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Leaked Samsung side slider for AT&T is not the Galaxy S II

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Leaked Samsung side slider for AT&T is not the Galaxy S II
Everyone recently became excited when it appeared that leaked photographs were showing a version of the Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T that was equipped with a side sliding QWERTY keyboard. The model number of that device was SGH-i927 which was rumored to be Sammy's internal code number for the Galaxy S II. Speculation that AT&T might release two versions of the summer's hottest smartphone reached a fever pitch when pictures were leaked showing the Samsung Attain, AT&T's version of the Samsung Galaxy S II. Since the latter does not offer a physical QWERTY keyboard, the explanation at the time was that the carrier would have both a Galaxy S II model equipped with a side sliding QWERTY, and also offer one that was the sleek, thin model that everyone is familiar with.

We can now put those rumors to rest. According to BGR, the SGH-i927 is not a version of the Samsung Galaxy S II. That doesn't mean that the Samsung unit with the physical QWERTY isn't a real model. It seems that AT&T customers are going to have both Samsung phones made available to them. We expect the Samsung Attain to launch next month and as we reported, the model has just made it through the FCC which adds to the hopes that a launch is near.

As for the Samsung side sliding Android handset, we don't know too much about the specs or when it might be launched. Also, the Kernel listed for the device on the photograph of the screen, 2.6.36.3, is a Honeycomb Kernel. Obviously there is a lot more mystery connected to this phone.

source: BGR

This is not a version of the Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T

This is not a version of the Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T

The Kernel shown on this Samsung side slider is actually a Honeycomb Kernel

The Kernel shown on this Samsung side slider is actually a Honeycomb Kernel



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posted on 29 Jul 2011, 16:51

1. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


hhmm not to excited about the qwerty keyboard...
why would this phone have honeycomb kernals?? interesting..

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 16:52 1

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


TERRIBLE FLAT KEYBOARD -___-

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 22:19 3

13. Allday28 (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)


Have you used it? thought so..

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 22:52 1

14. gregoryyy3 (Posts: 181; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)


hahaha Allday28 got you there!

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 16:59

3. droidlova (unregistered)


And whose fault is it that people begin believing this was the Galaxy-SII? Yes PA, if you report (even if you are getting it from another website) that a device has passed the FCC and its the Galaxy, people will get excited.....

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 17:00

4. freakonaleash (unregistered)


Dammit I want galaxy s2!! I wilk be getting the at&t verizon cuz I need gsm. I tried t-mobile and it sukz over here in La. So for me att is the way to go cuz I need my phone to work in mexico. I wud of have Verizon but it dnt work in half of mexico cuz Mexico is going gsm only. My friends droid charge dnt work in many places in mexico were my att Samsung captivate does even tho she updated her prl and activated international roaming on her droid charge she still gets no service in many small towns in mexico were my att Samsung captivate is roaming on telcel gsm and has full bars. But fuk my Samsung captivate is all messed up and I'm ready for an upgrade but I'm just waiting for the galaxy s2 on at&t!! Cmon at&t hurry up!!!! Lol

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 17:10

5. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)


get the droid 3 its a world phone the charge isnt

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 17:13 9

6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Thank god, now people can stop whining and complaining about this phone. Oh no what am I going to do with a super fast and snappy phone with a huge screen. OH NO it has a keyboard OH NO my life is ruined!!!

Seriously, there is a billion 4.3 inch touch only phones that all act and look alike and people whine about one that has a slide out keyboard.

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 22:16 1

12. megamrambo (Posts: 37; Member since: 19 Jul 2010)


I hear ya. Tired of all these groveling complaining fools here! It's is just a phone for crying out loud. If you don't like this one, shut up quacking about and choose another one. That is not the only phone in the world so.... lol

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 17:55

7. freakonaleash (unregistered)


@bobbytaba thankz but no thanks I will be sticking with at&t. Also the droid 3 doesn't have da awesum screen the gs2 so ill just wait for the gs2.

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 19:18

8. Dr.Phil (Posts: 932; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


LOL at everyone the previous day being all mad! I even commented about that too, that people were being so worked up when the title said "alleged."

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 20:04 1

9. Rob74 (Posts: 7; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)


That screen looks really big, let's just hope it has the same processor the gs2 has I'll buy it.

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 20:27 1

11. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Well even the Galaxy R or Z whatever it's called now is extremely fast and snappy and it's running a different processor. I have good faith that Samsung finally has gotten it right when it comes to snappy, lag free cell phones.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 07:42

17. Laurynas (unregistered)


Actually, most of (but not all) latest smartphones use the same CPU.
For example Samsung Galaxy S II (GT-I9100), LG Optimus x2, Motorola ATRIX and some other, use the same CPU. Also iPhone 5 will use the same CPU aswell.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 16:51

19. sowhat (unregistered)


That's flat out wrong. SGS2 and iPhone5 will have their own different processor than Atrix, Optimus 2X.

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 07:03

21. Laurynas (unregistered)


No, you are wrong, they use the same ARM Cortex-A9 CPU.

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 11:58

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


yeah, they're both ARM Cortex-A9 but there's still other factors that make the Nvidia Tegra II different from the Exynos and the A5 which are both made by Samsung.

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 13:49

25. Laurynas (unregistered)


I was talking not about SoCs, I was talking about CPUs and they are totally the same ARM Cortex-A9.

Talking about SoCs, yes Nvidia's Tegra 2, Samsung's Exynos 4210 (a.k.a. Orion) and Apple's A5 have different architectures. And yes, Apple's A5 SoC is designed by Apple and manufactured by Samsung.

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 14:37

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


well it doesn't mean anything, they're all still pretty different in terms of performance. i don't see your point.

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 16:59

27. Laurynas (unregistered)


I just want to say that Samsung Galaxy S II (GT-I9100), LG Optimus x2, Motorola ATRIX and some other, use the same CPU.
Nvidia's Tegra 2, Samsung's Exynos 4210 (a.k.a. Orion) and Apple's A5 SoCs have different architectures, but they all inside contains the same CPU and it is ARM Cortex-A9.

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 18:28

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


um okay, thanks? when it comes to creating a "lag-free" smartphone there's more to it then what kind of CPU the different processors use and you kind of proved yourself wrong with what you just said to sowhat when you told him he was wrong about the processors being different and you're still not making a valid point, you're just spouting out information that we know is hardly relevant.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 02:01

29. Laurynas (unregistered)


Now I don't see your point because I have said everything correct. And I didn't said that he is wrong, I just said that Samsung Galaxy S II (GT-I9100), LG Optimus x2, Motorola ATRIX and some other, use the same CPU. Also iPhone 5 will use the same CPU aswell.

So, what's the problem, did I have said something wrong?

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 02:27

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


yes you have but it doesn't discount what we're saying so we're kind of left wondering why you're trying to argue with us and you actually did tell him he was wrong, just look back if you can't remember it.

your information is correct but ours is too so don't say it isn't when it clearly is. that's all that's wrong here.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 04:40

31. Laurynas (unregistered)


Rob74:
"...let's just hope it has the same processor the gs2 has..."

RORYREVOLUTION:
"Well even the Galaxy R or Z whatever it's called now is extremely fast and snappy and it's running a different processor."

And it is wrong because Samsung Galaxy S II (GT-I9100) and Samsung Galaxy R (I9103) use totally the same CPU.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 11:03

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


yeah, they use the same CPU but you said it yourself, they have different architectures, the Tegra II and the Exynos are two different processors that behave in their own way.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 11:23

33. Laurynas (unregistered)


"...but you said it yourself, they have different architectures..."

SoCs have different architectures not CPUs!

"...Tegra II and the Exynos are two different processors..."

Tegra 2 and Exynos 4210 (a.k.a. Orion) are not the processors, it is SoCs (system-on-a-chip)!
In simple words it is "packages" or "boxes" which inside contains CPU, GPU and other components.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 11:48

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


you're making a fuss because you're talking about CPU and we're talking about the SoC and calling them processors like everybody does? you're a d**k. let me make this as dumb for you as you seem to be trying so hard to make us look. the Exynos processor performs better than the Tegra II. ARM Cortex-A9 or not.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 12:01

35. Laurynas (unregistered)


@Thump3rDX17

"...we're talking about the SoC and calling them processors..."

You are calling things not by their true names and then trying to argue about something. So, think twice who is a d**k!

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 20:09 2

10. sammy board (unregistered)


I AM ALL OVER WHATEVER THIS SLIDER IS. SCREW THE GALAXY 2, I WANT THIS COOL ASS SLIDER SAMMY. SKRAIT OUT!

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 23:40 1

15. doctor strange (unregistered)


It is almost August. AT&T has said that it will have 5 LTE markets opening this summer, and several more by the end of 2011. The end of 2011 is 5 months away, people! Am I the only person who would only consider this phone if it has LTE? Why would anyone who reads blogs about cellphones buy a high end HSPA+ phone on AT&T in August? I expect the average consumer to have no clue about why the Galaxy II is obsolete before it hits shelves, but you guys should know better. THIS phone, however, has a chance of being released later this year with side-loading, Ice Cream Sandwich (which would certainly explain the Honeycomb kernel), AND LTE, in which case I pity any living things between me and my nearest AT&T store on release day, as they will surely suffer...

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 02:01

16. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


looks even better than the original especially because ot the four sens keys and the keyboard looks fantastic

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 11:13 1

18. Sgs2 (unregistered)


Honeycomb kernels, shouldn't that mean android ice cream sandwich? After all, it's a honeycomb-like upgrade form our phones...I hope to god this runs ICS

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 23:35

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


look at all of that wasted space around the screen...this is going to be a big phone, it would've been bad for a Slab so this being a Slider presents some obvious issues. if AT&T & Samsung decided they wanted to experiment with Giant Sliders then fine but that's all the more reason that they should've been a little more efficient on the design front, now it could be for a reason, maybe Samsung has brought back the "Ticker" display or maybe ICS has gesture support similar to that on Palm's current line-up and the Blackberry Playbook but it still presents a size issue for a lot of people being that it's a Side Slider.

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 11:40

22. Laurynas (unregistered)


@Thump3rDX17

"look at all of that wasted space around the screen..."

If there is nothing on top, that doesn't mean that there is nothing in bottom (inside)...

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 12:06

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


i'm not sure what you're trying to tell me here so perhaps you can give me an example of what could be there other than what i already speculated about being there. it's the top half to a Slider there's not much you CAN put there but more screen.

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