The official brand name of the Samsung Galaxy W handset that Samsung announced at last month’s Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) 2011 has been discovered via leaked press shots of the device and a leaked inventory sheet. It’s called the Samsung Exhibit II 4G and is heading to T-Mobile.
pocketnow.com acquired press shots of the Samsung device. The T-Mobile logo is clearly emblazoned on the phone’s back plate.
TmoNews found out the brand name for the device through a leaked screenshot of an alleged T-Mobile inventory sheet, which shows the name Samsung Exhibit II 4G along with its model number of SGH-T679. TmoNews, as did many other mobile sites, have suspected the Samsung Ancora to be T-Mobile’s replacement for the earlier Samsung Exhibit.
The codename Ancora appeared in a leaked roadmap of T-Mobile devices for launch in October and November. The roadmap revealed a Samsung Ancora launch date scheduled for November 2 and an estimated price tag of US$99 (on contract).
The Samsung Exhibit II 4G runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a 1.4-GHz single-core processor. It has a 3.7-inch WVGA screen, making it not so small yet not so large for a smartphone. A 5-megapixel camera is included in this mid-range Android smartphone.
Besides the absence of the controversial Home button on the Samsung Exhibit II 4G, the phone is expected to bear the following specs as announced for the Samsung Galaxy W at IFA 2011:
- 1.4-GHz processor
- HSDPA 14.4 Mbps connectivity
- 3.7-inch 800×400 touch display
- 5-megapixel camera
- Bluetooth 3.0
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Kies Air (tracks phone when lost)
- Samsung’s Game, Social, and Music Hub
Reports have also mentioned that the phone will sport a 1,500-mAh battery.
T-Mobile surely will be opening Android floodgates this fourth quarter. What T-Mobile Android smartphone are you planning to buy for the holidays?