If you've always wanted your lifestyle to be as nature-friendly as it is high-tech, AT&T will soon have a solution for you, in the form of the LTE-powered Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate! Initially announced at CES 2012, AT&T has today revealed that the Galaxy Exhilarate will become available to consumers on June 10, for $49.99 with a two-year contract.
Sporting a rear casing made from 80% recycled material, as well as an energy-efficient charger, the Galaxy Exhilarate has UL Platinum certification, which means it has received certification by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for being a sustainable product. In addition, it'll be the first product to have gone through AT&T's new eco-rating system, which will be announced this summer.
OK, now what about that high-tech part, you ask? The Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate will feature a sizable 4" Super AMOLED display, a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 5MP camera with the ability to record 720p video, as well as the beloved LTE connectivity to AT&T's developing network. Overall, it shapes up as a pretty decent mid-range smartphone that will be able to deliver some impressive data speeds. Unfortunately, it will come loaded with Android 2.3, but we sincerely hope that Samsung will include this device in its update schedule.
So, will you sacrifice a bit of screen real estate in exchange for being kind to Mother Nature?
AT&T to Launch its First LTE Smartphone with Environmentally Conscious Features, the Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate
Dallas, Texas, June 05, 2012 ShareThis
Beginning June 10 AT&T* will offer a new option for customers looking for sustainable features in a smartphone – the Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate™. The Exhilarate will be available in all AT&T channels for $49.99 with a two-year agreement** and is the first AT&T 4G LTE*** smartphone to obtain UL Platinum certification. This phone is also set to be one of the first to go through AT&T’s eco-rating system, which will be unveiled later this summer.
AT&T customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network, covering more than 260 million people. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. That means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you’re on a much slower 3G network.
The Exhilarate features a rear casing made from 80 percent recycled (post-consumer waste) material and is packaged with a low-load, energy-efficient charger that alerts customers when the device is fully charged. The device also boasts a 4-inch touchscreen Super AMOLED display, a dual core 1.2 GHz Scorpion processor, voice recognition and access to AT&T U-verse® Live TV****. It also features a 5-megapixel auto-focus rear-facing camera that let's you record videos in 720p HD and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera.
In addition, the Exhilarate is the first 4G LTE smartphone to receive platinum certification from UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories). Since 2011, AT&T has joined UL Environment and other sustainability stakeholders in working towards the development of requirements to identify leading mobile phones from an environmental and human health perspective. UL Environment sets minimum requirements for “environmentally preferable” mobile devices by measuring environmentally sensitive materials, energy management, manufacturing and operations, impact to health and environment, product performance, packaging and product stewardship.
AT&T will also offer two custom case options by Incipio. These ECO ® SILICRYLIC® cases are made from a combination of biodegradable and recycled materials. Composed of two parts, an inner silicone rubber made of recycled silicone regrind material, and an outer bio resin plastic shell, ECO SILICRYLIC complements the environmentally conscious features of the smartphone it protects.
“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,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility. “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.”
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*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
**Limited time offer. Discounted pricing requires a new 2-year agreement with a qualifying voice plan and data plan.
***Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.
**** AT&T U-verse Live TV requires compatible device, eligible data plan, and mobile broadband service. Service not available in all areas. Programming subject to blackout restrictions. Download and watch capability available for select content, requires Wi-Fi connections and is available for viewing for limited time periods.
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