Samsung Galaxy S II to be released in the US next month

The long awaited Samsung Galaxy S2 will be released “sometime” in August it has been announced.

The smartphone which sold a mighty 3 million units in less than two months is currently being prepared for its U.S launch. Previously it had been available in South Korea (Samsung’s Home), Japan and Europe.  

Shin Jong-kyun, president of Samsung's mobile business and digital imaging said “We expect to release the Galaxy S2 in the U.S. market sometime in August".

Since Jong-kyan didn’t announce an official date, it’s likely that it will be up to the carriers to announce its arrival. It is rumoured that it’s likely the device will be available on AT&T and Verizon networks, however, the carriers and Samsung haven’t announced such information – yet.

Upon arrival, the smartphone may initially get off to a great start, however Samsung will have to keep in mind of the imminent arrival of the next generation iPhone, which is likely to be on the same specification level as the Galaxy S2. Not to say that the S2 doesn’t have a chance, on the contrary, it already has 3 million pre-orders, putting it in a very valuable position against the iPhone.

Only yesterday Neowin reported that Apple sold 20.34 million iPhones in its last quarter. However, Jong-kyan revealed that Samsung is expecting to reach 60 million devices-sold this year due to the wide range of Android phones that they offer.

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"Upon arrival, the smartphone may initially get off to a great start, however Samsung will have to keep in mind of the imminent arrival of the next generation iPhone, which is likely to be on the same specification level as the Galaxy S2. "

Hmmm, not fair actually, some common sense suggests it won't have same specs like to name a few :

Dual core? maybe but 1.2GHz? maybe not,
4.3" display ? maybe not,
Super AMOLED Plus ? Obv not,
Sd card??,
BlueTooth?? Don't think so,

These are some of the few points that Immediately come to mind, others can add few more :-)

alpeshkh said,
"Upon arrival, the smartphone may initially get off to a great start, however Samsung will have to keep in mind of the imminent arrival of the next generation iPhone, which is likely to be on the same specification level as the Galaxy S2. "

Hmmm, not fair actually, some common sense suggests it won't have same specs like to name a few :

Dual core? maybe but 1.2GHz? maybe not,
4.3" display ? maybe not,
Super AMOLED Plus ? Obv not,
Sd card??,
BlueTooth?? Don't think so,

These are some of the few points that Immediately come to mind, others can add few more :-)

Its had bluetooth since the first generation. And it will have the A5, just like the iPhone 4 has the same A4 as the iPad 1

Brandon said,

Its had bluetooth since the first generation. And it will have the A5, just like the iPhone 4 has the same A4 as the iPad 1

Sorry, I should have been clear, i meant bluetooth file transfer with other devices out of the box w/o any external app.

Also i said that maybe 1Ghz, but it won't be 1.2Ghz like SGS 2's.

I'm using it ^^ in Australia but I got it as a part of Samsung Street Squad team. Love the phone and you guys should grab one too. Apart from missing my iOS games, I'm in love with this phone

This is what I've been waiting for. I bought the GS (fascinate) off eBay so I could use my 2 year contract for this phone

SHoTTa35 said,
And please don't bastardize this phone! I want it with all it's goodness!

Agreed. I own the Galaxy S on AT&T. Played with it for about a month with the stock software; it was SO SLOW! Had to put a custom ROM to bring out the full goodness of this phone. It's sad it didn't come like that out of the box.

Lexcyn said,
FYI this phone is already available in Canada.

where te hell is it available?! you are the 3rd person saying that ... say asource .. .wtf people?!! and wat carriers?

zeta_immersion said,

where te hell is it available?! you are the 3rd person saying that ... say asource .. .wtf people?!! and wat carriers?


Bell has it. It's available tomorrow but most places have been selling all week.

I feel really sorry for US, how you guys still let the carriers butcher your phones and delay it more and more is beyond me.

US carriers are slow as hell. This phone should have been out already. I'm itching to upgrade from my Captivate. HURRY THE HELL UP AT&T.

green_link said,
it gets released in canada tomorrow

DO NOT LIE MAN ... really? don't be joking cause i know whare you live .... I would actually try to drug my wife into saying yesto get one, i really want one ... soooo bad

zeta_immersion said,

DO NOT LIE MAN ... really? don't be joking cause i know whare you live .... I would actually try to drug my wife into saying yesto get one, i really want one ... soooo bad

lol man, make a trip to Europe with your wife and actually buy one from here. this way i bet your wife will be pleased too.

green_link said,
it gets released in canada tomorrow

If you find the right store, it's already available in Canada. And it's officially out at 5pm EST in Toronto today.

Oh look at that also available on Virgin mobile a day early.

Marius F said,

lol man, make a trip to Europe with your wife and actually buy one from here. this way i bet your wife will be pleased too.

no, because she might find other things interesting in europe not just the phone (though w are both europeans) ...

zeta_immersion said,

DO NOT LIE MAN ... really? don't be joking cause i know whare you live .... I would actually try to drug my wife into saying yesto get one, i really want one ... soooo bad

haha no lie, and yes it is even released today in toronto at the eaton center at 5:00 pm. i even got to play with one last week with no tether. it was soooo tempting to run away with it

Boz said,
Can't wait for this phone.

me too..... I have been waiting for more than a month now to get this.....
I want android and i think this is the only phone which satisfy me.

Boz said,
Can't wait for this phone.

Too bad it won't have 4G on AT&T...only reason I'm going to hold off initially from getting it

I want it sooo bad...