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Samsung Galaxy S II US release date set for August

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Samsung Galaxy S II US release date set for August
Land of the free and home of the brave, America is, but sadly that doesn't include Samsung's latest brave flagship, the Galaxy S II. We've been waiting for the dual-core 4.3-inch Android Gingerbread powerhouse for months, but now the end of the waiting is near as the phone should be available stateside “sometime in August,” Samsung's head of mobile business, Shin Jong-kyun, confirmed at the launch of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in South Korea.

We already know that Verizon, AT&T and Sprint are expected to get the phone under different monikers: the Samsung Function for Verizon, the Samsung Attain for AT&T and the Samsung Within for Sprint. Shin however did not give an exact date other than the vague August timeframe neither did he provide a price or any other details. 

The Galaxy S II in its various reincarnations is expected to directly rival the next-gen iPhone and no wonder – it's among the best Android handsets out there. Sales numbers are the first to confirm that as the phone has been available outside the States for months selling over 3 million in just 55 days. Our review of the Galaxy S II covers all the details of the dual-core phone, so feel free to check it out keeping your fingers crossed that the handset is indeed coming in August.

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posted on 20 Jul 2011, 08:20 8

1. JayLeBlanc (Posts: 33; Member since: 16 May 2011)


I hope it's not changed drastically from the international version

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 06:55

53. dj (unregistered)

we all hope its not changed drastically but lets be serious. from the ridiculous names to the keyboards and perhaps a 4.5 inch screen, these phones will be changed. that is the point of the delay...

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 08:25 3

2. jake (unregistered)

I hope samsung keep the same processor...and also I hope they make a white version.

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 18:38 1

49. GoldenCorral (unregistered)

Apple's head would explode if Samsung made a white verson of this thing.

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 08:25 5

3. Better late than never (unregistered)


posted on 20 Jul 2011, 08:30 8

4. se7en11 (Posts: 10; Member since: 05 Oct 2009)

See ya Droid Bionic!

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 08:31 2

5. alecgale (Posts: 55; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)

now i'm back to not sure either bionic or function and i really don't want to wait so i might just get the first one that comes out

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 09:27

13. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Most likely the Bionic, but after waiting this long- why not a couple more weeks to be sure you are happy for two years? Both the Bionic and the Function will be great devices- wait on them both and let the best dual-core monster win!! Would be curious to see which one you would pick!!

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 08:34 8

6. rocko0011 (Posts: 34; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

Apples s**ttin themselves I bet lmao....tried 2 ban the phone but its inevitable.

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 12:41 1

28. iosmaster (Posts: 115; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)

iphone5 my friend, will make this phone feel like a cheap piece of plastic

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 13:10 1

31. rocko0011 (Posts: 34; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

Plastic my friend is more durable than metal....and you'd better hope iphone5 is better because SGSII been out for a couple months now. Apples had plenty of time to add more features. Even if iphone5 beats this phone (which i doubt) SGS3 is soon to come my friend so no worries here :)

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 18:19

48. droideatsapples (unregistered)

...and the android phone that comes out a couple of weeks after the iphone5 will make the iphone5 feel like an overpriced brick.

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 08:51 4

7. kutz (unregistered)

Motorola better make some moves if they expect this Bionic to sell.

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 09:04 4

8. sotos73 (Posts: 18; Member since: 03 Jul 2011)

Finally samsung the best ever phone is landing America!!!!!

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 12:44

29. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

You mean the United States.. as is already available in Canada and Mexico as well as other countries...

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 13:25

33. Enaisbtsiajwguika (unregistered)

You mean north America? Last time I checked mexico wasn't America it was north America? And united states refers to ourselves as America we even have a song "God bless America" so he's right

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 10:32

57. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

well they have a song love is blind ...hmmmm and your point is??... you can believe a song or believe your fourth grade teacher?.. up to you

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 09:13 2

9. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

now.. about that Hercules!

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 07:00

55. dj (unregistered)

and i thought within was a terrible name for a phone... thanks us carriers!

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 09:16 1

10. Synack (Posts: 681; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

ARGHHH! Why did you have to wait so long! If you released it back in May then I could've used it longer to tide me over to the Nexus Prime! Grrrr.

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 09:17 1

11. Corpsemaker (Posts: 63; Member since: 10 Jul 2010)

I bet you Verizon won't get it till October like the Fascinate...

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 12:26

26. hmmm (unregistered)

Fascinate came out in September, didnt it?

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 09:18 2

12. asdasd (unregistered)

Fragmentation ! f**king troll on the 3 carrier, why take up another name? You are just confusing the consumer...

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 09:30 3

14. andro (unregistered)

android sales and rise to the top is about to go to a whole new level once this gets released,Apple will sue

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 09:55

15. pandamaja (unregistered)

iiiiii'll shut my mouth now

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 10:21

16. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)

Will the "Samsung Function" for Verizon have LTE?

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 10:39

17. pilottalk2 (Posts: 11; Member since: 24 Jan 2011)

yes yes it is

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 10:50

18. pandamaja (unregistered)

No word on LTE yet. Verizon just put out a number of non-LTE motorola phones. But Sammy already has an LTE capable device out. So, hopefully.

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 11:13 1

19. Alvicious (unregistered)

The Galaxy SII has become almost a mythical creature these days. I mean I have the EVO 3D good phone but thinking about getting the PHOTON 4G for internal memory and better media options. The Galaxy S2 being from Samsung worries me though because of the updates I still have an epic 4g with froyo.

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 11:21 2

20. WINNNING (unregistered)

This is the droid I was looking for...

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