Samsung Galaxy S II finally announced for US, due out mid-September

Samsung Galaxy S II finally announced for US, due out mid-September
The press releases came out just as the Samsung event was starting, so we knew some details before Samsung even announced it, but now we know most of the details. The Galaxy S II is officially coming to the US, and will launch on three of the four major carriers. Let's break it down. First, we'll take a look at the official specs that should be the same across carriers, then get into the carrier specific variations. 

The Samsung Galaxy S II will feature: 

  • Samsung Exynos™ 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 8MP, rear camera w/auto-focus and flash, capable of recording video in 1080p HD 
  • 2MP, front camera
  • Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread
  • Voice Talk by Vlingo™ for voice commands including: voice dial, text message, navigation, music, web browsing and search
  • Task Manager to view and close the applications and to check on memory usage via the Task Manager widget
  • Screenshot feature by pressing the power button and the home key simultaneously (something Apple will surely consider suing over)
  • Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface provides "superior multitasking and customization for an enhanced visual and intuitive smartphone experience"
  • HDMI out, Smart Adapter connects to any HDTV with video through the Media Hub at 480i (DVD quality)
  • Motion UX, 6-axis gyroscope, proximity, light, noise 
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Visual Voicemail
  • Enterprise functionality including hardware-based encryption, SSL VPN support and Microsoft Exchange Activesync integration
  • microSD card slot that supports up to a 32GB memory card
  • Bluetooth 3.0

The Sprint variant will be called the Epic 4G Touch, and will be available September 16th for $199. It will feature: 

  • 4.52" Super AMOLED Plus display
  • 3G/4G mobile hotspot
  • 1800 mAh battery
The AT&T variant will launch September 18th. No price has been given. It will feature:

  • 4.3" Super AMOLED Plus display
  • 4G - HSPA+
  • 1650 mAh battery

The T-Mobile variant doesn't have a launch date or price yet. It will feature:

  • 4.52" Super AMOLED display

We'll update with more info as it comes. Don't forget to keep checking for our hands-on from the event. 

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Galaxy S II AT&T
  • Display 4.3 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh
  • OS Android 2.3.6
Galaxy S II T-Mobile
  • Display 4.5 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S3
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1850 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2
Epic 4G Touch
  • Display 4.5 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Dual
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1800 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2

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