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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, 10:43

27. exo2u (unregistered)

Huh, Sooo glad we've been on the same page the whole time. LOL and just because they've allegedly confirmed a keyboard on this phone doesn't mean they wont for sprint or any other carrier here

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 13:22

59. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1639; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

Lolwhyumadtho? First of all, everyone on here keeps complaining about how bulky and thick the phone is going to be. Uh, first of all, there is NO SIDE PICTURES OF THE PHONE. For example, the Droid 2 and Droid X are a good way to show what the real difference is of a physical keyboard being added. Guess what? The Droid X is .39 inches thick while the Droid 2 is .54 that is literally .15 of an inch. Honestly, you people who complain about it being a big bulge in your pocket are obviously just mad because it turns out to be a bigger bulge than the one in your crotch area. Those of us who don't have that problem, are fine with the extra bulge.

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 18:04

98. celhalcyon (unregistered)

Exactly...if a phone doesn't have a keyboard, you have hundreds of comments stating "I'd buy it if it had a physical keyboard."

Now that it does, you have the opposite.

It's the FFC effect; people don't even know what the hell they want, but it sure as hell isn't what any given phone has.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 10:01

20. rupst2 (Posts: 7; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)

This completely ruins my phone update plans. :( Keyboard is so Crackberry which = FAIL!

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 10:22 1

23. OsirisRa (Posts: 46; Member since: 17 Dec 2010)

Nicely done on ATT's part. Finally a phone that can truly replace my Nokia N900.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 10:25 1

24. super_evil_alien (unregistered)

Majority of people seems to dislike physical keyboard with SGS II?
I prefer phone with physical keyboard.Much more faster at typing at desktop sites & also messaging.
I'm not a big fan of Android but I'm willing to buy this phone to replace my aging Nokia N900.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 12:54

55. URC (unregistered)

Physical keyboards are only faster for typing for old people and those with no coordination. Especially on a big screen. And that's without counting swype.

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 08:36

96. Versed (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

To be honest, the KB would be OK by me, I have an SGS II and love it. I also think if this was announced for T-Mobile or Sprint, people would be loving the fact it has a KB.

Also from what I've read elsewhere, AT&T maybe carrying both KB and non-KB version of this phone.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 10:32 1

25. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 122; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)

wow samsung please ship some over to europe,i personally don't care if it's poor keyboard or not which i still think it's a great keyboard,i love my physical oldskool typing,please samsungggggggggggggggggggg! some to europe,we're loveing it here,damn!

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 10:46

28. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1639; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

This phone looks great, but for some reason when I look at the pictures the screen looks somewhat small. It just for some reason doesn't look like a 4.3 inch screen or even 4 inch screen for some reason. I don't know that's just my opinion, but I mean why didn't they extend the screen down to the capacitive buttons? Either way, this looks like an awesome phone that I cannot wait to be released, hopefully soon.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 10:46

29. alex safaei (unregistered)

I have been looking at this phone and pictures before and I have two concerns, that makes me think this is either another phone in the galaxy lineup but not the galaxy s 2. first the front facing camera is on the oppesite side in everyother picture out there. Also the samsung galaxy s 2 has a phyiscal button on the bottem center. Let me know what you guys think.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 11:22

38. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1639; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

BGR in their article said the bottom capacitive keys were at the request of AT&T. Also, the front facing camera is most likely on the opposite side because of the keyboard. If you look up phones with slide out keyboards and front facing cameras, nearly everyone is on that side. But, you could still be right because I can't see that screen being 4.3 inches.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 10:51

30. attcallcenter (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)

boo this phone. i didnt wait this long for this phone to have some freaking slide out keyboard.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 13:37

61. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)

dammitt! if this phone gets a keyboard im not getting it :(

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 10:53

31. ritze (unregistered)

as long as it comes with their own processor(exynos dual core chipset). I heard one of the version of the SGS II came with Tegra or TI dual core processor. Hope big sam look at the SGS II's winning combination & stick with the ingredients.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 10:55

32. wallythezebra (unregistered)

Maybe they will release the original sgs2 and the version with the keyboard to service the needs of everyone

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 11:06

33. WEBS (unregistered)

Wow, android fanboys just need to complain about everything, this phone is awesome! A galaxy S 2 with a keyboard! I still don't understand how a person likes a onscreen keyboard rather then a real one.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 12:56

56. URC (unregistered)

Uh, it's faster, smaller, and looks better. What's not to understand?

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 14:51

70. 5G (unregistered)

I second that....100% touch phone > one /w physical qwerty keyboard

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 22:55

93. 1 (unregistered)

sounds like something steve jobs would say...

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 11:07 1

34. bucky (Posts: 3134; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

the phone is thin enough to add a thin keyboard on it without ruining it. However, getting used to swype doesnt make me want a keyboard anymore anyways. I have had this phone for 2 months already and its absolutely brilliant just the way it is.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 11:12 2

35. Dec0der (Posts: 9; Member since: 11 Jun 2011)

I've been off contract for months waiting for the SGS2 to appear on AT&t. As a h8r of physical keyboards, I'll be switching to whatever carrier gets the original i9100 or whatever looks closest to it. AT&T, once again taking something perfect and fuging to the point of unwantedness. I'll wait a few weeks to see what cr@pple's new mythical unicorn looks like, then I'll be switching carriers to whoever has the most original looking SGS2. Sammy has truely become the US carriers b1tch.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 11:15 1

36. Floydian (unregistered)

Loved the original specs, don't want the keyboard at all. This is a deal-breaker for me.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 11:19 1

37. URC (unregistered)


posted on 26 Jul 2011, 11:50 1

46. bucky (Posts: 3134; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

You need a life

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 12:39 1

52. lollollol (unregistered)

more like AT&T's fault then samsnungs its what they requested...
and agree you need to chill out. go outside ...... LMAO

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 13:09

57. URC (unregistered)


posted on 26 Jul 2011, 14:54

71. 5G (unregistered)

Good thing I was never considering this phone in the first place....,.....

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 11:32 1

40. bigmikey23 (Posts: 10; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)

I can't believe my eyes.I waited patiently for this ultra thin beautiful phone and they turn it into a ugly piece of crap.They take out the home button which I really thought was great and give it a keyboard when you can already type easily on it massive display.This is a complete deal breaker for me.Now I have to get the Icrap 5.ATT Blows!

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 14:55

72. 5G (unregistered)

You don't necessarily have to get that....that is, if you're willing to wait until around the holiday time this year. Wait for like the Holiday or Prime instead...
But even then, I'm a bit worried about at&t being lazy with releasing "real" phones....

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