Samsung Galaxy Prime with 5.0-megapixel Front-camera Launched in India
Samsung Galaxy Prime with 5.0-megapixel Front-camera Launched in IndiaSamsung India

Sprint will start selling Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime in the United States from 10 July, becoming the second wireless carrier in the country to sell the mid-range smartphone.

The handset was earlier available only on Cricket Wireless.

The carrier has confirmed in a press statement that the smartphone will be available at all Sprint Stores, Web Sales and Telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1.

It comes with a price tag of $240 (excluding tax) without contract and for $29.99 with a two-year service agreement after a $50 mail-in rebate via reward card.

"Every year, parents across the country head to stores looking to get their kids a high-quality smartphone their friends will envy at an affordable price," said Doug Kaufman, director-Device Strategy, Sprint, in a statement.

"Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime and the Sprint Family Share Pack make it possible for parents to give their kids a premium smartphone and enough high-speed data for the entire family without breaking the bank."

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime was released in India and several other countries in October, 2014. It sports a 5-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with 540 x 960 pixels (220 ppi pixel density), powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor clocking at 1.2GHz, and runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

The smartphone also comes packed with an 8 GB internal memory expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card, 1 GB RAM, an 8 MP main camera, a 5 MP front snapper, a removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery and an Ultra Power Saving Mode to extend battery life.