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If it ain't broke, don't fix it. That seems to be the attitude that T-Mobile is taking with its domestic variations of budget-friendly Samsung smartphones. The Galaxy S III Mini (which has its own misnomer issues) is headed to T-Mobile as the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit, according to UnwiredView. The only difference from the international version appears to be an admittedly snazzy grey and teal trim makeover. 

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If you'll recall, this is far from T-Mobile's first Exhibit. The first Exhibit 4G was a shrunken-down version of Samsung's first Galaxy generation from mid 2011, and the Exhibit II 4G followed a couple of months later as the first Tmo phone to be sold off-contract through Wal-Mart. While the previous generations stopped with Gingerbread, the new Exhibit 4G (SGH-T599) will come with Android 4.1, just like the international version.

Another thing this phone shares with the international version is that it's not really comparable to the full-sized S III. A 1Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 5 MP camera, and a 4-inch WVGA SAMOLED screen are nice, but decidedly mid-range. Still, it could be a good choice for those looking for a capable phone without the plus-sized dimensions. The source isn't sure whether this phone has 8 or 16GB of storage, but we'd bet on the former. Expect this one to show up before the end of March, at a price that hasn't been nailed down just yet.

Source: Unwired View

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Scott Miller

    March, not match #corrections

  • http://twitter.com/s99nj S. Ali

    Spec for Spec the current LG L9 on T-mobile is a better phone (bigger screen, higher resolution, bigger battery, 4GB storage, 1080p recording) and is $199 off-contract available now. Who would be dumb enough to buy this?

    • s44

      Buy an ICS phone that will likely never get updated, without enough storage to even install all one's apps? Hahaha.

  • mgamerz

    Wasn't the GSIII mini not targetted in the apple lawsuits since it wasn't coming to the US... but now iti s?

  • kenjab

    Wait a minute. They already renamed the Exhibit II 4G as the Galaxy Exhibit 4G last year. And now they're using the same name as the renamed Galaxy S III Mini, a completely different phone. No, that's not confusing at all.

    • Cuvis

      T-Mo unfortunately does that a lot. Just count how many phones they've named MyTouch.

  • MrHaroHaro

    Wanted to say this yesterday: I really like the color scheme, especially the teal accents (this is the same color scheme as the Gravity TXT dumbphone, also on T-Mo), reminds me of the Holo design language for some reason. Will be a hit if they could get more colors available, say orange accents instead of the teal. Or blue! Or magenta!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=686788019 Mark Benninger

    I like the s III mini size, iphone size. Too bad the resolution is less than my current exhibit which only has 512 internal storage and 512 ram. But it is samoled. So the new exhibit might be worth checking out.