Samsung’s Galaxy S II smartphone running on Android’s Gingerbread 2.3 OS, has been the talk of the mobile phone world for the last few months. The specs sheet is pretty impressive which we we’ll go into towards the end of the post, but for now let us tell you that its wowing a huge amount of followers, in fact 5 million if not more devices have now been sold, with a yearly target of 10 million to be achieved.
Up until now, Sammy’s handset has released in most other countries including Europe, China, Hong Kong, Australia, India and so on but the poor US have been clutching on to news of a possible release date. Today being the 12th August, was the rumored US date of arrival, obviously nothing has jumped out at us so we can certainly cross that one off.
Now yet another date has filtered through but we have to say this one is looking promising, we’ll talking about August 29th. According to Engadget an invite for a Galaxy S II product launch has been scheduled for the date above in New York City, with additional details to follow and a time of 6.00 pm.
In the last few days more and more news has come through of the Samsung device being carried by Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and of course AT&T each with varying names of the handset, and as Engadget stated from a good source, all carriers are looking likely to launch with the phone at the same time. Samsung’s Mobile President “Shin Jong-Kyun” promised that the Galaxy S II would release “sometime in August.”
As we’ve said in past articles, with such a vast amount of smartphones already on the market and many coming in the next few months, Samsung need to pull their finger out and release the Galaxy S II. The 2011 figure of 10 million units is easily achievable, especially with a white model on the way on September 1st, but will the Galaxy S II be overlooked by others such as the Motorola Droid Bionic, Apple’s iPhone 5 or even Samsung’s rumored new additions, the Celox and XCover.
Specifications for the slim light S II include a 4.3-inch Super Amoled Plus display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel rear camera and 2 megapixel to the front, TouchWiz UI, Google Maps and turn by turn navigation software, social hub, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of memory expandable to 32GB, WiFi, Bluetooth and so on.
Any updates to the Galaxy S II’s arrival on August 29th we will let you know straight away.
Tell us have you been patiently waiting for the new Samsung or did you give up any hope?