Virgin Mobile, Samsung, and Android have all teamed up to bring you an entry-level Galaxy smartphone running Jelly Bean at a truly remarkable price. The prepaid smartphone, deemed the Samsung Galaxy Ring, sports a 4 inch display, 5-megapixel rear facing camera and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera. It is running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, though it’s running over 3g. There has been some debate over the last week since its announcement regarding its processor. Many sites have it listed as a 1.4GHz quad-core processor; however, this has been refuted by many other sources claiming that it may only have a single or dual-core processor. Either way, the huge selling point of the Ring is that you can get a smartphone running Jelly Bean without a contract for merely $179.99. Surely, those looking to save some money, while still having a decent no contract phone, will be willing to sacrifice a bit in the speed category. We’re looking forward to reading some reviews once the Galaxy smartphone gets into people’s hands. Let us know, is the price point and no contract worth the mid range level speed?

Posted by David Yi, Social Media and SEO Assistant at Wireless Emporium