MetroPCS, the not-yet-T-Mobile-company, just announced its newest 4G LTE handset this morning, the Huawei Premia 4G. Sounds fancy, no? Don't worry – it's just OK. But for $150, you can't expect it to be a GS4.

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And a GS4 it isn't. What is it, though, is a decent mid-ranger with some specs that should live up to its buck-fiddy price tag:

  • 4-inch 480x800 display with Gorilla Glass
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 5MP rear shooter, 1.3MP front camera
  • Android 4.0

Nothing super special about this one, but if you're looking for a decent mid-ranger and LTE without a contract, this may be a good way to go.

The Premia 4G is available beginning today in stores and online.

MetroPCS Continues to Deliver Value and Versatility with the
Huawei Premia™ 4G

MetroPCS’ second Huawei 4G LTEsmartphone packs high performance and design into affordable package

DALLAS (March 21, 2013)MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) and Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, are giving consumers another great option to keep up with friends and family with a new powerful, yet affordable, 4GLTE smartphone – the Huawei Premia™ 4G – available for only $149.

This latest addition to MetroPCS’ extensive lineup of 4GLTE smartphones includes all the features for an exceptional mobile experience, including:

· 4.0-inch Corning Gorilla Glass™ screen displays a crystal-clear picture

· 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM for effortless multitasking

· 5.0 megapixel auto-focus camera with rear-facing LED flash for improved pictures

· Video recording and playback to capture life’s special moments

· Android 4.0 operating system (Ice Cream Sandwich)

· joyn by MetroPCS capability delivers a unified and intuitive way to communicate and share with friends and family with enriched services like video calling and Wi-Fi calling, integrated instant messaging or chat, image, video and file sharing. The official joyn app can be downloaded via Google Play and the @metro App Storeand is included with any 4G LTE rate plan.

MetroPCS offers consumers unmatched value when pairing the Premia 4G with any of the simplified 4GLTE rate plans, which begin at $40 per month and offer unlimited talk, text and data – all applicable taxes and regulatory-fees included. Great services like MetroPCS 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot and Rhapsody unlimited on-demand music are available for low additional monthly charges, with Rhapsody offered at the best deal in town for just $5 per month.

The Huawei Premia 4G is available in stores and online beginning today.