Samsung and Boost Mobile are hosting an event in Manhattan on April 5th, where the Android handset pictured above is likely to be announced. No further details were immediately available, including specs, branding, or information on pricing and release. However, Samsung does have quite a cache of unused product names filed with the USPTO, and of those, the Samsung Exhilarate seems like a good possibility to us.
This would be the second Android device from Sprint-Nextel’s prepaid service, following the Motorola i1 (which is expected to be joined by yet another Android piece on Boost, the i1Q QWERTY candybar).
By comparing the image to the current crop of Galaxy S variants, it appears that the screen here is too small to claim a four-inch diagonal. In fact, this phone looks pretty similar to Sprint’s HVGA Samsung Transform QWERTY slider about the face, although we suspect that it lacks a physical keyboard. Even if it ends up being a low- to mid-range device a la the Galaxy Ace, though, it should prove to be an attractive addition to the current anemic smartphone lineup on Boost.