US mobile operator Verizon Wireless has announced that it will be offering Samsung’s 4G enabled Droid Charge smartphone from April 28.
The Samsung Droid Charge, which comes with a 4.3 inch touch screen, will be available for $300 on a two year contract. The smartphone will come powered with a 1Ghz processor, Android 2.2 Froyo, an 8MP back facing camera and a 1.3 MP front facing camera for video conferencing.
The device’s virtual keyboard will come pre-loaded with Swype, which allows users to type on the screen without having to lift their fingers.
The Charge will be the second Long Term Evolution 4G enabled smartphone offered by Verizon, after the HTC Thunderbolt. The contract includes unlimited data among other perks for $30 per month.
The smartphone was first unveiled by Samsung at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Verizon Wireless plans to offer a third LTE enabled phone, the LG Revolution, in July, followed by the Motorola Droid Bionic.
The company is also offering a free mobile spot feature on the device for a limited time, allowing users to offer LTE connections to up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices or 5 3G enabled CDMA mobile phones.