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The latest in T-Mobile's increasingly confusing line of rebranded Samsung phones is now available: the Galaxy Exhibit, previously spotted in multiple leaks, including a predicted release date for today. The Exhibit is a slightly modified version of the international Galaxy S III Mini, sporting a somber teal-on-grey paint job, but otherwise keeping its 4-inch chassis and low-end specs. The phone can be had for just twenty bucks down on T-Mobile's installment plan, or a reasonable $235.99 if you'd rather buy it outright.

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Gather round children if you want to hear of the incredibly confusing history of the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit family. In the Year Of Our Lord 2011, T-Mobile modified the original Samsung Galaxy S into the first Exhibit 4G. Later that same year, the more robust Exhibit II 4G (a rebranded Galaxy W) came with Gingerbread and a slightly larger screen. In May of 2012, Samsung re-rebranded it, dropping the "II" from the name after a software update to make it simply the Galaxy Exhibit 4G again. The 2013 version of the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit has no 4G moniker, which might technically make it more accurate, since neither this phone nor its predecessors have an LTE radio.

The Samsung Galaxy Exhibit is an entry-level device, with a 4-inch, 800x480 Super AMOLED screen, a 1Ghz dual-core NovaThor processor, a 5MP rear camera (VGA front-facing), and a MicroSD card slot. T-Mobile isn't saying how much internal storage there is, but my money's on 8GB. Software is Samsung's ubiquitous TouchWiz-infused flavor of Jelly Bean 4.1. It's available on the T-Mobile web store, and should be in retail outlets as well.

T-Mobile - Samsung Galaxy Exhibit

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.
  • kenjab

    As a former Exhibit II--er, Galaxy Exhibit 4G owner: Stay away. Stay far, far away.

    • Vito Lee

      Agreed. Slow and clunky (at least until I put CM 9 on it).

      • Austin

        agree to agree to agree i hate it. slow. crashes. etc....

  • Michael Ta

    Samsung is trying to take over everything.

    should I be worried?

    • Freak4Dell

      Yes. Monopolies are never good.

      • Michael Ta

        (•_•)
        Well then, looks like..
        ..Samsung is trying to
        ( •_•)>⌐■-■
        Take over the GALAXY.
        (⌐■_■)

        YEAAAAAAAAA...

  • http://www.ronakg.com/ Ronak Gandhi

    $236 is a very good deal for this device. It's runs really smooth because of comparatively low resolution screen, 1GHz dual core CPU and 1GB RAM. Samsung has even removed some extra animations like the ripple effect on lock-screen so that it doesn't hamper the performance.

    My wife uses a white version and she's really happy with the device. It's still the best unlocked cellphone on Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/wireless/2407749011/ref=sr_bs_1

    • Freak4Dell

      It's not the best. It's the best selling. There's a difference.

      • http://www.ronakg.com/ Ronak Gandhi

        Right, corrected.

  • Heon Jun Park

    I had the Original Samsung Exhibit 4G........ I hate it with all my life so I turned it into a wifi security cam... something only Old Nokia phones deserve xP

    I dunno how to make of this one though

  • Ray Scott

    Only 4gb of internal storage. 1.9 GB is available to the end user.

  • H

    I have nothing against you being Christian. In fact, I'm all for freedom of religion. But he's only "our lord" if I'm Christian too. Apparently you don't have the same attitude toward religious freedom that I have. Some people have no plans to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior just because you want to impose it upon them. I don't tell you what religion to practice. You sure as hell have no right to tell me what to practice.

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