Samsung Galaxy S2 Release to Lag Behind HTC EVO 3D on Sprint

There are some truly impressive smartphones due to be released over the next month or so and many people were waiting to hear news of the Samsung Galaxy S2 (S II) U.S. release. We finally heard some news at the weekend to say that Sprint could be releasing the Galaxy S2 under the name Within, in late July. However if this is accurate it means that the Galaxy S2 will lag at least a month behind another smartphone that has impressed many people, the HTC EVO 3D, also on Sprint.

We recently told of a rumored release date for the HTC EVO 3D of June 24 although this is not yet confirmed. The new rumored Sprint release date of late July for the Galaxy S2, if accurate, would mean the HTC EVO 3D would have around one months head start on sales over the Galaxy S2, although we haven’t heard release news for other U.S. carriers yet. It’s somewhat surprising therefore to find that Samsung has not launched the Galaxy S2 quicker in the States as it’s been available in other regions, such as South Korea and the U.K. for some weeks now.

The HTC Sensation is also due for release next week and we have previously posted about the Sensation and EVO 3D as being credible alternatives to Apple’s iPhone 5. Both of these handsets will no doubt dent sales of the Galaxy S2, especially if the Galaxy S2 doesn’t arrive until the end of July as rumored. The Galaxy S2 has already achieved massive sales figures in regions that have seen its release already and is still certain to do the same when released in the U.S. and if you want to read more on the Galaxy S2 then check out our review roundup.

A big selling point for the EVO 3D though, is the 3D capability, one feature that is missing from the Galaxy S2, and we know from reader’s comments to our previous stories, that many of you are torn between these two phones. However, the earlier release for the EVO 3D would probably help make up a lot of people’s minds. According to Carlo Diokno over on Pop Herald, Sprint will be going all out to lure customers to purchase the EVO 3D and will also launch 3D compatible games along with apps and movies to tempt consumers. Sprint is also offering the 3D movie Green Hornet, on the pre-installed MicroSD card for the EVO 3D and HTC Watch will be available too, for renting or purchasing 3D movies.

If you want to read much more about the HTC EVO 3D then check out the HTC product page here. We’d like to hear from you if you are one of those people in the market for a new smartphone and wondering whether to wait for the Galaxy S2. Would the earlier release of the HTC EVO 3D tempt you to purchase that handset instead? Maybe you have your eye set on a different smartphone altogether? Let us know with your comments.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KJ6OUEZCZKJSHHTGAC75AK2GVU Stillwell

    the 3d is nothing mor then a gimmick

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KFYE56AAXNYEUDVCGIQKPJA75E Douglas Kerr

      I suppose if 3d is a gimmick, then so would any other feature on most smartphones. We are now beyond “necessities” and have entered the world of cool things. Is a AMOLD + screen on a phone a gimmick? Is a dual core processor really “necessary”?

      On to the question at hand. Personally, I would lean toward the Evo 3D. However, just like Johnny Depp, I can’t see in 3D. Sucks. So I’ll end up going with the Samsung. It has other gimmicks that will be more suited to me.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KJ6OUEZCZKJSHHTGAC75AK2GVU Stillwell

    the 3d is nothing mor then a gimmick

  • Anonymous

    My phone died last week, so I fired up an old one while I wait for the EVO 3D. But the S2 is high on the potential list too. The truly significant advantages to the S2 would seem to be the thinness and weight, and greater storage capacity. The EVO will have a higher res screen, but that is probably no big deal. 3D? Well I’m curious, but it’s probably a novelty. If it is any good, it would certainly be fun. Looks like the HTC Sense is slicker than the S2. So my approach will be to buy the EVO at then end of June and test drive it. If the S2 comes out in July I can return the EVO w/in 30 days. What do other people see as the pros and cons?

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthewhittaker Matthew Whittaker

    I preordered the Evo 3D, but I really want the S2 more. I have the Evo, and I just don’t want to wait around to extend my contract… sense is OK, but I think the touch wiz 4.0 is better.. and I really want great battery life.. S2 seems a bit faster, and thinner is always better, but I bet I will be satisfied with the Evo 3d – it’s OK if I don’t have the best… And it will be fun to share the 3D with friends, even though that’s not a big priority. It does seem to have a good 5 MP camera though, and I love that it has a dedicated shutter button. I need to replace my digital point and shoot I lost with my next phone’s camera.. The Evo 4G doesn’t have a great camera, and I think the S2 will have better quality, but the dedicated shutter button really is key.

  • Anonymous

    I preordered the Evo 3D also, but I’m really feeling the NFC on the SGS2. I’m very Leary of Samsung though. They seem to have issues with signal and upload and download speeds.

  • Anonymous

    I preordered the Evo 3D also, but I’m really feeling the NFC on the SGS2. I’m very Leary of Samsung though. They seem to have issues with signal and upload and download speeds.

  • Anonymous

    I preordered the Evo 3D also, but I’m really feeling the NFC on the SGS2. I’m very Leary of Samsung though. They seem to have issues with signal and upload and download speeds.