Not looking for the monstrous specs of the Sensation 4G or the G2X, but would rather a more humble device on T-Mobile? Lucky for you, Magenta has just announced the release date for the upcoming Samsung Exhibit 4G and Gravity Smart: June 22nd.
The Exhibit 4G is a pretty decent phone for what it is and offers up some high-end features for a not so high-end device. The handset will ship with a 3.5 inch display, 1GHz processor, front-facing camera, HSPA+ support, 3 megapixel camera with LED flash, microSD card with 4GB pre-installed, and Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread. Well, maybe there’s aren’t too many high-end features on the handset but having a front-facing camera and HSPA+ support on a device of this kind is always a bonus.
The Gravity Smart may not be the best phone out there, but comparing the latest offering to the previous Gravity handsets, it’s a large improvement. This Android 2.2 device will sport a 3 megapixel camera, along with the expected QWERTY keyboard. While the handset is practically void of bells and whistles, the Gravity Smart is expected to land below the $100 price point, but that’s after the mail-in rebate that T-Mobile loves to add to its handsets. At most, you’ll probably only pay around $150 out the door, which is acceptable enough.
Like we’ve said before, the Exhibit 4G or the Gravity Smart certainly won’t sway your decision of grabbing the Sensation 4G or the G2X, but the handsets will give T-Mobile customers some very affordable Android options. While it’s not without its issues, Android is certainly carving out its own market by being able to run on lower-end phones at terribly affordable prices. This may not give you the best Android experience around, but these budgets Android phones should easily replace your crappy, $20 Nokia phone you got for free.
Any of you feature phone users going Android next week?