It's taken a few months, but AT&T has just announced that it'll start selling the Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate for $49.99 on contract come June 10th. The LTE phone was first announced at CES, and, as you might expect, its specs aren't the headline feature: it's powered by a last-generation, dual-core Snapdragon processor (read: not one of the new S4 chips), a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and a TouchWiz-skinned version of Android 2.3, Gingerbread. Samsung isn't going for power, here, though. The phone has an enviornmentally-friendly UL Platinum rating — the highest such ranking for any LTE smartphone to-date, according to AT&T — thanks to a back casing made of 80 percent recycled post-consumer waste and a "low-load, energy-efficient" charger. The carrier has also hinted that it will be providing its own "eco-rating system" sometime this summer, which sounds like you'll be gently guilted into buying "green" phones next time you're shopping on the carrier's website or in one of its stores.
Eco-friendly Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate for AT&T launches on June 10th for $49.99
The Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate will be available on AT&T on June 10th at a price of $49.99 with a two-year contract. The LTE Android phone carries a UL Platinum environmentally-friendly rating.