Samsung Galaxy S II launched in Korea, 120 countries to follow
Sammy is also backing the handset up with a major marketing push, including taking our own poor editor Basil Kronfli for extreme unboxing to the misty highlands of North Wales's Snowdonia mountains. Also, a few creative commercials are already warming up the crowds for the amazing possibilities of the handset, which you can see demoed in our preview of the Samsung Galaxy S II.
The burning question is, of course, when will the Samsung Galaxy S II trickle down to the US? UK retailers are listing the first batches to arrive on Monday, with May 3rd the first dispatch date, so if you are dying to have it, nothing stops you to pay $700 retail plus shipping to the US.
The Samsung Galaxy S II, however, already cleared the FCC with AT&T frequencies more than a month ago, so we should expect to see it on US soil very soon. Mum's the word about Verizon or the other carriers, but considering the simultaneous launch event on all four carriers for the first edition last year, Sammy could very well pull off the same stunt.
Given what we wrote yesterday about an upgrade, dubbed Samsung Galaxy S3, which could be coming in late fall, we'd wager to say that Sammy will want to give the Galaxy S II a chance for at least 6-7 months of sales, before it introduces the next version, so the sooner it lets the dog out in America, the better.
3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3450; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
A dummy phone? It's a prototype if that's what you mean? Anyways....
Wow this is going to be a killer phone. This year the 3 best phones will be the HTC Evo 3D, HTC Sensation & the Samsung Galaxy S II. Apple has a lot of work to do. They are falling behind big time. HTC & Samsung are in full swing with the follow-ups to these phones now, while Apple has still not given a release date for their iPhone 5. Now I see why Apple is taking HTC & Samsung to court, they want to stall so they can have some time to compete with them. lol It looks like a long year for Apple!
6. vishu9 (Posts: 247; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)
i agree to the most part here abt the 3 best phones...but Sammy is also gonna be releasing the Galaxy S3 this fall alongside iPhone 5 [5 times crappy for sure :)] So i guess the race is still far from the finish line...i'm saving all my money for that one to move away from the current Nokia N8...I just hope they include a killer camera in it too!
7. E.J.Su (Posts: 25; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Unfortunately and sadly, Apple could just put out an average phone and will outsell any of these powerhouse.
9. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
id put the best 3 phones (spec wise) as the SGS2, the SGS3, and the LG 3D. The LG has monster specs that easily best the sensation and pretty much anything else. Its the only thing that will keep up with the SGS2 of the current launch phones.
I was completely sold on the SGS2, but now knowing that #3 is right behind it for christmas with even more super duper mega specs.. i might hold off.. im not sure now.. lol.
or maybe ill get both.
11. jasfajardo (unregistered)
You are the dummy!! time change and so the weather...
4. burhan (unregistered)
i m waiting this superb phone for last 3 months .
but , it was better when samsung used some metal for body and better resolution for display like 960 X 580 .Apart from this in my opinion sgs 2 will be number one phone and hit the markets all over the world
8. ron88 (unregistered)
i dont understand why sammy is not increasing its resolution??
10. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2844; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
ron if you have seen the comparison with the super amoled plus vs the iphones and normal lcd. the super amoled plus actually shows text almost, if not as good as the iphones despite not having such high resolution.
12. mtravisf (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 May 2011)
OMG! Samsung... NO 4G? what? why spend money on this phone when every great phone in the next six months, including an upgrade to this one ... will have 4G... i just can not believe Samsung was this stupid... I mean ... unbelievable... AND, for some reason... no one is talking about it... The emperor has no clothes!
13. CZ (unregistered)
It is 4g you tardface.