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Japan snags a version of the Samsung Galaxy S II with that all too rare support for WiMAX

Japan snags a version of the Samsung Galaxy S II with that all too rare support for WiMAX
For some time now, Sprint customers have been getting comfy playing around with the Samsung Epic 4G Touch – the carrier’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S II. Although it shares a lot of commonalities with other carrier versions of the beloved smartphone, the one distinctive thing that’s unique to Sprint’s baby is the fact that it packs support for Sprint’s WiMAX network.

Throughout the globe, there’s no arguing there are plenty of GSM flavored versions of the smartphone floating around, but WiMAX connected ones are pretty much a rarity at this point. Interestingly enough, Japan is being graced with a WiMAX version of the handset – though, it actually shares more in common with the Galaxy S II HD LTE more than anything.

Specifically, the Samsung Galaxy S II WiMAX (ISW11SC) is going to be made available through KDDI au in Japan and features a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 4.7” Super AMOLED HD Display (1280 x 720), 8-megapixel auto-focus camera, 2-megapixel front-facing snapper, full 1080p HD video recording, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC  support, microSD card slot,  and 16GB of internal storage.

Should Sprint or any other current Samsung Galaxy S II customers be jealous? Well, we hope not considering that it’s still rocking out to the tune of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Nevertheless, it’s still deemed as a nice attraction for those KDDI customers looking to snatch something so awe-inspiring.

source: KDDI (translated) via Samsung Hub

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Galaxy S II
  • Display 4.3 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Dual
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2

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