Available at Walmart on Oct. 27, nationwide Nov. 2

Samsung Exhibit II 4G

T-Mobile tonight announced the Samsung Exhibit II 4G, a 3.7-inch, Android 2.3 Ginerbread smartphone. It'll be available in Walmart stores on Oct. 27, and nationwide starting Nov. 2. It's T-Mobile's first no-contract phone and will sell outright for $199. If you prefer to sign away two years, khowever, you can snag the phone for just $29.99 (after $50 rebate).

In addition to the 3.7-inch WVGA display, it's got a 3MP rear camera, front-facing camera and 1GHz processor.

Yeah, it's not the sexiest hardware you'll get. But a $200 no-contract phone is something we can get behind. Full presser is after the break.

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  — Oct. 26, 2011 — 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.


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.


Reader comments

T-Mobile gets its first no-contract 4G smartphone -- the Samsung Exhibit II 4G


Now this thing is ugly! The bottom looks like it's from Nexus S, and the top is just...WTF?! I guess $200 makes up for its ugliness but $30 for an on-contract price is still a rip-off!

What's so ugly about it? Looks like most of the normal android phones. Rectangular, big display, indicator at top, and buttons on the bottom. Although I have to say, that palsy blue back cover, is,,, well,,, kind of girlish.

Yeah man t0tally!!! Except it looks like the front of every smartphone released these days. Guess you really hate the look of the black slab smartphone.

Very Nice.. Excellent Price.. Either Way.. Good Job Samsung & T-Mo and of course Wally..

Blazing on my Samsung Droid Charge @ 1,300 mhz..

"$199.99 via no annual contract"
this means this phone can be purchased for 199 with out contract and used in Europe? or is there a catch? it has to be unlocked?

this is said to have a:
A 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon
the former model has a 1GHz hummingbird
so this or the previous Exhibit?

I would guess one should go to the T-mobile website, and read "the fine print". Might say something like "*is limited to operation on T-mobile pre-paid plan only."

There's always a catch somewhere ;)

I Bought this only about three days ago. But unfortunately i get my hands on it after christmas.
This can most certainly be unlocked. There are some Youtube videos of unlocking this exact phone. Search google. There are some sites that provide unlock codes for a price. ($10-20)

I currently have BB plan with ATT. Will this phone work on ATT if I just swap out the sim card? I am so looking for a way to distant myself from BB and I don't want a contract. I want the nexus so bad but not sure if I can hold out nor how much it might cost especially off contract.

What I am surprised is that this is the second iteration of this phone. The first samsung exhibit 4g came out 4 months ago and they are already replacing it.

Wow I wish this would have come out a week earlier. I just bought a used Samsumg Galaxy S 4G to use with Tmo's new $30.00 plan. This has similar specs, and is brand new. Oh well.

Umm did you read that it can be subsidized if you want a contract? The phone is NOT locked to just prepaid, not even the Samsung Dart which is a bit overpriced at Walmart for $119.