Samsung's Galaxy S II officially revealed for US

It has taken a while longer than first announced, but today, Samsung and three of the nation's big wireless carriers have officially announced plans to offer the Galaxy S II smartphone. The Android-based product has been released in other parts of the world for the past few months and has already sold 5 million units.

All three versions of the Galaxy S II will share some basic specs such as 16 GB of storage, an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording support, a 2 megapixel front camera for folks who want to do video chat and more. However, there will be some differences depending on which phone carrier you use. AT&T's version of the Galaxy S II will have a 4.3 inch touch screen display, while the versions from Sprint and T-Mobile will have a larger 4.5 inch screen. Sprint's version of the phone will also get a different name, the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, and it will also support connections on Sprint's faster WiMax-based network. Both Sprint and AT&T's version of the phone will get Samsung's own homegrown Exynos duel core processor inside, but there's no word yet on what kind of processor will be inside the T-Mobile version.

Sprint says it will be the first wireless carrier to sell its version of the Samsung S II in the US on September 16, and will be priced at $199.99 with a two year contract. Sprint will start to accept pre-orders for the smartphone soon, if people purchase a $50 Sprint gift card. AT&T's version will go on sale just two days later on September 18, but pricing was not announced and T-Mobile will reveal more info about its Samsung S II phone in the coming weeks.

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You've used the 4.5" one now and actually liked it?

I'm a big guy and all and even I can't stand anything bigger than 4.3, even that's pushing it!

With that said however, i'm glad they are finally released here. It should bring down the pricing for the originals.

They waited too long to launch it in the USA. It was released in what, the spring of this year everywhere BUT the USA? Samsung has already announced a newer one, and the Nexus Prime will be out in a month or two. Plus, this being a 2.2/2.3 device, updates are probably non existent. I'll hold onto my 5" streak, and see what the prime looks like.

Wombatt said,
"Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch"
Sounds like Microsoft's marketing department have been involved on that one!

Good one, but seriously WHY does Microsoft have such awefully long stupid names. Do none of the members of their marketing team read commentators on tech products.

No mention of Verizon?? WTF..

Isn't this phone supposed to use the 4G LTE network. Why wouldn't Verizon be on the list? Seems odd there's every carrier but them on there.

Prion said,
No mention of Verizon?? WTF..

Isn't this phone supposed to use the 4G LTE network. Why wouldn't Verizon be on the list? Seems odd there's every carrier but them on there.

Thats because Verizon doesnt like to share toys with all the other boys and girls and did not want to sign up if they had to share. Verizon not being on the list is completely verizons own fault.

with windowsphone 7 not being mentioned and Nokia devices wont be showing up here until next year, I may have to pick this up and say bye to WP7.

September is meant to be the month of announcements for WP7... Even the Galexy version 7... *Which im hoping for *

Sooo much happening in such a small time frame...

Co-ords said,
Many will wait for the iPhone 5...

I'm waiting for an iPhone 5; however the only reason I prefer iPhone over Galaxy S2 is because all of most electronics are iPod/iPhone compatible and don't support USB (e.g. car, home stereo system, alarm clock, etc).

If the dock connector was an ISO standard and shared amongst other phone manufactures, I'd feel like I'd have more flexibility and choice.

kizzaaa said,

I'm waiting for an iPhone 5; however the only reason I prefer iPhone over Galaxy S2 is because all of most electronics are iPod/iPhone compatible and don't support USB (e.g. car, home stereo system, alarm clock, etc).

If the dock connector was an ISO standard and shared amongst other phone manufactures, I'd feel like I'd have more flexibility and choice.

I like to think of that connector as bluetooth. I use it every day in my car to play music from my Samsung Galaxy S2. It conveniently doubles as a handsfree set for phone calls.