The Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate Is Cheap, Fast, And Eco-Friendly: Launches June 10 At AT&T

LTE is a wonderful thing. It’s like seeing the ocean for the very first time, or taking off in a plane. The speed is brand new, and it’s beautiful. But unfortunately, most LTE smartphones tend to hang out on the expensive end of the shelf, and not everyone has $200-$300 to slap down for a phone, especially considering that none of it goes toward data and airtime.

But Samsung is known for building the greatest variety of phones, from feature to low-end to super smart, and the latest member of the Samsung mobile family is sure to offer high-speeds at a low price.

Meet the Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate.

The phone will run on AT&T’s 4G LTE network with availability beginning June 10. And it’s just $49.99 on-contract. But before you try to start placing pre-orders get a load of the specs and make sure this thing can keep up with you.

It’s a mid-range device, but for the price I’m somewhat impressed with what’s being offered here, which includes a 4-inch Super AMOLED display at an unspecified resolution. The phone is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Scorpion processor running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and sports a 5-megapixel (720p) rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat.

The case is also made from 80 percent recycled post-consumer materials making it AT&T’s first LTE smartphone to get UL Platinum certification. Go Earth!