We know that most of today’s excitement will surround Nokia’s debut Windows Phone devices, but just in case you’re not a Windows Phone fan, we’ve also got some Android news for you: Samsung has announced a new 4G smartphone exclusively for T-Mobile called the Exhibit II 4G, which will be the first no annual contract 4G handset to be sold at Walmart stores across the U.S.
The Exhibit II is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI slapped on top, and features a 3.7-inch WVGA display that’s accompanied by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The device offers access to the T-Mobile TV network in mobile HD as well as Samsung Media Hub.
For taking snaps, the Exhibit II boasts a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, which features an LED flash and is also capable of shooting video; and a front-facing camera for video calling. It also features Wi-Fi and access to the Android Market where you can access a huge variety of apps and games, and it connects to T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network.
The device is available in “marine blue” and will land at Walmart stores across the U.S. on Thursday, October 27. It will cost $29.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate if you choose to take it with a two-year commitment. Without the commitment, the Exhibit II sports a price tag of $199.
The Exhibit II is clearly aimed at the budget-conscious who may be wanting a low-cost Android smartphone that’s still fairly capable of everyday tasks. It looks to be a fairly decent entry-level device, but don’t expect this to compete with the likes of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S II.
What do you think of the Samsung Exhibit II 4G? Will you buy one?