T-Mobile and Samsung announced today that the Samsung Exhibit Galaxy 4G Android phone will go on sale tomorrow, Oct. 27th. exclusively at Walmart stores and walmart.com for the no contract price of $199.99.
By virtue of its support for HSPA+ The Exhibit II's is the first 4G prepaid phone ever sold at Walmart.
Battery 1500 mAh
Talk time - 5.5 Hr
Standby time - 15.2 days (365 hours)
Dimensions 4.54" x 2.35" x 0.45"
3.7 inch 480 X 800 (WVGA) screen
512 MB RAM
Supports for up to 32GB MicroSD cards
3g/4G Bands - Band IV(1700/2100), Band II (1900), Band V(850)
2G/Edge Bands - 850/900/1800/1900
Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread OS
Qualcomm MSM8255 (1.0GHz Single Core) Processor with Adreno 205 GPU
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Wi-Fi Sharing (Up to 8 connections)
Bluetooth® 3.0, Power Class 1, A2DP (stereo Bluetooth), OPP (Object Push Profile)
3MP (rear-facing) camera with LED Flash, 3x digital zoom, Auto Focus, Face Detection and Video recording MPEG4
VGA (front-facing) camera for video calling over T-Mobile’s 4G network or Wi-Fi.
The specs are very good for an Android phone with an subsidized price under $200. A year ago you would be looking at a $500 top of the line model if you wanted such a large and high resolution screen and as fast a processor. The spec's weakest point seems to be the 3 MP camera which is on the low side for a modern smartphone.
The Exhibit II can be activated on any T-Mobile prepaid plan but the best fit is a plan with lots of included 4G data like the $70 or $60 unlimited monthly plans or the $30 Walmart plan that comes with unlimited messaging and data (first 5 GB at 4G speeds) and 100 minutes.