T-Mobile Announces First Contract-Free 4G Phone — Samsung Exhibit II 4G

Today, Samsung and T-Mobile announced the launch of a new budget-friendly phone – the Samsung Exhibit II 4G, the sequel to the original Exhibit 4G that was introduced back in June. This new device will be available in Walmart stores tomorrow, October 27th, and will be sold at T-Mobile retail outlets starting November 2nd. Although budget friendly, the phone is still feature packed sporting a 3.7″ WVGA display, 1GHz processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 3 megapixel camera, front camera, and 4G (HSPA+) connectivity.

The Samsung Exhibit II 4G will be T-Mobile’s first no annual contract 4G smartphone, though it will also be available with a two-year contract. The Exhibit II 4G will run $29.99 after a $50 mail in rebate and a two-year contract, you can also get it for $199.99 sans contract, not too bad for someone who want’s an affordable device with the benefits of 4G speeds. Now, who plans on picking one of these up tomorrow?

Join us after the break to see the full press release.

T-Mobile Introduces the Samsung Exhibit™ II 4G

An affordable 4G smartphone with rich entertainment features, the Samsung Exhibit II 4G will be available via no annual contract and two-year contract options beginning Oct. 27

Bellevue, Wash. and Dallas, Texas — Oct. 26, 2011

2011-10-26 11:39:41

T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S. 1, today announced the availability of the latest budget-friendly, feature-rich 4G smartphone: the Samsung Exhibit II 4G. The Samsung Exhibit II 4G will be the first no annual contract 4G smartphone to be sold at most Walmart stores, available starting Oct. 27. The Samsung Exhibit II 4G is also planned for nationwide availability with no annual contract plans as well as two-year contract plans starting Nov. 2.

“T-Mobile offers a variety of low-cost service plans that, paired with America’s largest 4G network, provide a compelling reason for consumers to step up to the benefits of 4G smartphones,” said Andrew Morrison, vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. “The Samsung Exhibit II 4G is the perfect device for consumers desiring a smartphone with  robust 4G entertainment and Web browsing experiences – at a price they can afford.”

Featuring a 3.7-inch WVGA TFT touchscreen and a 1 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon processor, the Samsung Exhibit II 4G provides a variety of entertainment capabilities and Web browsing experiences on America’s largest 4G network®. The Samsung Exhibit II 4G offers access to thousands of popular TV shows and movies through T-Mobile® TV in mobile HD and Samsung Media Hub.  Powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the device features some of Google’s most popular applications and services such as Google Maps and Gmail, plus thousands of others via Android Market.

Offered in a stylish marine blue color, the Samsung Exhibit II 4G makes it easy to share and take photos and videos via its 3-megapixel rear-facing camera with flash and video capture capabilities. The front-facing camera also makes it easy to connect with friends and family via video chat through T-Mobile’s 4G network or Wi-Fi. Additionally, the device enables consumers to organize personal and business email accounts, as well as sync with Microsoft® Exchange and Google calendar and contacts.

Availability

The Samsung Exhibit II 4G, exclusively from T-Mobile, will be available at most Walmart stores starting Oct. 27 and is planned to be available nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores, online via www.T-Mobile.com and at select dealers beginning Nov. 2. The Samsung Exhibit II 4G will be offered through no annual contract and two-year contract plan options, and is expected to cost $29.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with a two-year service agreement and qualifying Classic voice and data plan, and $199.99 via no annual contract.

1 No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics Q2 2011 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Report.


About the Author: Stacy Bruce

Stacy Bruce was born and raised in Spokane Washington. He attended the University of Washington to study pre-med only to change his course study a year later to forensic science. Although currently not a doctor or a scientist, some believe he posseses the knowledge of both. He was a resident of San Diego California for ten years, lived beachside and sometimes wonders why the hell he moved back to Spokane. A multi-talented man, Stacy is a fabricator, an artist, a gear head, a tech junkie and at most, the disciple of Casanova. Growing up, he was always enthralled with electronics, gadgets and gizmos. Throughout his life he has had one, if not two, of every cool and new electronic device available. He began his smartphone experience with the original iPhone. After realizing it was more like theirPhone, he decided he wanted the ability to customize, so Stacy moved to the OG Droid and has been a loyal Android fanatic ever since. Moving through all of the top tier Verizon phones, he recently retired his Droid Charge in favor of the Galaxy Nexus, only to wonder what great device Samsung will come out with next. Stacy is a busy new homeowner in where he lives with his beautiful girlfriend and two dogs.


  • Lindsay

    Just a reminder to readers outside North America – this story is specific to the USA. The “T-Mobile” referred to is the USA variant which differs considerably from the “T-Mobile” in the rest of the world.