Samsung Galaxy Avant available from today, costs $216

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After weeks of speculation, T-Mobile has finally launched the mid-range Samsung Galaxy Avant. The device landed on retail store shelves today, and is available to buy online for just $216 full retail price. On EIP, that’s $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $9). 

As per the press release: 

The Samsung Galaxy Avant boasts a stylish, slim design housing a powerful Quad-Core 1.2 GHz processor, 1.5GB RAM, and a brilliant 4.5” qHD screen that puts your world on display through ultra-high pixel density. Unique Samsung features further simplify the user experience, including Easy Mode to make the phone easier to navigate for first-time smartphone users, S Voice™ for convenient assistance in your daily life, and Samsung Smart Switch™ to make it even easier to transfer your content to your new device.

One thing not mentioned in the press release is the ‘Device Unlock’ app we’ve heard so much about over the past few weeks. The app is rumored to be able to remotely unlock the phone without needing to speak to any customer services reps. Test engineer devices had it installed, and it’s mentioned in the official support pages for the device. I grabbed the screenshot below this morning, from those pages:

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So it’s unusual then that a press release wouldn’t include any mention of it, and neither does the feature list on T-Mobile’s online store. The rest of the specs include:

  • 4.5-inch, 960×540 resolution display (245ppi)
  • Quad-Core 1.2GHz processor
  • Android 4.4
  • LTE
  • 16GB inbuilt storage, expandable to 64GB
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • NFC
  • Front facing camera

Let us know if you plan on picking up a Galaxy Avant, and more importantly, let us know if you spot this mystery Device Unlock app and if you can get it working.

Source: T-Mobile

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