AT&T to get its own Galaxy Nexus in the form of Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket HD

AT&T to get its own Galaxy Nexus in the form of Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket HD
If you thought AT&T will be left out of the Galaxy Nexus gravy train, you thought wrong. The carrier will be getting its own version, called the mouthful Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD, in LTE flavor, of course, and with the well-known 4.65" HD Super AMOLED display with 720x1280 pixels. 

This tasty info was tucked in the press release below, and a picture of the device was also quickly shown at AT&T's Developer Summit just recently.

The phone will be powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor of undisclosed kind, and the design is supposed to be razor-thin, yet sport removable battery. 

Availability of this one is cited to be "in the coming months", but we already can't wait. Does this mean that it will sport a new chipset, either Samsung's own, or of Qualcomm's next-gen breed? We don't know, but here's for hoping.

source: AT&T & Samsung

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Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front

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22 Comments

1. iankellogg

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

In no way is this a nexus device. I see nothing about it sporting ICS when it hits and no matter what it will have touchwiz along with a locked bootloader.

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

If it still has hardware buttons then it's not the Galaxy Nexus. It may have similar hardware, but it's not the Nexus.

18. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

i agree.. although personally i like the hardware buttons much more than the software ones.. but isnt this like almost the exact same as gII and skyrocket already on att..

3. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

No word about ICS and those capacitive buttons at bottom have left me thinking!

5. iankellogg

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

you can have hardware buttons in ICS.

6. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

yeah...i understand that...but it doesn't make much sense to me...top+4.65" display+bottom(with buttons)...how long this phone is going to be...long like a tv remote ;)

7. andygallo

Posts: 39; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

The bottom four capacitive buttons do not take up much space. On my friends Nexus, the bottom space where the capacitive buttons would be about the same as on my Galaxy S 2. So I imagine this would have the rough size/shape as the Nexus.

4. evolutionqy7

Posts: 38; Member since: May 27, 2011

Why do they make such long names...Will you either call it the galaxy 2 or the skyrocket. ..

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

aw lol! poor Skyrocket owners thinking they were better than Galaxy S II owners for waiting. xD

9. Netolic

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I even got the white one

17. Nathan

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

Same here! At least the only difference is an HD screen, if it comes out in white I will be super angry.

10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Ill wait till or if AT&T gets the Galaxy Nexus my upgrade is due at the end of Feb. Or until i see A HTC ICS lands on AT&T

11. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Wouldn't they just call it the Nexus? All the other carriers just call it the Nexus.

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it's not the Nexus. the only things they have in common is the display and LTE.

13. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

That is a mouthful. Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD. If I'm not mistaken, can't you just purchased the unlocked GSM Galaxy Nexus LTE model.? Would it work with AT&T's LTE or no.?

14. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I don't think the unlocked GSM Galaxy Nexus is LTE, which is what makes Verizon's version special, it's CDMA and LTE. I might be wrong though, haven't had a chance to check

15. Nathan

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I just got the Sckyrocket in white and now there is one with an HD screen, buyer's remorse. :P Now I know how the HTC Titan owners feel about the Titan S with its 16mp camera.

16. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

There are 2 main things that make this device different from the Galaxy Nexus; the fact that this doesn't have ICS, and the fact that this has Samsung's TouchWiz UI. Just because it's similar hardware wise to the Galaxy Nexus doesn't make it At&t's version of the Galaxy Nexus.

19. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Great FAKE...This far from the real Galaxy Nexus on Verizon. Others can fake all they want but the real deal resides on Verizon and nothing else comes close to comparing

22. TheTardisTraveller

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Um buddy, The Galaxy Nexus made by Samsung and so is the GS2 Skyrocket. Why would Samsung try to fake their own phone. I do agree that the Skyrocket is pointless though, even though the Skyrocket has better specs I'd rather have the original GS2.

20. Martine

Posts: 102; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

This writer is terrible. Next time do some research before jumping into rubbish conclusions. This phone is not a Nexus device. Fact! Samsung released two Galaxy SII variants late last year exclusive to South Korea in form of Galaxy SII LTE and Galaxy SII HD. AT&T got Galaxy SII LTE as the Galaxy SII Skyrocket LTE and will now get the Galaxy SII HD this year as Galaxy SII Skyrocket HD. Got it?

21. Elwhite1

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

My question is will it have ANDROID Ice Cream sandwich (4.0) like the Verizon Nexus. On the description page it has it using Android 2.3. Android 4.0 is kinda the whole point of getting the Nexus, without it, its just a minor upgrade to the GS2 Skyrocket.

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