Samsung Galaxy S II headed to AT&T, Verizon, Sprint

By on May 16, 2011 at 11:30 AM.

Samsung Galaxy S II headed to AT&T, Verizon, Sprint

According to a leaked silicon gel accessory page for the Samsung Galaxy S II, the highly anticipated phone will at least be landing on AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint in the U.S. The information also reveals the unique names that the phone will receive from each carrier. It will be the Samsung Attain on AT&T, the Samsung Function on Verizon Wireless, and the Samsung Within on Sprint. Oddly, those monikers don’t seem to nearly portray the hardware muscle of the device and we’re surprised to see no mention of T-Mobile. The Galaxy S II sports a dual-core processor, a large Super AMOLED Plus display, an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording HD video, and runs Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread with Samsung’s revamped TouchWiz 4.0 user interface on top. There’s no word when the Galaxy S II will make its U.S. debut, although we wouldn’t be surprised to see a summer launch. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S II passes FCC with AT&T 3G bands

By on May 5, 2011 at 11:55 AM.

Samsung Galaxy S II passes FCC with AT&T 3G bands

The Samsung Galaxy S II (GT-I9100T) recently passed through the FCC, and the associated paperwork hints at a possible U.S. release. The phone testing by the FCC supports AT&T’s 850/1900MHz bands, although neither AT&T nor Samsung have confirmed the phone’s launch. This is definitely something worth getting excited about: the Galaxy S II is Samsung’s current flagship device and it packs a serious hardware punch. It’s equipped with Samsung’s stunning 4.27-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, a dual-core Orion processor, and an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p video. The European version runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with Samsung’s custom TouchWiz 4.0 user interface, and we hope it retains that setup if it hits AT&T’s shelves. Our fingers are crossed that this is part of Samsung’s upcoming press event in New York, which we’ll be reporting from live on May 25th. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S II gets official

By on February 13, 2011 at 12:56 PM.

Samsung Galaxy S II gets official

Well, it wasn’t exactly a surprise, but the Samsung Galaxy S II is officially official. Samsung isn’t beating around the bush with the naming on this bad boy — it’s the successor to the Samsung Galaxy S, and from the specifications, it sure looks like it. The device features a 4.27-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, is powered by Samsung’s dual-core Orion CPU, has an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p video capture, and runs atop Gingerbread 2.3 with TouchWiz 4.0. The Galaxy S II is incredibly thin at just 8.49mm thick — though there is that slight hump at bottom of the phone. Full press release after the break!

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