By Stephen Schenck | June 15, 2011 1:42 PM
Last week, a leaked T-Mobile document put the release date for both the Samsung Exhibit 4G and Samsung Gravity Smart as June 22. This followed earlier rumors that the phones would be out even earlier, on June 8. Obviously, that didn’t happen, so while the June 22 date looked good, we weren’t entirely convinced that another change would be in store for the pair. Now it’s finally confirmed through T-Mobile, which tweeted out that same June 22 date this morning.
Both these Samsung Androids have our attention for being so darned cheap for new smartphones, both hitting the $80-and-under mark. Even at that price, you’ll get a few high-end features, like the Exhibit 4G’s support for T-Mobile’s 21Mbps HSPA+ network, where available. As for the Gravity Smart, it’s very middle-of-the-road all around, but hitting the nails for being compact, cheap, and having a full QWERTY keyboard should make it pretty attractive to users who really just want a messaging phone, with Android included as a bonus. Both the Exhibit 4G and the Gravity Smart will ship running Android 2.2 Froyo.