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

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

Related phones

Galaxy S II LTE
  • Display 4.5" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1850 mAh(5.00h 3G talk time)
  • Display 8.9" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP / 2 MP front
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 6100 mAh



1. iphonesuckslol unregistered

Nice this mod to the phone is to ensure the win against the ifailphone 5. Ifailphone 5 along with all of its lemmings will be speaking to the galaxys breeze.

2. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

Its everything you could want from a phone! I would prefer a keyboard but with 4.5 inches of Super AMOLED Plus awsomeness, I won't miss a qwerty that much

3. sg2releasealready unregistered

Sweet however the question is this for the U.S. release as well or just overseas...

4. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

lol, to all those who said the S2 will not be getting LTE.... take that BIATCHES!!!! lol I feel like returning my current SGS2 and buying this..... meh, i'll buy it anyway :) oh and the nexus prime after that too. and yet, Sammy manages to fit an LTE chip in a slimmer handset than the iP4... I guess Apple doesn't know how to use LTE.... meh, it's expected, apple sucks anyways

15. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

who said this is thinner than the iPhone 4?

19. dinodxynez

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

all you need to do is Google it: Samsung 8.49mm thin and iCrap is 9.3mm - Did you think iCrap was thinner because Apple says its the thinnest phone on the market? You'd be surprised at how many other lies Apple has you believing!

22. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

yeah, that's a regular Galaxy S II guy. the LTE version is no doubt thicker. i don't take any company's word on anything. i actually do my research. don't ever mistake me for a sheep.

20. dinodxynez

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

that is for the not LTE model. As an anecdote Apple refused LTE this go around because the chipset was too big and it would have compromised its design. Until its confirmed one way or another you should assume its going to have SOME effect on its thickness. Notice how it didnt say "worlds thinnest phone now has LTE"? Well hopefully this is the verizon variant and everyone can go home happy with their SGS2 now.

5. exynosisBEST unregistered

is it exynos because dualcore s3 suckballs

6. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

I'll get both of these as soon as they come to the US.

7. FreeStanler unregistered

Will the S2 have one 1.5 GHz or a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor?

9. chocolatebear76

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 03, 2011 check the same spec on engadget,it says dual core 1.5GHz processor

8. rupst2

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

so an infuse with LTE. No LTE here for a couple years so I'm quite happy with my infuse. A phone 4.5 or bigger with 720p resolution will be the only thing to get me to switch.

10. dbexec unregistered

1.5Ghz dual-core

11. hmmmminteresting unregistered

Please COME To VERIZON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

its not Verizon has already announced it won't be getting the sgs2.

17. hmmminteresting unregistered

yea i know... just wishing :D.. i wonder what the samsung stratosphere is going to be like

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

it never said it wasnt. people read too much into it. when they were asked the question, the VZW rep redirected them to their current lineup.. nothing more.

25. Allday28

Posts: 343; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

You realize the heading said variants of the galaxy s2 right??

13. Andman314

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

just wait for the htc vigor. It looks like a really nice phone. I'm a big fan of htc.

14. Britneyj unregistered

I'm just wondering if this phone and this tablet ever made it to the US on either Verizons LTE network or at&ts upcoming LTE network will Verizon LTE and at&ts LTE network get speeds like those? 100 mbps and 50 mbps do they support those speeds?

16. JaCar unregistered

All the current LTE phones are capable of 100mbps down and 50mbps up. Those are Category 3 LTE devices, however, the Cell providers would need to have 40mhz of spectrum 2X20Mhz and not very many in the world have that. Swedish LTE providers do, and Clearwire in the U.S. does, but they don't even have LTE deployed. So 100/50mbps is just a marketing gimmick. To put it in the prospective, Verizon has 2X10Mhz deployed nationwide, AT&T and MetroPCS much less.

18. firebo14

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

100Mbps down: 12.5MB per second :] 50Mbps up: 6.25MB Wow, that is very fast. You can download a 1GB file in about 80 seconds.

21. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Too bad 1.5ghz means it won't be an Exynox processor and most likely a Ti something or other. If comparos on youtube hold water i'd rather have the exynox

26. fzerowing unregistered

I so hope to god that this rendition of the LTE SGS2 arrives on VZW. I been on the line between Bionic or SGS2 but if this is confirmed on VZW's lineup soon then I am willing to wait for a while longer and pic this awesome piece of hardware up.

28. TechAddict unregistered

why do you do this to me samsung?! You finally announce that you're bringing the GSII stateside and then you go and make an even better phone with LTE that we probably wont have until next year!!

29. TABLETS SUCK unregistered

Until tablets have quad/hex cores AND a beastly GPU(laptop style GPU, maybe a GTX 570 or somethin) tablets will are USELESS. People who buy them don't know how to spend their money. Seriously it's an oversized phone. Stop throwing your money away and put your(clearly) dumbass through school.

30. Aceron unregistered

Will the tablet version have phone capability? Currently verizon tablets do not act as phones.... dumb!

31. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

I was holding out for the GSII but now I see the HTC Holiday is a 4.5" qHD, 1.5Ghz dual-core w/1 gig of ram powerhouse also. The Holiday has the same exact specs as the GSII exept for the screen difference and I believe qHD is the best on the market. And the Holiday is supposed to be one of AT&T's first LTE phones. I think I may go with that instead exept I'll prolly have to wait till the HOLIDAYS ;)

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