US Galaxy S II T-Mobile: Samsung Let “CPU” Slip Via Twitter

Samsung’s Galaxy S II is still proving a hit amongst consumers and so far, the company have managed to keep up with its demand. Before the handset even arrived, interest for it was huge, but unfortunately for yet another week or so, the US are having to wait for its arrival.

With the reason(s) still unclear, America have had to patiently hold on for the Samsung’s entrance, but with news of three variants coming from AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile and news filtering through of rumored release dates, consumers can now start to breathe a sigh of relief.

Last week the news mainly seemed to focus around Sprint’s version, its specs, pre-orders of the device, a video of the Epic 4G Touch and its release date of September 16th, whereas AT&T and T-Mobile are now starting to get a look in.

Rumor has it that AT&T’s Attain as it will be known will arrive shortly after Sprint’s, on or after September 18th, with news that out of the three models, it will come with the same standard specs list, for example the 4.3-inch screen and 1.2GHz dual-core processor unlike its rivals.

Today thanks to a slip up made via social networking site Twitter, Samsung have spoken about T-Mobile’s Hercules and that the processor will be matched to Sprint’s, that of a 1.5GHz. According to Rue Liu over at Slashgear, a customer had openly tweeted the question of what processor it would launch with? In response, the Korean company came with a 1.5GHz Qualcomm APQ8060 dual-core processor, which is dubbed to be faster than Samsung’s 1.2GHz Exynos processor which will be available on Sprint and AT&T.

Other changes between the three include: Sprint missing out on the inclusion of Near Field Communication (NFC), Sprint and T-Mobile will be offering 4.5-inch versions, whereas AT&T as mentioned will come with a smaller display.

Currently in terms of release date for the T-Mobile, we are unsure but chances are it will now release towards the end of next month. Samsung will now have to make up for lost time if they stand any chance of achieving their yearly figure of 10 million sold units, we think it will happen but on consideration, Motorola’s new Droid Bionic officially launched last week with Apple’s iPhone 5 on the way and that’s without any others coming out in the mean time.

Let us know if you are waiting for the US Galaxy S II? Which carrier have you decided to run with and why?

  • Bill

    I think i will have to go with AT&T because it has the only coverage where I live. However I would go with the bigger display and faster clock speed if not for that. The carriers all need to remember that their network is what get them customers. If they would spend their false advertising dollars about their networks on better coverage we and they would be better off.

  • Erwin

    I am getting this through T-mobile as that is the carrier I am with and for the price I pay per month, I get better service that the other two. Sides, bigger screen faster processor double whammy!!

  • Jason

    I’m going with T-mobile.

    Side note: on my very first reading of this article, I spotted 3 glaring grammar mistakes: one sentence makes no sense. and 2 other times the word ‘have’ is used instead of ‘has’. You don’t have to a be a grammar person to see this stuff; just read the article.