Samsung to unveil the LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S II next week
It will come with similar design to its acclaimed original, but is touted to have the world’s first LTE/WCDMA/GSM radio combined commercially in a phone.
Other spec bumps include a 4.5" Super AMOLED Plus display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and the usual swath of NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 8MP camera with flash and a 1850mAh battery. This handset seems destined for AT&T at some point - LTE with a fallback on HSPA+ sounds pretty enticing.
Leaked news about it, though, codenamed as Samsung Celox, had its radio at 800MHz frequencies, not the 700MHz AT&T is occupying with its LTE, so it's probably going to Europe first, that's why it gets flaunted at IFA. We are most curious about what chipset Samsung is using here - Qualcomm is supplying the radios for Verizon's LTE handsets, and it does have a 1.5GHz dual-core chipset, but Samsung might have taken a different approach with its own Exynos silicon, like Motorola did with the DROID BIONIC and TI's OMAP chipset.
21. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Oh yeah, why not? They already copied everything else from Apple. Lol, why not just put a banana on the phone, it'll at least describe it's audience lol.
27. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)
You wish it was like the iphone it has an 8mp camera, 1.2ghz dual core, nice 4.3 inch screen, and lte. The iphone does not have one of these features.
31. att.arn.rno (Posts: 9; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Honestly, I would love this phone with a banana logo, just saying.
23. Forsaken77 (Posts: 547; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
What's with all the enormous screens??!!! We all don't want a tablet sized phone in our pockets. I have the Samsung Captivate (GS1) and it has a perfectly sized 4 inch screen. Maybe they had to increase the size of the overall phone because of all the extra hardware?
34. NeXoS (Posts: 278; Member since: 03 May 2011)
why make it heavier for no reason?
i'd prefer carbon fiber.
2. Azure01 (Posts: 126; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
So now not only did we not even receive the attain yet but we have to wait for this? **** samsung seriously all of this stuff gets frustrating after a while.
15. waaahhh (unregistered)
Samsung and verizon need to stop playing with my emotions :(
3. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
VZW will get the galaxy2. that official statement didnt say a single word about not getting it. VZW like most companies has a policy of pushing the current lineup while ignoring anything that isnt already out... until it is.
Besides, this is a gsm-lte phone, this isnt going to VZW. It would be sad if their version didnt have LTE though.
19. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
i dunno. Verizon has been making a strong push to put Global Roaming capabilities in their high-end devices lately. it MIGHT decide to get that Verizon Tattoo.
4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3981; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
I still think that Verizon needs to get the Samsung Galaxy S II. If the Galaxy S II does come out it needs to be LTE. A 3G Galaxy S II on Verizon will be a very big disappointment. Well it's better than not having it at all, as a previous article was hinting at! I hope Verizon does the right thing, because I would hate to be a Verizon customer looking at phones from Sprint & T-Mobile.
26. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
even without the Galaxy S II Verizon is so close to having an outstanding line-up. we're coming to the party a little late but the Bionic alone will be ahead of every phone on every other network in at least one aspect. not to mention there's still more LTE super phones behind that on the verge of release like the HTC Vigor and the LG Revolution 2 and Samsung has stated that a similarly spec'd phone to the Galaxy S II will come to Verizon. maybe Samsung is more pleased with the marketing job of Verizon's Droid Campaign and wants to continue in the Droid Charge's foot steps.
5. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)
Well that shoots a big hole in my theory that vzw isn't getting sgs2 due to lackof LTE
6. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)
Since it has a cdma radio wonder if u could buy it off unlocked and use it on vzw?
7. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Probably. But lte radio at 800's will give you no 4G on Verizon
10. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)
wtf... That kind of junk just pisses me off...
This carrier "customization" requirement costs us more money and limits our selection.
Just a way to lock us into a carrier, so they have less need to compete.
16. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I know... I wish this would become standard and save us the pain....
13. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
thats not CDMA, its WCDMA, its not the same thing. VZW doesnt use WCDMA, countries like japan and china do.
20. superguy (Posts: 271; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
That's WCDMA, not CDMA. The two are not compatible.
11. Cory (unregistered)
why does everyone always talk about at&t and sprint and vzw, why not us cellular who does the best nationwide coverage and soon getting 4g lte. i like that they say "all" carriers will get a gsII version but only mentions the typical 4 carriers and no love for us cell.
12. tshow84 (Posts: 65; Member since: 11 Jun 2009)
"us cellular does the best nationwide coverage"? what earth do you live on?
14. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
us cellular doesnt exist in half the country.. how is it the best coverage? lol. even metro is more widespread than that.
17. omarc26 (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I agree with remixfa us cellular doesnt exist in half of the country I live in los Angeles and I have no idea what us cellular is cuz we don't have it over here in fact I been up and down cali from san Diego to sacramento by car and some parts of Nevada and Arizona also by car because I have family that live in Nevada and arizona and they also told me they haven't heard of us cellular. O btw I have at&t an infuse and so far I had coverage EVERYWHERE I went to from san Diego to Sacramento and Arizona and vegas by car at&t never let me down in terms of coverage.
24. Forsaken77 (Posts: 547; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
I live in NY and we don't have it here either! So it must be a rural-america phone company that's in the heartland lol.
18. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
told you guys that Sammy plays with your emotion... and you guys thought i was crazy..well there you have it... now sit!!!
25. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
so the US wil be getting the LTE version fo the SGII in March 2012...
29. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
my spongebob crystal ball..lol.. just a hunch... actually