Yesterday we gave you some news on the Samsung Galaxy S II (S2), about the new hand controls enabled by TouchWiz 4.0 and this impressive phone has certainly got a lot of people talking. The news today is that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S II site has now gone live and the official specs hint that it will be coming to AT&T first.
The Samsung Galaxy S II has the NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p video capture along with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display. There’s also 1GB of RAM and 16 or 32MB memory. Another big plus is that it will be running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Two of the handsets that are exciting us the most at the moment are the Galaxy S II and the Motorola Droid Bionic, a 4G phone coming to Verizon. You may be interested in taking a look at our comparison between the two here.
We heard that the Galaxy S II site has gone live from Kayla Adams on GizmoCrunch and specs are now official. If you were hoping this handset would be coming to Verizon it looks as though you could be left hoping as the specs seem to suggest AT&T will be the carrier, although nothing is yet confirmed. GizmoCrunch notes that the quad-band implies AT&T and that the UTMS bands would imply that it’s not yet suitable for Verizon. However they also point out that a Samsung Galaxy S II LTE version could still be a possibility for Verizon.
This promising super-slim handset is really getting us quite excited now but we still have no release date available. If you want to take a look at the Galaxy S II in more detail head to the Samsung product pages here where you’ll find everything you need (apart from the release date). Another article on GizmoCrunch, this time by Christopher Hudson, takes a look at the Galaxy S II compare with the LG Optimus 2X and this time points out that the phone is likely to come in different variants to all carriers, in much the same way as the original Galaxy S.
What are your thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy S II? There are a lot of great upcoming smartphones at the moment but we feel this is one of the best Androids you’re likely to see. Let us know what you think by sending us your comments.
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