T-Mobile Announces Samsung Exhibit 4G and Samsung Gravity Smart

T-Mobile has formally announced the Samsung Exhibit 4G and Samsung Gravity SMART aka GT2. We aren’t strangers to either device around these parts as we’ve seen both devices appear on numerous leaked docs proving their existence as well as a full on gallery of the Exhibit 4G.

The Samsung Exhibit 4G will arrive “sometime in June”  on T-Mobile at a price “less than $100 after a $50 mail in rebate.” The Exhibit 4G arrives running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has a 1GHz processor and comes preloaded with T-Mobile TV. The Exhibit 4G will be available in two color finishes violet and black and comes ready for T-Mobile 4G speeds at 21Mbps of HSPA+ power. Rounding out the phones features are a 3 megapixel camera on the rear and a front facing camera for video chat.

The Samsung Gravity SMART is the first Android powered handset in the Gravity lineup and runs Android 2.2 Froyo. With a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3 megapixel camera on the rear the Gravity SMART will also arrive “less than $100 after a $50 mail in rebate” sometime in June.

Full Press Release:

T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S. 1, today announced the upcoming availability of two new feature-rich Android™-powered handsets, the Samsung Exhibit™ 4G and Samsung Gravity™ SMART, each less than $100 after a $50 mail-in rebate and with a qualifying rate plan on a two-year agreement.

“The Samsung Exhibit 4G and Samsung Gravity SMART will expand T-Mobile’s product portfolio to include two affordable options for customers who crave rich connectivity and unique entertainment experiences,” said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. “T-Mobile is continuing to help families easily make the move to smartphones with these new Android-powered handsets, together with data plans as low as $10 per month, all running on America’s largest 4G network™.”

“The Samsung Exhibit 4G and Samsung Gravity SMART are two examples of Samsung’s commitment to delivering quality smartphones at a variety of price points,” said Dale Sohn, president, Samsung Mobile. “The Samsung Exhibit 4G shows Samsung’s dedication to delivering premium entertainment content, while the Samsung Gravity SMART builds on the success of our Gravity line of phones with premium messaging options, both at an exceptional value.”

Samsung Exhibit 4G

One of the fastest smartphones running on America’s Largest 4G Network™2, the Samsung Exhibit 4G is a full-featured, touch-screen device that does not compromise on rich entertainment capabilities. Powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread and equipped with a speedy 1GHz processor, the Exhibit 4G delivers a full entertainment package to the palm of your hand at blazing fast speeds.

Through the delivery of faster speeds comes an enhanced viewing experience when enjoying live and on-demand channels from preloaded T-Mobile® TV, including free programming from select stations like ABC News Now, FOX Sports, PBS Kids and Azteca America. Customers also have the option to rent or purchase their favorite movies and TV programs directly from the Samsung Media Hub, which features a robust collection of new releases and TV shows. In addition, the Exhibit 4G offers hours of amusement with preloaded family favorites such as Bejeweled® 2, Hasbro’s SCRABBLE (in U.S. and Canada only) and Doodle Jump.

Becoming available in two color finishes — violet and black — the Exhibit 4G is the perfect companion for someone looking for their first, or next, Android smartphone. With theoretical peak download speeds of 21Mbps, capturing and sharing memories via email, social networks or video is quick and easy. The Exhibit 4G comes equipped with a 3-megapixel camera with flash and a camcorder, as well as a front-facing camera with video chat pre-installed, enabling customers to virtually connect with friends and family via T-Mobile’s network or Wi-Fi.

Samsung Gravity SMART

As the first Android-powered handset in the successful Gravity product lineup, running on Android 2.2 Froyo, the Samsung Gravity SMART is perfect for T-Mobile customers who are looking for an affordable, yet functional messaging device. Built to deliver a premium messaging experience, the Gravity SMART comes equipped with Group Text™ and combines a spacious, horizontal, four-row, slide-out, QWERTY keyboard with a 3.2-inch touch-screen display featuring Swype™ for easy text input, even with the keyboard closed. In addition, pin it notes enables customers to pin important messages to Gravity SMART’s home screen for quick reference.

Keeping in touch with friends and family is easy and fun with the Gravity SMART, which features integration with popular social networking sites and a full HTML Web browser for posting and viewing status updates. The Gravity SMART also includes a 3-megapixel camera with LED flash, digital zoom and a camcorder for capturing photos and videos.

The Samsung Exhibit 4G and the Gravity SMART offer access to more than 200,000 applications available on Android Market™ and full integration with Google Mobile™ services.

Availability

The Samsung Exhibit 4G and the Samsung Gravity SMART, both exclusively from        T-Mobile, are expected to be available to T-Mobile customers in June. Customers can visit http://samsung.t-mobile.com/exhibit-4g for more information on the Samsung Exhibit 4G or http://www.t-mobile.com or http://www.samsung.com/newsroom for more information on the Samsung Gravity SMART.

 

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  • PatheticLoser

    I’ve played with the exhibit some. Basically a lighter, Samsung version of the Optimus T. That’s their “Affordable Android” device. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simon-Yu/100000989859895 Simon Yu

      With the exception of a much better processor and over-the-top data speeds.

      • PatheticLoser

        Pretty much, but a similar size, feel, price, etc.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

          and you forgot to mention a QWERTY keyboard

      • Ginkster

        and a bigger screen, and a camera flash, and Gingerbread

    • Auser72

      in other words it shares few similarities other than price. Much better at similar price making it the better value.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marti-Ruizes/1787182400 Marti Ruizes

    galaxy s please 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1339612527 Adrian Parks

    Cool for the people who doesn’t need anything “over the top”.

  • j-man

    I shall get this phone for my mom. she needs to get a nicer phone

  • J. Williams

    It’s good to see they are doing Android from all angles.  Good job TMo.

  • http://cafeland.vn bat dong san

    so cool..i love it.

  • Anonymous

    What the…?!  The Exhibit 4G is BETTER than my Vibrant!!  Aight Samsung/T-Mobile it’s time for that Galaxy S successor already…

  • Bob

    who cares. Att will make everything here obsolete the moment their takover is approved

  • Auser72

    Less than a year ago the Samsung Exibit 4G would have been consindered a highend phone with those specs.

    • J. Williams

      Yes sir, you are correct.

    • http://pernecky.blogspot.com Mike

      Thinking the same thing, I’d love to have the exhibit right now, and I’m rocking a MyTouch3G with a 600MHz processor, almost half of the Exhibit.

    • None

      I was thinkinng the same thing.  It has the same front-facing camera as the Sensation.  VGA

  • http://robert.aitchison.org raitchison

    For the money I’d still rather have the Optimus T than either of those.

    • None

      If they had made that T a larger screen, and marketed it correctly, that phone could have sold extremely well.  I think that will always bother me that Magenta could have really cleaned up with that phone with just a few tweaks.

  • http://anyessays.com/ Custom essays

    ooooo… I love it! Really good phone! Especially I love this keypad.

  • Anonymous

    Both phones will be “less than $100 after $50 mail-in rebate”… So, basically, $149.99 before rebates.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

    i hope that Gravity Smart CPU is ARMv7 so it has FLASH

  • Patmvaldez

    I used to have a Gravity T. It was clear that phone was in dire need of an OS and decent processor. The TouchWiz was just too much for the Samsung standard OS and 187mHz processor to bear. It froze up all the time and was painfully slow at doing anything.

  • Patmvaldez

    I used to have a Gravity T. It was clear that phone was in dire need of an OS and decent processor. The TouchWiz was just too much for the Samsung standard OS and 187mHz processor to bear. It froze up all the time and was painfully slow at doing anything.

  • ErosLWS

    I don’t understand “budget” Android phones. The cheapest data plan ($10) tacks a $240 premium on any phone you buy. Given that a current superphone is $200, the price difference between a mid-range smartphone and a superphone is $100. However, it’s only a 29% difference in price (440-340/340). I guess the general public falls for these mid-range phone scams; I liked T-Mobile when there was a dichotomy between data and messaging phones.

    • Patmvaldez

      The real appeal is to those who aren’t getting a subsidy. A $150-300 Android is easier to swallow than a $450-550 one, especially if its for your kid, lol!

    • Patmvaldez

      The real appeal is to those who aren’t getting a subsidy. A $150-300 Android is easier to swallow than a $450-550 one, especially if its for your kid, lol!

    • Patmvaldez

      The real appeal is to those who aren’t getting a subsidy. A $150-300 Android is easier to swallow than a $450-550 one, especially if its for your kid, lol!

    • Patmvaldez

      The real appeal is to those who aren’t getting a subsidy. A $150-300 Android is easier to swallow than a $450-550 one, especially if its for your kid, lol!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

      not everyone wants a SUPER Phone, some people want a secondary/backup smartphone, and a lot of people still find a QWERTY keyboard very convenient

      • None

        It is not like we have SUPER phones.  Even the Vibrant which, aside from GPS issue, was a stellar smart phone at the time it was released is now “outdated” and its specs are concidered “budget”.  So, the question is, why START at a budget level?  It only leads to frustration for the user in 12-16 months (while still on contract) and who will they blame? Tmobile!
        Like ErosLWS above, I do not understand why TMO sells budget phones.  It just makes people curse them before their contract is up.  I get that not everyone needs a monster, but really, budget stuff will be nothing but a headache for the user and they will mistakenly blame TMO.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

          you keep answering yourself why sell budget phones… its for people on a budget… and comparing the Vibrant? its $499 off contract, odds are the Gravity Smart is a $250 prepaid phone

          i sold my HD2 and got a Samsung Focus(HD7 was not for me) off contract and got it unlocked and got an LG Optimus T $144 last easter(on sale) as my secondary/backup Android(loved android on my HD2) phone, a budget smartphone gives me most of the features i can get from a phone like the Vibrant but way cheaper(except for flash)

          the answer is budget, a brand new retail HD7 at Tmobile is $499+tax(though you can get it cheaper elsewhere) and i got a Focus for $349 + Optimus T for $144 + tax almost the same price after selling my HD2 for $349 and Nokia Nuron for $100

    • None

      Preach!! 

  • Fsdf

    do these phones require data?

    • Patmvaldez

      They will in order to obtain the full “Android” experience.

  • extra extra

    Samsung Exhibit™ 4G – Black is on t-mobile website saying coming soon. that means it should be out within a week. this is how t-mobile does it. like most of us we are waiting for the htc sensation. keep checking the tmobile website under shop then all phones.

    • Alansalaz2

      That’s a lie. They had the gslate, sidekick 4g, and g2x on coming soon for longer than two weeks!

  • Jim

    Why in the world do they cripple these with 3mp cameras?  I would so get one, but 3mp?  C’mon.  That wasn’t enough 10 years ago, and is not enough now.

    Quality is more important than megapixels, but 3mp even with great quality is not enough.  Especially without optical zoom.  Try cropping a 3mp image… no way.