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Possible Galaxy S II & Droid Bionic Release Same Day: Which One?

August 13, 2021 | Debbie Turner

It’s no overstatement if we say that the Samsung Galaxy S II (also dubbed the S2) is one of the most highly anticipated smartphones that we can ever remember. For those in the U.S. it’s been a long wait though and we recently gave a roundup of all the pertinent information you might need as the excitement over its release grows. Now it seems possible that the Galaxy S II and another phone that’s been grabbing the headlines, the Motorola Droid Bionic, may even release on the same day and we’d like know which one you might choose.

Although we’ve been hearing various rumored release dates for the Galaxy S II in the US, yesterday our Maddy Rowe brought some news that’s a little more promising. Samsung is issuing invitations to a major product launch in New York on August 29, beginning at 6pm. Although the company doesn’t state that this is about the Galaxy S II it’s widely thought that it is and to be honest the illuminated ‘II’ at the bottom of the invite makes it pretty obvious.

Many people now anticipate that the Galaxy S II could release on the same date as this invitation event but really that’s highly unlikely. It would be much more likely that we would see an eventual US release in September. As Adam Mills over on Gotta Be Mobile, sourced from Android Central points out, it would be highly unusual to see the a product announced and released on the same day.

That brings us to the Motorola Droid Bionic another hot smartphone that we’ve been keeping readers informed about and looks pretty impressive on what we know so far. Recently the release date that many have waited an awfully long time for was hotly rumored to be the early part of September and from recently revealed new images we reckon this could be a real challenger to the Galaxy S II in the US. It seems altogether possible then that the Galaxy S II and Droid Bionic could actually release on the same day in a smartphone bonanza!

It’s a pretty exciting time for smartphone buyers with such great devices shortly coming to the market and of course we shouldn’t forget the upcoming Apple iPhone 5 either. We also noted in yesterday’s article that it was likely that the big Samsung product launch meant that all US carriers would be launching the Galaxy S II at the same time and this is backed up by Bonnie Cha over on Cnet who points out that the first-generation Galaxy S also launched in the US simultaneously on multiple carriers. As a brief reminder the news we have so far for various carrier names for the Galaxy S II is the Hercules on T-Mobile, Epic 4G Touch (previously Within) on Sprint, Attain for AT&T and Function on Verizon although the carriers have not confirmed any of this so far.

We’d be interested to hear your opinions on these upcoming handset releases. Are you waiting for these impressive devices and if they now release at the same time which will you choose and why, the Samsung Galaxy S II or the Motorola Droid Bionic? Let us know with your comments.

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  • Jerry Medved

    it all comes down to 4G. If S II has it, it will win my vote

  • BrianB13

    If the SGSII is not 4g LTE or if it is 4g LTE but its a slider, forget it. I’m a firm believer of buying American products and services whenever I can so since Motorola is an American company, that is a consideration for me. Another consideration is something that Adam Mills brought up and that’s the fact that Samsung seems to have a difficult time getting Android updates available for their phones. Then it comes down to battery life, performance, look and feel, build quality and issues these phones will have.

    I’m not going to pre-order either phone nor will I buy one the first day they are available. I will let the impatient have those honors. I would rather read customer reviews first to find out what the issues are. I don’t want a phone that freezes up all the time, has really short battery life or doesn’t have a smooth seamless UI. Unless one of these phones is absolutely flawless I will probably wait until the HTC Vigor comes out to make a decision if it comes out in October. Since the iPhone 5 will in all probability not be 4g LTE, I won’t even consider it.

  • Debbie Turner

    Very valid points and Brian you may also be interested in our article just posted about the HTC Vigor which we have described as a credible challenger to the iPhone 5. Thanks for reading.

  • Anonymous

    I thought the consensus was that Verizon’s version of the S2 would now be called Stratosphere (and not Function)?

  • Anonymous

    Will need to see the specs side by side and check the phones in person, Samsung Charge feels very cheap. Do not like the buttons on the face or the odd shape of the phone. Screen is nice but also looks cheap. As for “Made In The USA” none are. All the parts are from other countries. Moto just reminds me of old Technology. I like the UI of the HTC units so may wait to the Vigor. Was hoping to have a 4G unit by this month. Not going to happen so now there is no urgency to switch.

  • Anonymous

    I’m getting the Epic 4G Touch. Nothing else is going to even come close on Sprint. I’m counting the days. Even though I don’t know how many days to count. :)