LTE version of Samsung Galaxy S II coming to Canada via Rogers

LTE version of Samsung Galaxy S II coming to Canada via Rogers
While currently there is no word that the LTE variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II is coming to the States, we do have official confirmation from Rogers that the handset is going to be available north of the border.  This piece of news was announced when the carrier passed along an update on its LTE network. On September 28th, Rogers will be adding LTE service to Canada's largest city, Toronto. The carrier was the first Canadian mobile operator to offer 4G service when it turned the power on in Ottawa on July 7th.

Rogers also announced its LTE product line for the fall and lo and behold, it includes the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE. Other devices in the LTE lineup include an unnamed HTC smartphone, a tablet from a leading manufacturer, the LTE Mobile Rocket hotspot (Sierra Wireless AirCard 754S) and the Rogers LTE stick (now available in Ottawa).

According to the carrier,  Rogers devices currently are capable of theoretical download speeds up to 75Mbps which will expand to 100Mbps later this year and up to 150Mbps as new devices become available. Rogers LTE customers in Ottawa, getting download speeds of 12Mbps to 25Mbps, are currently experiencing faster speeds than customers of other Canadian carriers.

Starting today, Rogers customers in Toronto and Ottawa can reserve the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE and the LTE Rocket mobile hot spot through Rogers web site. No pricing or availability date was listed

source: CNW via AndroidCentral

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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)

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23 Comments

1. jthiagesan

Posts: 104; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

what the heck???????? we didn't even get the 3G version of this in our hands. But canada is ready go get 4G. Not good sammy

2. Fabolous123 unregistered

Bell Canada has had this for a while now

3. watdahecksammyz unregistered

Ok very confused now. Sg2 that's coming to the states are not 4g? Meaning no wimax or hspa support or is wimax and hspa is totally different from 4g? Or better yet is lte different from 4g? Anyone care to clarify all this thanks in advanced!

7. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

No the US version are reportly 4G Epic Touch 4G and 3.5G(HSPA+) for T-Mo and AT&T. What hasn't been confirmed is a LTE version. VZW has already stated they will pass. The announcement is later today and maybe AT&T will get LTE Version.

9. watdahecksammyz unregistered

Thanks. 4g is good enough for me. From my understand lte is still not at its full potential so it doesn't matter if lte version comes here or not. In a year or two I would think about lte phone. Thanks again.

18. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Ok well hspa+ and lte are both 4g. However 4g can vary in speeds depending on the network. Lte advanced can run at 1 gig a second whereas hspa+ runs at 42 mb a second on tmobile. No one has lte advanced yet and lte isn't at it full potential either.

15. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

HSPA+ is like 3.9 3G :-)

19. iblackdroid

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

more like 3.5...

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

hey verizon people.... *SLAP IN THE FACE*. Yea, the canadians sent that to ya. lolz. Man if i was on VZW id be fuming right now. Love me some Tmobile. :) Have that hard choice between 42mb/s capable SGS2-hercules and the nexus prime without bloatware. :)

10. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Why we are getting the i5 and the droid prime. We also have lte which is beyond 4g (joke look at the pic on top)z. People on verizon are getting the bionic as well. Those are some killer devices right there.

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

tiz true. But so many of us have been waiting (im)patiently for the SGS2 and now one of the biggest US carriers isnt getting it supposedly. And the canadians get the LTE version first!?!? come on!! canada is an imitation country, like spam! its not real meat! lol. j/k I still think VZW will get the SGS2, but if they dont this is a real kicker for the VZW customers.

12. Allday28

Posts: 343; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

Dont forget the Vigor..

17. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Yes the Vigor too. That is if it fixes its battery problems lol. And to remixfa I know what you mean but there is still plenty of good options and one from samsung as well. The GS2 I think at least is a bit overrated.

20. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ill tell ya if its overrated or not after my first few weeks of use.. lol

22. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

With quad core around the corner its going to be overrated and outdated. lol. It should be plenty fast and everything but still lacks as far as software goes. As far as hardware goes its the best. However the only last for a day in the tech industry. Having the best hardware is a great way to get new customers but having the best software will keep them coming back. Its like a woman you date them for the good looks you marry them for the personality.

5. maritzahoney unregistered

I might get a lot of thumbs down for saying this but I have a feeling this LTE version of this phone will make to at&t and it sukz cuz att is only gonna take out LTE in a lil bit of places when compared to Verizons LTE, ATTS LTE is gonna be a joke when compared to Verizons LTE. BECAUSE THINK about it Rogers Canada gets all the same phones att gets here in da states u dnt believe me look it up rogers got the atrix, infuse, htc status, etc..the exact phones att gets.. so that's why I think att will be the first to get the LTE version of this phone not Verizon which sukz cuz I have Verizon and want this phone ...

23. toaster

Posts: 114; Member since: Sep 13, 2011

Actually, Rogers does not have the Atrix or the Status. The Atrix is a Bell exclusive and the Status is a Telus exclusive. We do have the Infuse and the Thrill though.

6. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

T-Mobile what a load of crappy, let's be honest most of you don't like galaxy s 2 is not better then the prime homie, sounds like a lot broke,stay at your parents house people are on here, the way some of you people talk, I bet you say Toyota is better then a bmw lol,get your money up, stop living off ebt,

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

sounds like Taco made another account.. lol. taco, get back to WoW in your moms basement. dont forget to clean up your hot pocket wrapper pile tonight!

13. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

... At this point. i dont care about the s2 anymore.....

14. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

bell sgs2 has been giving me lte speeds since august already :) and i have had the phone since june :)

21. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

post some pics with accurate time stamps and prove it. :)

24. toaster

Posts: 114; Member since: Sep 13, 2011

Seen that Toronto is seeing Rogers LTE speeds tomorrow, the countdown to this phone begins. One thing to note: it no longer looks like the picture given here, instead it was given the capacitive buttons instead. Keeping a keen eye out for any other specs including processor maker, etc, but since it's 1.5 GHz and LTE, I'm assuming it's the OMAP or the Snapdragon (D:) rather than the Exynos.

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