Beginning on June 10, 2012, the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate will be offered in the US by the service provider. This should come as a breath of fresh air for environmentally conscious customers looking at certain sustainable features in a smartphone. Available in all AT&T channels, the phone will be launched with a two-year agreement.
AT&T is also prepping an eco-rating system, which is to be unveiled a little later. And the Galaxy Exhilarate will be the first to be put through this system. Incidentally, the Exhilarate is AT&T’s first 4G LTE smartphone to be certified UL Platinum.
“AT&T is committed to developing and supporting products, like the Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate, that enable consumers to reduce their environmental impact without sacrificing features or the ability to enjoy a world-class smartphone experience,” Jeff Bradley, enior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility, stated. “We’re working hard every day to empower consumer choice and provide consumers with more options in-store as part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability.”
Not only is the rear casing of the Exhilarate made from 80 percent recycled material, the charger it comes with is energy-efficient and draws attention to the phone when it’s fully charged. The device comes with a 1.2GHz dual core Scorpion processor, a 4-inch super AMOLED touchscreen and voice recognition capabilities. On the back is a 5-megapixel camera which allows for 720p HD video recording, while garnishing the front is a 1.3-megapixel camera.
AT&T Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate price and release date information stands at $49.99 starting on June 10. Two eco-friendly custom case options will be offered consisting of an inner silicone rubber layer made from recycled silicone regrind material, and an outer bio resin plastic shell.