AT&T Adding The Samsung Galaxy l4G LTE Express and Rugby Pro, Galaxy Note II and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1,
AT&T today announced that it will start selling two new Samsung Galaxy smartphones, as well as the previously revealed Galaxy Note II and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, later this year.
The Samsung Galaxy lineup will gain the 4G LTE Express and Rugby Pro. Samsung is touting the Galaxy Express as the perfect match for first-time smartphone users. The Android 4.0-based device boasts a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus touch screen and 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and runs a 1.5-GHz dual-core processor and 2000 mAh battery.
For users with a more active lifestyle, the Rugby Pro "can handle whatever life throws at it," Samsung said in a news release. The phone – built to military specifications – is waterproof, shock resistant, and dust-proof, with a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display and a 5-megapixel rear camera that records HD video in 720p. The device will also have access to Enhanced Push-to-Talk.
The Galaxy Note II (above) was announced last month, and is the follow-up to Samsung's successful Galaxy Note smartphone/tablet combo. The Galaxy Note II boasts a 5.5-inch screen and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and runs a 1.6-GHz quad-core Exynos processor. Samsung recently confirmed that the "phablet" will be available for all major U.S. carriers.
Meanwhile, Samsung's new Galaxy Tab 2 tablet sports a 10.1-inch display and the Media Hub, Smart Remote, and AllShare Play entertainment options. It will also come with features like on-device encryption and VPN access for secure business use, plus a 7000 mAh battery.
Availability and pricing has not yet been announced for any of the devices.
AT&T's 4G LTE network continues to grow, rolling out to a number of new markets last week, including Detroit, Honolulu, Seattle, and Pittsburgh.
For more, see PCMag's Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy Note II and the slideshow below, as well as our test of the Fastest Mobile Networks 2012.