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.

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.

  • yan

    Affordable price but cannot find this model easily at my hometown

    • Matthew Merrick

      Well it only was released today. Give it a few days for stock to arrive.

  • http://twitter.com/s99nj S. Ali

    Metro should be selling multiband GSM/CDMA phones so they can transition their customers more easily.

    • s44

      Yeah, buying any new non-GSM device on Metro at this point looks like a mistake.

  • Matthew Merrick

    Grrrrrr..... I hate it when actual CPUs aren't listed. That could be anything from a Tegra 2 to an Exynos 5 Dual and we'll never knew until an android enthusiast buys it

  • Lallaa Doe ;)

    Have this best phone ever in my opinion . Just LOVE it its like perfect for me ! Lol <3