T-Mobile USA is prepping two Android smartphones that will sell for just under $100. The Samsung Exhibit 4G will run the latest version of Google’s operating system, while the Samsung Gravity SMART will have a sliding keyboard.
Given its name, it’s no surprise that the Exhibit 4G is going to support T-Mobile’s HSPA+ (21 Mbps download) network. This smartphone is going to run Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread), making it the first mid-range model to debut with this version. It will be built around a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, and is going to include dual cameras: a rear-facing, 3-megapixel camera with flash and a front-facing, VGA one for video chatting.
The Samsung Gravity SMART, on the other hand, will have a strong focus on mobile messaging, hence the four-row sliding keyboard and supporter for T-Mobile’s Group Text service. It’s also going to have a 3.2-inch touchscreen, Android OS 2.2 (Froyo), and a 3.0 megapixel camera/video recorder.
T-Mobile announced that the Samsung Exhibit 4G and Gravity SMART are going to sell for under $100, which generally means $99.99. Getting this price will require a two-year service agreement and a $50 mail-in rebate.
T-Mobile also announced via its Twitter account that both phones would become available for purchase on June 22.