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

0. phoneArena posted on 26 Jul 2011, 09:02

That Samsung slider phone with high-end specs that was rumored for AT&T 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...

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posted on 26 Jul 2011, 09:05 1

1. vantenkiest (Posts: 313; Member since: 20 Apr 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

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 09:12 10

2. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

its a SGS2 so its awesome.. period. the keyboard some peeps will love, some wont.

but get the phone anyways.. its an sgs2. :)

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 09:14 6

3. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

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

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 09:17 4

4. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 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.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 11:53

47. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

and girth is important. ask the girls. lol

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 17:06

83. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 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.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 09:17 3

5. BadAssAbe (Posts: 465; Member since: 22 Apr 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.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 13:42 2

64. gregoryyy3 (unregistered)

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

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 22:25

99. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 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.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 09:20 3

6. Synack (Posts: 682; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

ahaha, AT&T got owned.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 09:26 3

7. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

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

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 09:33 2

8. phonequest (unregistered)

co-sign thumper

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 10:22 1

22. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

xD co-sign me for what?

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 11:22 1

39. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 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?

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 11:35 1

41. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

i guess it depends on what the carriers want.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 15:07

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+

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 09:34 5

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.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 09:35 3

10. xenover (Posts: 174; Member since: 27 May 2011)

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

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 20:20

89. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 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 =/...

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 09:37 3

11. sweetlou (unregistered)

what the f att, you really blew this one

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 09:40 3

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+.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 09:49 1

15. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 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.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 09:40 3

13. Ronanonymous (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

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

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 09:43 4

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-

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 09:51 1

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!!

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 09:52 1

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)

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 09:55 5

18. gaby1451 (Posts: 114; Member since: 30 Mar 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!

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 09:56

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.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 10:07

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 :)

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 10:35 1

26. sniperace (Posts: 95; Member since: 20 Aug 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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