Look, I know what you're thinking. You need Samsung to release another Galaxy product, because there's nothing yet in their device lineup that appeals to your particular set of needs. I get it. Sure, there are other brands by other manufacturers out there, but nothing feels quite so comfortable in the palm as yet another Galaxy device. So here it is, the Samsung Galaxy Ring for Virgin Mobile, a 3G-only budget-friendly handset with Android 4.1 and halfway decent specs.


This new device retails for only $179 without a contract. It includes a 5 MP rear-facing camera, a 1.3 MP front-facing camera, and a 4-inch TFT display. It's powered by just a 1.4 GHz processor (Update: Qualcomm's single-core Snapdragon MSM8655, as commenters led us to clarify), so don't go into this purchase expecting a fair amount of horsepower. This phone can handle the city just fine, but it won't quite make it up to highway speeds. That's okay - not everyone needs to travel that fast.

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