For months on end residents of the US have desperately been waiting to see when the coveted Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone would be released, wait no more. Today, Samsung’s president Shin Jong-kyun confirmed that the handset would start to be rolled out in the United States next month. The Korean firm did not elaborate on the announcement too much, but one thing is for sure, American’s will have their hands all over the Galaxy S II in August.
The Samsung boss confirmed the 2nd generation Galaxy’s US release at a South Korean launch of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, Kelly Olsen of Canadian Business reports. As usual, the manufacturer could not be pinned down to an exact release date, but the fact that we know the S II will be out in the US next month will for sure be enough for most people. God forbid any further delays or complications.
Samsung’s flagship smartphone is a topic we regularly cover here at OSM, earlier we spoke about the Galaxy’s big delay being planned to steal the iPhone 5′s thunder. Also, we saw how the S II had been feebly rumoured for July 24th July, as well as that Samsung will step up from the Galaxy II with the Galaxy Q. Are you relieved about the late news?
We do believe that the US launch of the Samsung Galaxy S II has been prolonged because of the iPhone 5′s launch plan. Apple’s 5th generation smartphone is widely expected in September so it could be a clever move for Samsung to roll out their highly anticipated Galaxy a month earlier to whip up some serious competition. We expect this to be one of the greatest smartphone contests ever.
Samsung as you know just unveiled their new 10.1 Galaxy tab to challenge the iPad, so the Android Vs. iOS war is set for a real clash. According to The Economic Times, Shin is expecting Samsung to sell 5 times as many tablets in 2011 in comparison to last year. 2010 saw Apple sell over 1.5 million tablet PCs and they have really emerged in the last year. Do not forget that Apple has a running legal battle with Samsung which claims the Galaxy devices infringe on their patents.
If Samsung can oust Apple’s iPhone 5 sales with their own Galaxy S II sales then it will be a real victory for the Korean firm. Equally, it could go the other way as Apple has been recording record sales figures on their iPhone and iPad devices. So now that we know when the Galaxy will be launched in the US, what does this mean for you? Will you get one, or gamble on the iPhone 5 in September and wait for a little extra?
Come on guys, let us know your thoughts on this in the comments, we are interested to hear them.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter