Prepaid carrier MetroPCS will launch Samsung’s slick new 4G handset in Las Vegas in the second half of this year.
The Samsung SCH-r900, announced earlier this week at CTIA, is compatible with both CDMA and LTE and comes with a full HTML browser and 3-megapixel camera.
MetroPCS plans to initially deploy a commercial LTE network in various metropolitan markets, including the Las Vegas metropolitan area, later this year.
The Samsung SCH-r900 will be one of the first commercially available LTE-enabled, multi-mode CDMA/4G handsets in the United States when launched.
Aside from providing MetroPCS with its LTE handset, Samsung is also the carrier’s infrastructure provider in Las Vegas.
Note: This story has been updated with the correct launch timing. A previous story citing a second-quarter launch date was incorrect.