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LTE variants of Samsung Galaxy S II and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 are announced by the manufacturer

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LTE variants of Samsung Galaxy S II and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 are announced by the manufacturer
What could be better than the Samsung Galaxy S II for Android lovin' power users? How about an LTE enabled variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II, pumping out data at 4G speed? The Korean based manufacturer has officially announced LTE variants of both the hottest Android phone of the summer-the Samsung Galaxy S II-and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablet. According to Samsung's president and the head of its mobile communications business, the LTE speed on both devices theoretically runs as high as 100Mbps down and 50Mbps up which is 5 times faster than HSPA+ speeds. Shin says that a 4 minute long MP3 track can be downloaded in .3 seconds and a feature length film in 2 minutes.

The LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S II has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor under the hood with a 4.5 inch Super AMOLED+ display for your viewing pleasure. Android 2.3 is installed and an 8MP camera on back will  capture HD video. Eight devices can connect with the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE via Wi-Fi, allowing for quick syncing of data between other devices.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE offers an 8.9 inch screen (natch!) with an 8.6mm thin design. That works out to being .2mm thinner than the Apple iPad 2. At 455g, this is one of the lightest "full-sized" tablets in the market and will have a dual-core 1.5GHz processor making sure that everything is done quickly. Back and front-facing shooters come in at 3MP and 2MP respectively and video is captured by the rear camera at 720p.

Hopefully we will get pricing information and availability dates from Samsung this coming week. And did we see a glimmer of hope from the Verizon faithful in regard to the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE?

source: Samsung (translated) via Engadget

Front and back of the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE (R)
Front and back of the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE (R)
Front and back of the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE (R)

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