Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II Coming to the U.S. in September

 

Samsung’s flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S II, will soon be available in the U.S. from AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.
You won’t be getting the exact same phone from all three vendors, however. Most of the basics are identical: a 1.2 GHz Exynos CPU, Android 2.3 Gingerbread and 16 GB of storage.
AT&T and T-Mobile will call the device Galaxy S II, while Sprint will be calling it Epic 4G Touch. To increase the confusion, AT&T’s model will have a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen and a smaller, 1650 mAh battery (and an 8.89 mm thin profile), while T-Mobile and Sprint’s version will feature a 1800 mAh battery better suited to power the bigger, 4.52-inch screen.
Finally, Sprint’s version of the device will have WiMax, while T-Mobile and AT&T versions will sport HSPA+, which makes all three 4G devices – depending on your definition of the term.
Sprint will be selling the device for $199.99 beginning September 16; AT&T says their version will hit the shelves “in the coming weeks”, while T-Mobile’s variant will become available “this fall”.
[via Engadget]