G LTE connectivity, the Quattro may fit the bill perfectly. You can find it on MetroPCS' site right here.

MetroPCS Adds New Affordable 4GLTE Smartphone to Lineup with Launch of Coolpad Quattro™ 4G

Second 4G LTE Android Smartphone Under $150 Brings More Choices for Cost-Conscious Consumers

DALLAS – (August 28, 2012) – MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) today announced the availability of the first U.S. smartphone from new handset partner Coolpad Americas – the Coolpad Quattro™ 4G.  At $149 plus tax, the Quattro 4G offers another option for MetroPCS customers who are looking for a feature-rich, affordable 4G LTE Android™ smartphone and can be used with MetroPCS’ 4G LTE service plans starting as low as $40 per month – with all applicable taxes and regulatory fees included and no annual contract.

The Coolpad Quattro 4G is an affordable 4G LTE smartphone powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and 1 GHz processor. The Quattro 4G has a 4” touchscreen that is perfect for viewing captured content, browsing the web and enjoying multimedia.  Consumers can use the phone’s 3.2 megapixel rear and VGA front-facing cameras to capture pictures, record video and video chat with friends and family.

For a limited time, MetroPCS customers can receive a $50 mail-in rebate on the second of any two 4G LTE handset purchases, meaning a new Quattro 4G is available for as low as $99 plus tax. Consumers can select from any of MetroPCS’ tax and regulatory fee-inclusive 4G LTE service plans, which range from $40 to $70 per month, including the current promotional plan of unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data for $55 per month for a single line and $50 per line with a MetroPCS family plan.

The Coolpad Quattro 4G supports MetroPCS’ 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot service, for an additional monthly charge. Consumers interested in purchasing the Quattro 4G can visit their local MetroPCS store or go online towww.metropcs.com.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • VonLaserface

    That's got a whole lot of Nexus S residue dripping off it...

  • FrillArtist

    Why are we still releasing phones with Gingerbread in late 2012?!?!

    • http://www.facebook.com/stewart.g.higgins Stewart Higgins

      It's $99 off contract... I've paid that for a Corby before and it didn't even come with a 'smart' OS at all.

    • Alex Luckett

      Gingerbread doesn't require as powerful hardware as ICS/JB. Don't forget, this is a budget phone.

  • Greyhame

    What kind of morons manufacture a phone that looks EXACTLY like the phones apple just sued to get off the market? Wow.

  • ckitching

    Well, that's great. They can have both Apple AND Samsung trying to get their products pulled off the market.
    They say something about those who fail to learn from history...

  • Miss Hott

    This phone is BULLSHIT! I just bought it Friday and its not charging, and its glitchy.

    • sukmynutz

      My phone been working great its a good budget phone u get what u pay for so all u shut the fuk up

      • sukmynutz

        Not meaning the last part to u lol sorry

  • LULU

    Usually TRUE: "U get what U pay 4." Today's economic demands are very high...getting impossible to keep from drowning, albeit, I need a means to communicate.

    'Coolpad Guattro 4G':


    It does not hold a charge well, if I actually use it;

    Must carry charger;

    Any use of games unfairly scores as the Coolpad has a mind of its on and jumps...I'd rather make my own moves;

    Salesperson suggests a Stylist? an accessory...pen-like...which I'VE BEEN UNABLE TO PURCHASE SO FAR. It's only been approx 2 mos, early November 2012 ~~ "O.O.Stock"!

    Messages/calls are most often delivered several hrs, or a day later, surprise--sometimes days later and/or not at all.

    This is my first touch screen appliance/instrument. Unnaturally comes with no manual, ERGO, I am Self-taught, rec'd some tutoring from others more familiar.

    Should I desire a mobile phone which accurately operates, this is called an UP-GRADE...$$$; such "UP-GRADE" will deliver messages timely...important to most; clear reception; less frequent "DROPPED CALLS" &/or disconnections;
    What does one expect 4 such affordable instrument?
    Doesnt let you out off yo email at all !!!!!!!

  • LULU