Samsung Galaxy S II US release date set for August

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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Galaxy S II
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(9.00h 3G talk time)

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63 Comments

1. JayLeBlanc

Posts: 33; Member since: May 16, 2011

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

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...

2. jake unregistered

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

49. GoldenCorral unregistered

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

3. Better late than never unregistered

Final-FREAKIN-ly!!

4. se7en11

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 05, 2009

See ya Droid Bionic!

5. alecgale

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 29, 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

13. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 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!!

6. rocko0011

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

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

28. iosmaster

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

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

31. rocko0011

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 08, 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 :)

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.

7. kutz unregistered

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

8. sotos73

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 03, 2011

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

29. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

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

57. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

now.. about that Hercules!

55. dj unregistered

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

10. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

11. Corpsemaker

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 10, 2010

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

26. hmmm unregistered

Fascinate came out in September, didnt it?

12. asdasd unregistered

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

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

15. pandamaja unregistered

iiiiii'll shut my mouth now

16. codymws

Posts: 237; Member since: Jun 17, 2010

Will the "Samsung Function" for Verizon have LTE?

17. pilottalk2

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 24, 2011

yes yes it is

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.

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.

20. WINNNING unregistered

This is the droid I was looking for...

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