AT&T's version of the Samsung Galaxy S II revealed on Samsung's Facebook page
While it won't make Verizon customers any happier, for some strange reason, the AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, the most eagerly awaited smartphone since, well, the Apple iPhone 3G, is pictured on Samsung Mobile's Singapore Facebook page. The AT&T Attain, with the carrier's branding clearly visible, is seen nestled into a desktop dock as if it were a common everyday sight. The pictures reveal both HDMI and 3.5mm audio jacks.
Not a word was said about the device on the site, and to be honest, it looks like the photographs were designed to show off the accessories to the phone. In fact, the caption for the picture doesn't even mention the AT&T Attain and merely says, "Samsung GALAXY S II Desktop Dock
ECR-D1A2BEGSTD RRP: $68".
Seeing is believing and it where there is smoke , there is fire. Two great sayings that apply in both the faulty Verizon email and this picture of the Attain. It would appear that the U.S. version of the Samsung Galaxy S II is very close to coming over Stateside. After all, there really is no way that AT&T or Samsung can claim that this is a misunderstanding.
For those of you thinking that the picture is that of the Samsung Infuse 4G, the power button is a bit different than the one on the 4.5 inch device which can be seen when you look at the second picture below
source: SamsungMobileSingaporeFacebook via AndroidandMe
Amid pictures of accessories for the Samsung Galaxy S II is the AT&T Attain, the carrier's version of the phone
1. zach44 (Posts: 22; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
This makes me think maybe the spokeswoman was right but maybe wasn't supose to say anything?
20. tedkord (Posts: 5283; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
No way. When has Verizon EVER gotten a multi-carrier phone before all the other carriers? You'll be lucky if the S II comes to Verizon less than 3 months after the other 3 major carriers get it.
2. TheBrizz (Posts: 18; Member since: 24 Sep 2010)
Give it to me with stock Android and maybe I'll be interested.
31. NeXoS (Posts: 278; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Samsung gave the CyanogenMod team SGS II's before the US public, so it won't be long after launch that CM7 will support this phone.
4. whatever24 (unregistered)
This looks like it could be the Infuse....
5. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Beware: Will run at&t's "4G"(HSPA+ 14)
35. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
and what is wrong with that? arent they supposed to have lte anywyays...
6. JordanCox (Posts: 21; Member since: 17 Apr 2011)
It will still be able to run on the LTE network when they get that up and running this summer. So will the Motorola Atrix and the HTC Inspire.
14. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
uh, noooo, they definitely will not. what makes you think that?
19. skymitch89 (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
When the Atrix came out they said that it would be LTE compatible with a few minor updates. I think that no one really paid much attention to that though because they were focusing on the dual-core processor and lapdock.
22. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)
the 4g phones have a radio function that will allow the phones to switch to 4g once its availible
27. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
the Atrix simply doesn't have the hardware to support LTE.
36. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
ya unless they do a send in thing... which i doubt they wud do...
9. applesucksonpens (unregistered)
Hey phone arena guys?! Sleeping on the job? That's the samsung infuse for sure.
11. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6740; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
DAMN DAMN DAMN. Why does everytime AT&T keeps getting the good phones. It makes my Atrix 4G phone like ancient
12. vipermuscle83 (unregistered)
This is the Samsung infuse and that dock is available at your local at&t store...galaxy s 2 has a push button for home. I say this as a galaxy s II owner and at&t employee.
13. ^noob (unregistered)
the gs2 has a push button on european models, but when it comes to att as the attain, it wont. just like the captivate and the original gs
39. BenCjamin (Posts: 80; Member since: 13 May 2011)
That's Dumb. i was looking forward to a physical home button... I'm still going to be getting it as soon as it comes out though.
41. reincarnate1 (unregistered)
they modified it just like the origianl galaxy s phone! thought you would of known that
15. osanilevich (Posts: 245; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)
I kind of liked the physical button for a change
25. ohmyg. (unregistered)
Looks like an average sammy phone now.:(
34. Arion (unregistered)
if it comes here loolking like the infuse im not buying a replica of the infuse
16. Dec0der (Posts: 9; Member since: 11 Jun 2011)
Well done Sammy! Glad to see you ditched the hardware home key, even though it probably has more to do with the Apple suit than my personal preferences. The departure from the classic 4 cap/touch buttons was my only gripe about the gs2. A lot of people complained about them ditching the search button on the euro release as well. Now it's just up to AT&T to announce the damn thing so I can mark my calender. Since they know this will instantly make the short lived Infuse 4G obsolete, my bet is they they hold off until another carrier announces it so they can clear their inventory before having to cut prices.
18. snowgator (Posts: 3294; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Not only the Galaxy 2, but the LG Thrill, and two dual-core HTC offerings later in the year (Holiday and Lead) will put the Infuse and the HTC Inspire down several notches. (But, at least those two offerings will still be better then the "tier 2" smartphones like the Crossover or LG's Phoenix or Thrive.) What a fun choice.
17. Dec0der (Posts: 9; Member since: 11 Jun 2011)
***eats his shoe***
I stand corrected. If you actually look at the other images on the fbook gallery you can clearly see the home button on the retail packaging for this dock. Damn you for raising my hopes of a seamless/buttonless interface. Guess I'll have to live w/o the search button.
23. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6740; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
AND YOU GUYS OUT THEIR bad mouthing AT&T and the new phones. It's their getting quit it! This is THEIR VERSION OF THE GALAXY S II. it's NOT THE INFUSE. GALAXY S II IS A WORLD PHONE. I have at&t and I'm for once also glad their getting more high end phones. SO STFU bout it.
24. rpmorgan26 (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Jun 2011)
This phone look like shit... the us alway find a way to f##k up a great phone...it look thicker then the uk galaxy s2
26. LyFe (unregistered)
Just wanted to point this out:
Look at picture #2, notice the side buttons on the stand.
Look at picture #1, notice the side buttons on the stand are now gone.
Or if you are viewing on Facebook, compare pics 3 to 4.
My hopes are that the GS2 is around the corner like everyone else waiting for this phone, but noticing that these pics might have been photo-shopped hurts me deeply...
28. Tone2727 (unregistered)
its amazing for a tech site ... how many dumb comments there are ... LTE on board - upgrade with a software update??? come on
29. skymitch89 (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
There is no way that this phone can be the At&t GS2 variant. It is soo the Infuse; the only difference in the power button that I can see between the power button on the phone pictured here and the Infuse is that the phone pictured here has the I/O power icon by the power button which I cannot see on the pics Phonearena has of the Infuse.
30. skymitch89 (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
Plus I just did a Google search for "Samsung Infuse dock" on the shopping part of Google, and found basically the same exact same dock used in the pics here.
32. ecml (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)
I own the samsung infuse and this is not the infuse. Main reason is because the infuse have a silver chrome on the sides of the phone and The camera doesnt stick out that far as it shows on the photo on this article and the power button is a little different on this phone than the infuse's.
33. Arion (unregistered)
Thats not the Galaxy 2 thats the infuse phone people need to stop playing, i know what the SGS2 looks like i've been moniting closely the SGS2 since Jan. thats a phoney infuse phone now im MAD
38. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)
The Phone in the cradle is NOT the Infuse. It resembles it strongly, but you can tell it's a different design. It makes sense that the SGS2 would look a little different on different carriers, that's what they did last year with the SGC1.
37. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
it's funny because when the Samsung Galaxy S II was announced i was wondering if the Infuse was going to hurt AT&T's chance of getting it and here everyone is, confused about which Samsung phone is in the cradle. xD
40. BenCjamin (Posts: 80; Member since: 13 May 2011)
these are two entirely different phones. One docking station has a volume control and the other doesn't and if you look at the I/O icon on each one is in front of the button the other is below the button!