Samsung Galaxy Axiom 4G LTE smartphone now available for $79

Back on November 14, an image appeared via @evleaks on Twitter purported to be the upcoming Galaxy Axiom, a variation of the Galaxy S III Mini for the US market. It turns out the image was authentic. Starting today, you can grab the handset over at US Cellular for a cool $79 with two-year contract, or $399 without a contract.

The Galaxy Axiom has specs very similar to the Galaxy S III Mini, but with a few differences. The Axiom has a 4-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800. Inside, you'll find a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. The cameras are average as well; there's a 5-megapixel unit on the back and a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front.

The handset runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and features 4GB of internal storage space with an expansion microSD card slot. The device supports Google Wallet, and has Google Chrome preinstalled, as well as Samsung's S-Voice for utilizing voice commands and S-Beam for all your data-beaming needs. The Axiom supports 4G LTE.

While its big brother, the Galaxy S III, is wildly popular and boasts a variety of high-end specs, the Galaxy Axiom is sadly lacking on almost every front, proving to be an all-around ordinary phone. The specs are mid-range, and don't stand out in any way. If anything, it is the price and "Galaxy" branding that will likely be this phone's biggest selling point.

[via Android Community]