Samsung Galaxy S II officially confirmed: dual-core chipset, 4.3" Super AMOLED Plus
0. phoneArena 13 Feb 2011, 12:14 posted on
Ladies and gents, the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S II is finally official! The handset will come with a a dual-core 1GHz processor powering Gingerbread on a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus screen...
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1. willywill_evo (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)
anybody got a idea for what phone carrier this sexy thin smartphone will go....my guess is AT&T
4. pdub73 (Posts: 33; Member since: 25 Nov 2008)
Probably all the carriers like the Galaxy S 1
12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5724; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I would hope they would release to all carriers. Doing otherwise would be kind of like snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory. Samsung doesn't strike me as being stupid. If they have their production ramped up and are ready to sell immediately on release, they could have a real hit. Especially if the benchmarks are competitive.
10. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
yes its att since they are going to be the bomb running HSPA+ and LTE :) unlike verizon CDMA and LTE :( and i doubt sprint because wimax is going to be dropped for LTE :D(itsa guess with supporting evidence, not a fact so dont hate;])
26. idan (unregistered)
if the specs are to be believed quadband hsdpa should allow us north americans to sample unlocked versions right away together with europe and asia.
2. moofoodooloo (Posts: 137; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)
I'm crossing my fingers Sprint gets the rights to this.. we need this right now.
11. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5724; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Second. Especially on the heels of the joke of a release of the thingy with 2 screens....
28. dj (unregistered)
sprint will get this. but not without a bulky keyboard.
3. sergio1990 (unregistered)
I'm really disappointed about it :-( I hoped it would have Samsung's powerhouse: Orion or Exhynon or whatever it is called now. Still, Tegra 2 is quite powerful and phone looks quite slick. I think Motorola Atrix 4G is the real beast for know, but time and pricing will tell who is the best :-)
22. pleasereadthearticles (unregistered)
Obviously you didn't read. It said it IS going to have Samsung's dual core chip in it.....please read before commenting.
30. sam (unregistered)
Dude, let him be! the poor guy made that comment when in fact the article talked about tegra 2 (it was updated later to reflect exynos! (and i had the old page as one of the tab in my browser to confirm that!)
PhoneArena ought to leave an "update" or an "edited" note if they change any content!
5. Kakarotto (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
You will be happy because it has Exynos, not Tegra 2. ;)
17. sergio1990 (unregistered)
I hope you're right :-)
6. Makapiapia (Posts: 25; Member since: 06 Dec 2010)
Hope it's not made out of plastic. How big is the batt?
27. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5724; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I am wondering about the battery as well. Thin form factor doesn't exactly make for large battery capacity.
7. tiger4j (unregistered)
Yes, pretty sure they said quad core gpu. That would be mali 400 in exynos aka orion.
8. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
OH BABY!!! x] yeah samsung getting it together :)
9. pcman1911 (unregistered)
nope. not made of plastic this time. check out the backshots of this phone...
13. sergio1990 (unregistered)
I hope it is indeed Samsung's Exynos :-) It will make this phone go flying!!!
14. sam (unregistered)
Did you even READ the article?
16. sergio1990 (unregistered)
Yes, but it was some hours ago. Then this article stated it has Tegra 2 and after few hours it changed to it's current state.
24. sam (unregistered)
sergio, you were right!
besides, even now the article still says "Most likely Samsung's Exynos"
I guess I'll have my fingers crossed as well! ;)
Along with these sweet specs, I really wished however for a stock Android! No more delays from Sammy's end! Now that would be, like ppl say "Bitchin!"
15. lol (unregistered)
WoW o_o but still there is something wrong 4.3" and resulation of 480x800! I know it's superAMOLED but it's not enough for this big screen I hope there's no pixels like galaxy s1
18. tj2077 (unregistered)
sadly I fear verizon will avoid this to funnel people to their iphone
19. giantgnome (Posts: 67; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)
Why would Verizon need to funnel people to their iPhone? People who want an iphone will get an iphone anyways, people who want the S2 may now consider a different carrier if Verizon decides to pass on this.
20. Zach (unregistered)
Will it be 4g??
21. @?@?@?@?@?@?@ (unregistered)
HOOOOOOOLLLLYYYYY COOOOOWWW!!!!! man, i want this phone. VZW better get it or else. well, maybe not or else but i really really want this. Good job Samsung. i've got your 1st version, i will jump to get the 2nd!!!
23. Ananta (unregistered)
India launch this month I hope?
25. Eingild (unregistered)
Any word on Bada 2.0?
31. jacremes (unregistered)
Fyi the battery is 1650 mAh. Lets hope to God seidio makes an extended battery for this and it goes to verizon. All my phone dreams would come true! Then I could have the samsung suite wiith the 10.1 and my s2:)