The eco-friendly Samsung Exhilarate smartphone will be hitting AT&T’s 4G LTE network on June 10th for a mere $49.99 with the signing of a new two-year contract.
First announced at CES 2012 in January, AT&T’ Samsung Exhilarate will be a mid-range device that will appeal to those that want a smartphone with sustainable features.
It’s the first AT&T 4G LTE smartphone that has been UL (Underwriters Laboratories) Platinum certified as it features a rear casing that is constructed from 80 percent recycled material.
In addition, it features an energy efficient charger that will alert users when the device has been 100% charged. Typical chargers do not do that.
AT&T has also said that this device will be the first AT&T smartphone to head through its eco-rating system which the carrier plans to unveil sometime this summer.
The Samsung Exhilarate features a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, a 5MP camera that is capable of shooting 720p video and a 1.3MP front-facing camera that will allow users to video chat.
And where LTE is not available, it will use AT&T’s HPSPA+ network which is also faster than 3G.
Currently, AT&T has its 4G LTE network up in around 40 markets around the United States with more expansions planned for throughout 2012.
The Samsung Exhilarate will become available in all AT&T channels come June 10th which means that it should be available both online and in-store.