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Is the Samsung Celox an LTE enabled version of the Galaxy S II?

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Is the Samsung Celox an LTE enabled version of the Galaxy S II?
Less than a week ago, we reported on a leaked roadmap for Samsung that the Korean based manufacturer later said was not totally correct. But within that roadmap might be some bits of useful information, such as the specs for the GT-I9210. It seems that the numbers match perfectly with some of the specs expected on a rumored model, the Samsung Celox. And if that name sounds familiar to you, it is because a week ago we had mentioned that the Celox appeares to be the LTE enabled version of the Samsung Galaxy S II. Unfortunately for those living Stateside, the 4G radio on the device is tuned to 800MHz which is a frequency used in Europe and not in the U.S. where Verizon uses 700MHz for its LTE service.

Is this the LTE enabled version of the Samsung Galaxy S II?

Is this the LTE enabled version of the Samsung Galaxy S II?

The GT-I9210 listed in the roadmap has a 4.5 inch WVGA screen, 4G connectivity and dual cameras in back and front with resolution respectively of 8MP and 2MP. Sure enough, the Samsung Celox has a 4.5 inch WVGA screen (match #1) and support for LTE (match #2). The rear-facing camera at 8MP and the front-facing shooter at 2MP produce matches 3 and 4. While no processor speed was mentioned on the roadmap, the Samsung Celox will allegedly come to market with a 1.5 dual-core processor.

Right now, it is all conjecture, but where there is smoke there is fire and Samsung might have one burning hot handset with the Samsung Celox. Until we get word that there will be a unit with a 4G radio that carries Verizon's frequencies, all U.S. cell phone fans can do is stare at the picture and hope that a version of the phone will make it to the States.

source: Naver (translated) via AndroidGuys

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posted on 15 Aug 2011, 23:27 1

1. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


LTE is one thing but is it CDMA as well? it's no use on Verizon even with LTE if it doesn't have CDMA.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 23:42

2. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


next thing they will have the Galaxy II bottle opener

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 23:51

3. Some Nobody seemed to think of (unregistered)


What if its Sprint LTE device for next year ,there iden network was using 800MHz

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 23:57

6. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


by next year the Galaxy S II will be yesterday's news.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 23:56

4. ozzy (unregistered)


The carrier that this device is GOING TO has CDMA and LTE... So its possible that this might be verizon's galaxy s2

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 00:04

9. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


does the carrier have CDMA? i don't know but i was skeptical because it's rare to hear about CDMA overseas...

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 19:04

12. nk_blu (unregistered)


South Korea was primarily CDMA ever since the late 90s. But they migrated to UMTS/HSPA/3G (under 2100 MHz) because they got tired of getting screwed over by Qualcomm's royalty fees. They still have their CDMA (2G) network in operation.

They might just configure the LTE radio to support Verizon's LTE network, who knows.

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 00:36

14. jinwons (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


South Korea has three major carriers and one of them are CDMA/EvDo based just like Verizon. Other two are UMTS/HSPA+ like AT&T though.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 23:57 3

5. iirundis05 (unregistered)


@ Thump3rDX17 yeah your right but this just gives hope to all (including me) Verizon customers who have wanted a LTE enabled Galaxy S II device. Some worried that it couldn't be done do to the LTE first gen. chips being to big for the very slim Galaxy S II devices. Lets just hope and cross our fingers for a CDMA/LTE 700 MHz version by September which is the rumored launched date.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 00:00

8. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


if it does it better have Exynos. i believe this thing has some Qualcomm processor. they may not be able to get Exynos & LTE to play nicely. if the Galaxy S II doesn't have Exynos it's going to disappoint a lot of people. i'd rather it be 3G w/ Exynos than 4G w/ Qualcomm.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 23:59

7. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Wow really phone arena??? i informed you about 6 hours ago from again yahoo mobile news and you give me naver from android guys? are you biased toward yahoo news?

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 00:25

10. Krishaun27 (unregistered)


I think I see what's happening. Samsung is is trying to lure the US buyers of the SGS2 variants in by offering a larger 4.5 in screen to overcome the fact that probably none of them will have the Exynos processor.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 00:33 1

11. cknight91 (unregistered)


I don't see how they can call this a Samsung GS II variant as this has none of the original specs...processor....screen size...nothing. As far as I'm concerned this is a new Samsung phone. Hope it's better than the GS2 though!

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 19:15

13. nk_blu (unregistered)


http://mobilesyrup.com/2011/08/05/say-hello-to-the-telus-samsung-galaxy-sii-hercules/

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