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.
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