Samsung and Boost Mobile announced today the Galaxy Prevail with Android 2.2 Froyo. The 3G smartphone is feature-rich for a budget handset and runs on Sprint’s CDMA network. It is equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS – TeleNav is unlimited and free every month and is pre-installed in the device – and has a 3.2-inch HVGA (480 x 320) capacitive display. The Galaxy Prevail has an 800MHz processor and 384MB of RAM, so it’s not a very powerful Android device but it’s still relatively snappy.
Although it’s running Android 2.2 Froyo, you won’t be able to install Adobe Flash on the Galaxy Prevail. Samsung tells us that it’s due to hardware limitations, and given its CPU and available RAM, that makes sense.
The device itself is quite small and very lightweight. It has a soft-touch back and a nice metallic bezel wrapped around the glass display, so the phone definitely doesn’t look or feel cheap.
Given the relatively weak processor and limited amount of RAM, swiping through screens and opening up and switching between several apps didn’t cause any problems, but we’ll see how that holds up once we give it a thorough review.
Our time with the device was very limited, but be sure to stay tuned for our full review soon! In the meantime, check out our photos and our hands-on video below.