Smart and Samsung PH tie up to encourage Filipino mobile users to upgrade to LTE

PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications (Smart) has tied up with Samsung Philippines to encourage more mobile phone users to upgrade to LTE.

“This partnership between Samsung and Smart is all about bringing your favorite social media services to mobile devices, at a price point that’s affordable to consumers. So, you have two leading brands in the telco space coming together to offer a great deal and encourage more Filipinos to switch to LTE,” said Kevin Lee, President of Samsung Philippines.

“In line with our ‘LTE Smartphone for All’ program, our partnership with Samsung is hinged on three pillars: amazing savings, amazing data freebies, and amazing data speeds for our mobile phone customers,” said Andrew L. Santos, First Vice President and Head of Consumer Marketing at PLDT and Smart.

Powered by Android Oreo (Go edition), the Samsung Galaxy J2 Core offers a disruption-free and efficient smartphone experience. Aside from longer battery power, this smartphone also has a 5.0” qHD display which lets users have a better video viewing experience. More than that, this LTE smartphone from Samsung also gives customers more free storage so that they can have more space to save photos and files on their phones.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core Specs

SCREEN5.0-inch qHD PLS LCD Display (540 x 960 Pixels, 220 ppi)
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
CHIPSETSamsung Exynos 7570
CPU1.4GHz Quad Core Cortex-A53
REAR CAMERA8 Megapixels (f/2.2 Aperture) with Autofocus and LED Flash
FRONT CAMERA5 Megapixels (f/2.2 Aperture) with Fixed Focus
STORAGE8GB, Expandable to 32GB via microSD
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
MicroUSB 2.0
SENSORSAmbient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor and Accelerometer
BATTERY2600 mAh Li-ion Battery (Non-removable) with 5V/1A Charging

Aside from getting a 1000-peso discount, Samsung Galaxy J2 Core customers will also enjoy the benefits of having a Smart SIM, with which mobile prepaid users can enjoy up to 2GB of data upon activation, plus data rewards for one full year.

LTE Smartphone for All

Independent mobile analytics company OpenSignal has also recognized Smart as the top telco operator in the country in terms of overall video experience.

“This video experience is expected to get even better as Smart rolls out more LTE sites nationwide. We are on track in providing high-speed mobile internet to over 90% of the country’s municipalities by the end of this year,” said Santos.

As of end-September, Smart has a total count of almost 14,400 LTE base stations across the country. This shows the network’s expanded LTE coverage and also lays the ground for LTE-A, which can provide even greater capacity and speeds to users with LTE-compatible smartphones.

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