Alleged AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II pictures leak, complete with a physical keyboard
0. phoneArena 26 Jul 2011, 09:02 posted on
That Samsung slider phone with high-end specs that was rumored for AT&T might turn out to be none other but the AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, bringing a plot twist in the form of a physical QWERTY keyboard...
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43. dissapointed (unregistered)
should of got the infuse when it was released. keyboards are just not my thing. especially when the screen is already 4.3 inches which is perfect for using a software keyboard. i will reconsider if they say the width is less than 10.5 mm. boohoo!
44. snowgator (Posts: 3554; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
But on the bright side, if you hate it the Infuse price should drop. Right now, it is one of the most popular phones on AT&T. Priced nearly as a flagship. A couple less bucks might be nice.....
45. Cappy718 (unregistered)
I actually really would like a qwerty with this phone. I have the LG ally right now and love the keyboard on it, but that's the only thing I like about it. I do not like the droid 3s keyboard because it's not spring loaded. Unfortunately this says ATT...I have Verizon. We will see what Verizon comes out with. Either way, I will probably be getting this phone! :)
48. Jay Rai (unregistered)
I totally disappointed with the physical keyboard. I was waiting this device for at&t but if comes with physical keyboard i'll switch carrier. GS2 need to like original because it is famous of slimness. We don't need physical keyboard for world famous handset. I totally pissed with at&t if this will be GS2.
49. NeXoS (Posts: 287; Member since: 03 May 2011)
a 4.3" keyboard??? wow, it's gonna be like a dream typing on that! the company who should be scared the most is blackberry, their TINY keyboard will be crap compared to this!
51. rwolf1984 (Posts: 529; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)
Very disappointed if this is the Galaxy S II....I will either get the Korean Galaxy S II or the iPhone 5...I had the Epic for Sprint. The touch screens are too good to need a keyboard and you will never use it.
73. 5G (unregistered)
I agree on that....I had the original Droid,, and I rarely ever used the slideout keyboard...
People complaining about the lack of phones that have physical keyboards....make me laugh
53. therygy (Posts: 94; Member since: 24 May 2010)
The screen bugs me... They could've made it bigger or something it doesn't fill up the bottom of the phone
54. JayLeBlanc (Posts: 33; Member since: 16 May 2011)
If this truly is the Samsung Galaxy S II, and some some other new Samsung phone coming to AT&T (is the i91xx line reserved for the Galaxy series?), then it looks like I'll be switching to Verizon!
58. christianqwerty (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 May 2011)
To everyone who is complaining, shut up, you guys complain that's there's no s2, now there is, and you guys are still complaining!!!!! if you don't like the design, DON'T GET IT.
62. USUCK (unregistered)
They're whining because AT&T added a feature... it makes me laugh. So what if you don't use it? What does it detract from the phone that you loved? What's so important about thinness? God forbid you have an extra 1/2 inch on your phone... now how are you going to slip it under doorways?
60. sowhat (unregistered)
How do we know if this is the only GS2 Attain on AT&T really? There was leaked photo of all screen Attain about a month ago. Maybe they are launching both screen, keyboard version. If that's the case, I like it.
63. USUCK (unregistered)
Good point... that would be the ideal solution...
65. JayLeBlanc (Posts: 33; Member since: 16 May 2011)
Yea, these pictures don't jive with the pictures posted earlier:
66. _VipeR_ (Posts: 47; Member since: 30 May 2011)
THIS IS SOME BULL!!!! (In my Bernie Mac voice) Sprint is phasing out the Epic in October and AT&T gets the next Galaxy S with a Keyboard!?!?!?
What will I upgrade to now? I don't mind a touchscreen but I have to have a physical keyboard and them blackberry style qwerty's were made for female hands!
Second worst news of the day!
91. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
+1 for the Bernie Mac reference R.I.P.
67. JonAvalon (unregistered)
ah damn, had a feeling they would not do the center home button.
Although since it may have a keyboard.............how thick is it gonna be now?
69. burizon (unregistered)
Even though id rather have no keyboard, if this same design comes to verizon and is packing lte I will finally have a phone worth upgrading to. (Original Droid owner)
75. BeenSearchn (unregistered)
This is it. I've been waiting for a decent phone with physical keyboard for a little while. Thanks, Samsung.
76. bob (unregistered)
YES YES YES! I was so torn between the galaxy s2 without a keyboard (since it's so hard to type on event the best). Now that it's going to have a keyboad, on att, I'm sold! This couldn't be any better. Wow.
77. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 866; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
Finally a decent QWERTY phone. Tell me it has HDMI out and 16GB built in + microSD expansion and I'll consider it over an Xperia Pro or unlocked Droid 3 4G from Bell Canada.
79. jubei78 (unregistered)
really disappointed with the att version... i hate "phones with keyboard"!
i think its time for me to switch to verizon or sprint just to get the other galaxys2.
80. rupst2 (Posts: 7; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)
Non keyboard version leaked on androidcentral! AMEN!
81. fatalLOGIC (unregistered)
Two versions of GS2 for AT&T?
88. ChiquiKon (Posts: 58; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)
I can picture many AT&T suscribers feeling relieved :O)
82. RaycerFleming (unregistered)
I hate slide out keyboards. This kills the phone, the only thing that could save this phone is LTE. Ugh... guess I'm gonna get the AT&T version on the Droid Bionic.
84. Chriss (unregistered)
Ok good news. AT&T SGS2 will be offering 2 types of SGS2. A KEYBOARD nd A NON-KEYBOARD SGS2.
85. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3103; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
I don't understand why so many people dislike this. I mean how many large screen slide out keyboard phones are out there? The first was the Droid only at 3.7 and that remained until last year when the Epic came out. The Epic had the largest screen for a slide out keyboard at 4 inches. That remained the largest until just earlier this month with the Droid 3, also at 4 inches. You either had the Droid or the Epic when it came to "high end" phones with keyboards. Now, finally, we are getting 4.3 inch displays with keyboards. That sounds like the near perfect phone to me. It is still the SGS2 with its super amoled plus display, with its high end specs. It's just that it comes with a keyboard. The SGS2 is so thin that this phone just MIGHT be thinner than most of your touch screen only phones.
100. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
i agree if this is the only variant that's coming to AT&T but if there's a non-keyboard version coming too it doesn't really make any sense.
86. Brock Samson (unregistered)
For me one of the main advantages of the GS2 is that it's popularity ensures that there will be plenty of custom roms and customizations available... at least for the original.
How many people will bother with these carrier versions though?
Is Samsung or AT&T going to send a carrier modified version to the Cyanogen team? Would the team even have the interest, motivation or resources to bother with this? How about all the other mod communities out there and even if there is support, when and for how long?
The SG2 is already here and it's popular enough to hang around for a long time. The same cannot necessarily be said about these modified versions.
87. ChiquiKon (Posts: 58; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)
Well, while I personally love keyboards and I'm on the "Now Network", I'm sure that a couple of my friends on the "Think Possible" side that were thinking about changing their iPhones for an SII would be thinking it twice....they wouldn' t like to loose their "coolness" because of a keyboard that in the end will probably weight and feel just like an iPhone 4.
I wonder if AT&T had a customer focus group to make a decision like this. It seems like Verizon & Sprint customer wouldn' t mind a keyboard.... AT&T's feel like mourning.
90. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
if anything...i'm glad for At&t that lately they have been bringing some Android heat to the table. my personal favorite right now on their line up is the Infuse 4G. keep it coming. I don't see why in this day & age anyone doesn't want a smartphone (yes, including those senior citizens). I say burn all the feature phones...
92. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3103; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Again, I give kudos to Samsung for doing this. Let's break away from all the touch screen only 4.3 inch displays and give them qwerty keyboards. If dual core phones with 4.5+ inch displays are coming around, trust me 4.3 will seem on the smaller size.
103. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
let's break away from all the touch screen only 4.5" displays and give them QWERTY keyboards. if quad-core phones with 4.7"+ displays are coming around, trust me 4.5" will seem on the smaller size.
94. Irad (unregistered)
let's hope it's still thin...
95. nuadar (unregistered)
Finally :) love it completely..i always hated stupidly thin phones..they are so uncomfortable to hold..so this one looks very nice and i love HW keyboards :)
97. PHNerd (unregistered)
So excited I'm going to burst. As a keyboard fan, I have thought many times of jumping off the AT&T ship just to get an Epic or Droid 3, but now I can have better specs and stick with AT&T's mediocre service!
101. James11221 (unregistered)
what happened to the physical button instead of the soft keys?
102. kytrell (unregistered)
Some of you sound so childish crying about a keyboard AT&T has no high end slider phones this is meant to fill a segment they are lacking in no more no less, Many adults/business users prefer qwertys as well as touchcscreeen keyboards.inglo