Verizon’s Samsung Droid Charge Android smartphone now sports the lowest price of any 4G phone. At one penny for a two year activation, the new pricing for the Samsung Droid Charge makes it the least expensive phone on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. After recently dropping the HTC Thunderbolt to one cent, this announcement comes as no surprise, and is evidence of Verizon’s commitment to remain the largest of the big three wireless service providers. Obviously content with losing money on the front end to get users to try their service, Verizon Wireless is confident that once the mobile customer uses the network they will be a customer for life.
Verizon’s Samsung Droid Charge was released in January of this year and has been a good seller for both Verizon and Samsung ever since its launch. The Droid Charge offers a 4.3 inch capacitive touchscreen display, with a light sensor that tests the ambient light available, and then compensates for the display it gives you after factoring in that information. The display offers 480 x 800 pixel resolution and is Samsung’s own creation, Super AMOLED Plus technology. The Droid Charge does offer multitouch gesture support and has a proximity sensor for GPS-based applications.
The processor on board the Samsung Droid Charge is a single core A8 Hummingbird Cortex chip set at 1.0 GB and Android’s 2.2 Froyo operating system is on board. However, there is an update in the works for a free over the air step-up to Android’s Gingerbread 2.3 system.
The Samsung Droid Charge has the highest resolution rear facing camera of all smartphones, at 8.0 megapixels, and is also paired with a 1.3 megapixel front facing video chat cam. Video calls are also supported. The rear facing camera includes features such as LED Flash and autofocus, and records in 720p HD. The Samsung Droid Charge offers 11 hours of talk time, with the 4G standard being 8 hours.
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network was tested earlier this year by PCWorld magazine with the HTC Thunderbolt, and the speeds recorded were the fastest ever registered on any mobile wireless network.