What you’re looking at folks are some blurry shots of MetroPCS’ first LTE-capable handset, the Samsung Craft (r900). Announced back in May, this is the first time we’re getting a glimpse of the device itself.
The Samsung Craft sports a 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera complete with flash, touchscreen (size and resolution still unknown), a slide-out 4-row QWERTY keypad, CDMA mode, and will come loaded with the company’s proprietary TouchWiz UI. There’s really nothing outstanding about its specs except for the fact that it features LTE network compatibility, and given that Verizon won’t be launching their first LTE handset until 2011, not only will this be the first LTE device of MteroPCS, but also has the chance to be the first such phone available in the whole North America market.
No release date was mentioned, but it is expected to hit the market sometime this fall. As far as pricing is concerned, the source who linked these images revealed that it will retail for $299.99 sans contract.