Samsung Exhibit for T-Mobile Turns Two
T-Mobile and Samsung today announced the Samsung Exhibit II 4G. The new phone is similar to the first Exhibit in most respects, but switches from a Samsung Hummingbird processor to a Qualcomm Snapdragon. The screen is also slightly larger, at 3.7 inches compared to 3.5 for the original model. T-Mobile is using the phone to push its no-contract plans, with the phone being available first at Wal-Mart tomorrow with only a no-contract option. A week later on November 2, the phone will go sale elsewhere and with a two-year contract option. Features of the phone include a 1 GHz processor, 3-megapixel main camera, front camera for video chat, and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). The Exhibit II will sell for $200 without contract. With two-year contract, the phone will sell for $80, or $30 after $50 mail-in rebate.
Samsung Provides List of Devices to Receive Jelly Bean
Samsung today named the smartphones and tablets that it plans to update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. In an email sent to The Verge, Samsung spokesperson Kiyung Nam said the Galaxy S II, Note, S Advance, S II LTE, Chat, Ace 2, Beam, Ace Plus, Mini 2, and S Duos smartphones will receive Jelly Bean.
Apple Asks For $707M More in Damages from Samsung
Apple has requested that Samsung pay it an additional $707 million in damages above the $1 billion already awarded to Apple over violated patents. Both Apple and Samsung submitted motions regarding the case this week.
Verizon Picks Up Samsung's Galaxy J3
Verizon Wireless has added the Samsung Galaxy J3 to its lineup of inexpensive smartphones. The J3, which has been for sale from Boost Mobile and other carriers since early this year, has a 5-inch 720p screen, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 16 GB (postpaid) or 8 GB (prepaid) of storage, 5-megapixel main camera with flash, 2-megapixel front camera, and 2,600mAh battery.
FCC Docs Reveal Samsung Galaxy S8 Active with Band 71 for T-Mobile
Documents seen on the FCC web site suggest the Galaxy S8 Active will be Samsung's first Band 71-compatible smartphone for T-Mobile. The government agency recently approved a new version of the SM-G892U, already sold as the Galaxy S8 Active by AT&T, this time with Band 66 and Band 71 aboard.
Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active Heads to T-Mobile and Sprint
Samsung today said its rugged Galaxy S8 Active will soon be sold by T-Mobile and Sprint. The phone has been available from AT&T since earlier this year.