+ Sunday February 24th, 2019

If the above picture from Techanist doesn’t confirm (see the “Optus Zoo” & “My Account” apps) the fact Optus will roll-out the Galaxy S from the 1st, maybe Optus’s offical word will.

Optus have informed Gizmodo of the release, and even given them a device to test out (don’t worry, I’m getting mine tomorrow ;)). The Galaxy S will be available on the $59 ‘Social’ Cap over 24 months with an includes a nice 1GB of data per month. That’s possibly the best deal ever!

For those of you wondering on the specs:

  • 1GHz Hummingbird CPU
  • 800×480 Super AMOLED capacitive display
  • 720p video @ 30fps (5MP camera)
  • GPS, Bluetooth & Wifi b/g/n
  • 8/16GB inbuilt storage

Psst: If you don’t like Optus, both Telstra & VHA will be picking it up after the exclusivity with Optus is up.

[Via: Gizmodo] [Picture: Techanist]

Buzz Moody  

27
Join the Ausdroid Conversation

avatar
12 Comment threads
15 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
15 Comment authors
jamesJimmejBuzz Moody4iedemonSimon Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Jimmej
Guest
Jimmej

The techanist post above has an update

“Update: I have received a tip pointing towards an outright price of $549, however this is not confirmed.”

Jimmej
Guest
Jimmej

Buzz you can tell optus that my purchase will be based on your review

Simon
Guest
Simon

You mentioned that”both Telstra & VHA will be picking it up after the exclusivity with Optus is up”. How long will that be?

Marné Prinsloo
Guest

hmmm… how much would it be on $49? perhaps only $5 installment?

Kenny Jiong Liao
Ausdroid Reader

Yeah it’s weird for Optus to be doing all of these great deals…but at the same time it’s good because as spoco said, it will drive the prices of the mid-range phones down.

Now, if only Virgin would catch on and offer some great handsets. (not going to hold my breath)

nobodyatwp
Ausdroid Reader

agree, come on virgin

Lucas
Guest

With Virgin and android, all i can say “watch this space”

nobodyatwp
Ausdroid Reader

what ya know Lucas?

spoco2
Guest
spoco2

It’s an awesomely specced phone with just too much iPhone 3 styling in physical and Android customisation senses.

I’d still get one… except I’m in the bracket of $30 or less monthly plans. So while I won’t get one of these its price is awesome as it puts pressure on more ‘mid range’ phones to be priced into my price bracket… Huzzah!

I can’t believe that Optus of all are doing the best deals at present.

EthanBezz
Ausdroid Reader

i really like this phone, its a great price and seems to run quite well. I just dont like the look

james
Guest
james

what do you do with all the phones you get given? I say you should have a competition and give them away! many of us want an android phone!!!

Simon
Guest
Simon

great news buzz, i’ve been following this the galaxy S for a while now, and it’s definitely top 3 (droid X, EVO 4G, and Galaxy S) few questions: – any news about the galaxy s Pro (physical keyboard)? – what limitations does optus have on the unit? – my HTC Dream bought from optus, after 1.6 update, they disabled google search widget to return results in contacts or apps installed – couldn’t install voice data in the text-to-voice in the settings After all the pain i’ve gone through from optus’ sad dealings with android phone owners, i swore that i’m… Read more »

CJ
Guest
CJ

i had a dream form optus and had none of the issues that you talked about, the only issue was the lack of paid apps, and this has been resolved, i have also tested every other android handset from optus and none have any of these restrictions

Craig
Guest
Craig

When do think you will have a review up on the site?

Jake
Guest
Jake

What’s Optus’ coverage like? If it’s decent enough I just might consider this…

Et3rnal
Guest
Et3rnal

NICE :), but i need a QWERTY keys 🙁
wt happen with milestone/droid !!!!

Check Also

Nokia 5.1 Plus Android Pie update rolling out to Australian users now

Back in late December last year, HMD Global announced that Android 9.0 Pie would begin …