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Samsung Galaxy S II finally gets U.S. release date

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Aug 2011 0:11 User comments (4)

Samsung Galaxy S II finally gets U.S. release date Despite 5 million sales overseas (and counting), the Samsung Galaxy S II has been rightfully hyped in the U.S.
Today, the company has finally announced the U.S. launch date, August 29th, with a press event slated for early in the day.

Samsung's new "superphone" has a 4.27-inch WVGA Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen, Android 2.3.4, a 1.2GHz Samsung dual-core processor, an 8.49mm thin chassis (at lowest), an 8MP camera with autofocus and 1080p recording, NFC support, 4G, a 2MP front-side camera and HSPA+, WiFi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0+HS.

Furthermore, the device will run on Samsung's updated TouchWiz UI and weighs just 4 ounces.

It is expected to cost $200 with contract from Verizon and AT&T, and possibly Sprint and T-Mobile, as well.

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4 user comments

113.8.2011 0:31

About damn time, I've been sitting on my upgrade for about 2 and a half months.

213.8.2011 6:36

I think this simultaneous release on all 4 carriers should help maximize sales of this phone for Samsung but now that it's so close to the expected 'next iPhone' launch, I feel that Samsung lost a good opportunity to get possible record sales had they released this phone earlier.

313.8.2011 11:53

Everything about this phone sounds fantastic. I just wish it re-wrapped text to fit it's creen on e-mails and on the web like HTC phones do. That's really the only hang-up I can think of that would annoy me. Maybe it wouldn't be that way on these US models but it was on the unlocked european models that i watched reviews for on youtube.

420.8.2011 5:07

WAY over due!...Ive been waiting too and holding off buying the HTC Sensation...I HOPE it comes to T Mobile but I am doubtful. T-Mobile is rumored to be getting the Samsung Hercules - a similar but slightly larger version of the Galaxy 2, and that wasnt rumored to arrive until September sometime. As a T-Mobile customer, I wont hold my breath on this one. I think we will have a longer wait yet. Hope Im wrong but I doubt it.

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