Cricket Wireless is now selling the new Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime


Customers with Cricket Wireless who have been waiting around for an affordable new phone from Samsung finally have the Galaxy Amp Prime to consider. Starting today, the carrier is selling the phone online and in stores for $149.

For now, all we know is that the Galaxy Amp Prime has a 5-inch Super AMOLED display, 5MP rear camera, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Joining the Galaxy Amp Prime on Cricket Wireless’ lineup today is the Galaxy Amp 2, which is obviously another Samsung device. Exact specifications were not shared for this phone, but Cricket Wireless says it has a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display. The Galaxy Amp 2 will be available through the carrier beginning April 15 with a $99 price tag.

As you probably noticed, we haven’t shared images of either phone. That’s because the Galaxy Amp Prime and Galaxy Amp 2 are not actually live on Cricket Wireless’ site just yet.

Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime Debuts in US at Cricket Wireless $149.99

ATLANTA, March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Cricket Wireless today announced it will sell the 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime –Samsung’s five-inch, feature-rich smartphone with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.  This device is available online and in more than 3,800 Cricket stores nationwide for $149.99, and was created for social media power users and value seekers wanting to take advantage of the premium features this phone has to offer at an affordable price.

The Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime comes equipped with super AMOLED screen for richer colors and sharper images – perfect for media-focused consumers that value streaming videos and playing games.  The 5 MP camera with Quick Launch is great for capturing amazing photos and HD videos quickly, and customers can use a simple hand gesture to take selfies and “groupies” – no need to reach for that button.

Other notable features include:

  • One-handed operation mode so even a large phone is easy to use
  • Ultra Power Savings Mode that can extend your standby time for up to 24 hours with just a 10% charge.
  • Easy Mode – an easier interface for beginners with a simpler layout and larger font size.

Earlier this month, Cricket Wireless celebrated 17 years of firsts for its customers, including:

  • First prepaid carrier to offer unlimited U.S. long distance
  • First prepaid carrier to give customers unlimited text and picture messaging
  • First prepaid carrier to provide unlimited music
  • First to market with phones such as customer-favorite Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

Also launching at Cricket is the Samsung Galaxy Amp 2 – an entry-level 4G LTE smartphone with a 4.5″ Super AMOLED display with outdoor mode that allows user to increase the screen brightness for 15 minutes for better visibility in sunlight.  It also comes packed with signature Samsung features such as Quick Launch camera and Ultra Power Savings Mode.  This smartphone will be available starting April 15 for $99.99 in Cricket stores and online – great value from a great brand.   

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