If you’re one of those waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S II in the U.S. then today’s news is looking rather promising, especially if you’re interested in a Verizon variant. Last week a new Samsung handset called the Celox, very similar to the Galaxy S II (S2) but with LTE, came to our attention that had been revealed in Korea but it was not known if it would be headed to the US. Today it seems that not only may it be heading stateside but it could be the Galaxy S II Verizon variant with 4G LTE.
We were so impressed with the Celox that we wondered if it could rival the Motorola Droid Bionic if indeed it did come to the US and likened the Celox to a bumped up Galaxy S II. The rumored specs include a 1.5GHz dual-core processor as opposed to the 1.2Ghz dual-core on the Galaxy S II known so far. It also has a larger 4.5-inch WVGA Super AMOLED Plus display and even a bigger 1750mAh battery as compared to the 1650mAh on the standard Galaxy S II. The images last week of the Celox showed a physical home button though and so it seemed less likely that this was a variant that would be coming to the states. You may remember that stateside the original Galaxy S did not have a home button.
The good news today though is that Kellex over on Droid-Life, sourced from Ameblo, reports how images have come to light of the Celox and this time there’s no physical home button appearance so it does seem as though this could be a US Verizon variant, with of course that 4G LTE capability. We did tell how the Korean Celox included 800MHz LTE support and that Samsung would have to make alterations for it to suit the 700MHz LTE of Verizon and AT&T and it seems this may have happened. Other specs of the Celox include 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, capable of being expanded by another 32GB with microSD, an 8-megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front facer and running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Brian Heater over on Engadget also tells about these new images of the Celox without the home button and tells of the four capacitive keys instead. Heater also suggests that this could mean the Celox is another US Galaxy S II variant. We’ve already heard of the Hercules as T-Mobile’s Galaxy S II model and that also has a larger 4.5-inch display and the Epic 4G Touch will be the Sprint variant. The models for Verizon and AT&T had been dubbed the Function and Attain respectively but strangely little has been leaked about either of those, although we did see some leaked images of the purported AT&T Attain.
The next few weeks then could be very interesting and as we’re expecting announcements from Samsung about the Galaxy S II for the US at an event on August 29 it’s not too much longer until we find out more. What are your thoughts on the Celox possibly being the Verizon variant of the Galaxy S II with 4G LTE? Let us know with your comments.
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