Alleged AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II pictures leak, complete with a physical keyboard

Alleged AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II pictures leak, complete with a physical keyboard
That Samsung slider phone for AT&T with rumored high-end specs that appeared yesterday might turn out to be none other but the AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, bringing a plot twist in the form of a physical QWERTY keyboard.

Now we have some pictures in flesh and blood, and the SGH-I927 coding reveals that the device shown is indeed the almighty Samsung Galaxy S II. So, instead of Sprint, this year AT&T could have signed up for a keyboarded versions of Samsung's best and brightest Android handset.

The AT&T version is seemingly having Samsung's own Exynos dual-core chipset inside, as the pretty strong Quadrant score of 3056 reveals in the pictures below. Still, slapping a physical slide-out QWERTY on something deemed one of the thinnest smartphone out there, with its monster 4.3" Super AMOLED Plus display kind of defeats the purpose, but on the other hand it will probably fill a big gap in AT&T's Android portfolio.

How do you feel about that alleged keyboarded version of the Samsung Galaxy S II heading to AT&T?

source: BGR

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1. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

I feel for gaming its awesome.. that and i always feel better putting in a password on a physical keyboard. from the pics I really dont like the lay out.. so far my favorite keyboard has been on the LG Ally

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its a SGS2 so its awesome.. period. the keyboard some peeps will love, some wont. but get the phone anyways.. its an sgs2. :)

3. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Like the arrow keys setup. It should make using game emulators easier.

4. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

In the credit where credit is due department: Rory Revolution called this one in an earlier post. If you want to talk about getting it right.... a 4.3" qwerty keyboard. Wow. It will be a monster- in both girth and sales.

47. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

and girth is important. ask the girls. lol


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I did find it odd that both Verizon and AT&T had these Samsung Galaxy S slideout keyboard phones leaked basically at the same time. I'm not really too sure that the Verizon one that was leaked is in the same league as this beast. It looks like both Verizon and Sprint will get the "Epic 2. 4 inch display, singlecore. But Sprint has leaked what is most likely the SGS2 with no keyboard. So I expect the same for Verizon as well.

5. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Ever heard of the term "If its not broke, don't fix it" AT&T? Now we are gonna have to wait even longer to even get a good case and without the slim factor (which I was looking forward to) Its gonna be real bulking.

64. gregoryyy3 unregistered

have you heard of the term "infuse 4g" BadAssAbe?

99. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

no, we people who want a high end offering have never heard of the Infuse 4G. no offense to the Infuse but it's no Galaxy S II.

6. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

ahaha, AT&T got owned.

7. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i'll admit it looks good but whether or not this is an actual good thing remains to be seen.

8. phonequest unregistered

co-sign thumper

22. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

xD co-sign me for what?

39. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Well there goes what should have been the Epic 2 for Sprint. Now the Epic 2 is a watered down Galaxy S II or if you will a slightly better Galaxy S. I wonder if the Samsung Within (gosh what an ugly name) will have a keyboard or if it's only AT&T exclusive?

41. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i guess it depends on what the carriers want.

74. Timmay! unregistered

You sir are correct. Epic 2 should be a step up in all categories from the epic. If not it shouldn't be called EPIC 2. Sprint is gonna keep bi+

9. K1N9J unregistered

Americans are always changing ish. I think the keyboard is ok but not on this phone. the Original SGS2 looks way better.

10. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

haha, they always f**k it up for the US carriers somehow

89. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

its all a conspiracy to give us all here on PA something to talk about so they purposely change it from the original model for that reason & that reason only =/...

11. sweetlou unregistered

what the f att, you really blew this one

12. Doctor Strange unregistered

Why all the hate? Sure, it'll be a bit on the thick side, but one of the big selling points of Android was the opportunity for multiple form factors. Maybe most of you want a phone that is 85% identical to an iPhone in terms of design, function and usability, but some of us were psyched that Google got into this game because we like us some physical keyboards. For me the potential deal-breaker will be either the lack of LTE (which has to be coming soon...), and the question of whether or not it can be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich. I don't even live in one of the initial 5 LTE markets, but I know that if I am gonna be required to carry this thing for 20 months, I want it capable of using the whole network, not just HSPA+.

15. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Hey, I do not think it is a bad idea at all. I think it will fly off the AT&T stocked shelves. I think it would on any carrier.

13. Ronanonymous

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

If Verizon ruins the SGSII with a keyboard, then I'll be heading to Sprint.

14. epic unregistered

why samsung....why cant you get this version to india or any other part of asia!?!? I like my gs2 but the onscreen keyboard doesnt feel right compared to the real thing! -end of rant-

16. me unregistered

I was on the fence about switching from my Tilt 2 because I did not want to give up my keyboard. I am so glad to see that we finally will get a top of the line phone with a real keyboard at ATT!!

17. Kev unregistered

It's really unnerving that every forthcoming Android gets bigger and bigger-- this is why tablets exist. What's worse, the SGSII is the thinnest Android handset yet (minus the keyboard), but they had to throw such a large surface area in the mix. I've been looking forward to this phone since I first heard about it last year's end, and now I'm simply disappointed. Who cares how powerful it is when holding it in your pocket (clip-cases simply don't do it for me) feels like a shrunken tablet. I'm pro Android all the way, but this may be the push I've never looked forward to towards an iPhone.....................(Original Motorola Droid w/ Verizon, end of contract)

18. gaby1451

Posts: 119; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I'm a purist when it comes to original form factors and releases. I think AT&T should stick with the phone Koreans got, I really liked it! Besides, a QWERTY keyboard on 4.3 screen? Goodness, I got tiny hands people!

19. Beardie unregistered

WTF? Why are people complaining? There are plenty of other smartphones without keyboards. Having the keyboard is going to be great for bringing people in customers who don't like virtual keyboards. You're acting like it's criminal to give this phone a keyboard. Like now you have no other phones to choose from.

21. exo2u unregistered

i see where people are coming from.. a ridiculous wait time for this phone to finally come to the states and it not what they expected, ill be honest i was a little pissed too; but then i thought how that form factor will leave room for an LTE radio in verizons version, soo naturally im happy again :)

26. sniperace

Posts: 95; Member since: Aug 20, 2009

The problem is many people waited months and months for this phone. A super thin sexy GSII ...not a fat blotted monstosity.I have the epic 4g keyboard goes to waste and takes up space. So i understand why people are so upset I'm just glad that sprint said no to the keyboard this time and got it right. So I get to save money on my bill and get the phone I want sooooo baddd...I'm happy :-)

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