Samsung Galaxy S II gets an LTE version codenamed Celox, spotted in Korea

Samsung Galaxy S II gets an LTE version codenamed Celox, spotted in Korea
The Samsung Galaxy S II has been selling like hot cakes – 5 million units flew off the shelves in the first three months after its launch, but imagine what sales would have looked like if the S II featured 4G LTE connectivity. Well, the Samsung Celox might make this a reality, as the device was spotted in South Korea and looks like a bigger yet similar version of the S II stuffed with 4G LTE radios. The devil is in the details and digging deeper in those you'd find out that LTE on the Celox is only supported in the 800MHz range, which pin-points Europe with its 800MHz 4G network as the possible final destination. Sadly, in the US carriers like AT&T and Verizon only support (or will support) LTE in the 700MHz range, so this device probably won't land stateside.

The Celox surfaced in South Korea and its spec sheet lists a Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060 chip, a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen with WVGA resolution and 16 gigs of internal memory. On the software side, the Celox features Android Gingerbread, backed up by a 1750mAh battery, which is actually more than the 1650mAh on the S II.

The camera in the Celox seems to match the one of the S II with its 8 megapixels of resolution, while up front the phone sports a 2-megapixel shooter. Actually, design-wise the phone somewhat reminds us the Galaxy R, which had the same home button in its pre-release version. The Celox doesn't yet have a release date or a price tag, but it seems that the upcoming iPhone will get some serious competition over in the Old Continent.

source: IT Long (translated) via SammyHub


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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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8 Comments

1. xoatomxo

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 26, 2011

I like it

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

So does this mean the Samsung Galaxy S II for Verizon won't be LTE? I mean if Korea is just getting it now then a U.S. Samsung Galaxy S II LTE would be very premature right? I am not too sure about the Galaxy S II for Verizon!

4. dandirk

Posts: 187; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

Yeah I pretty much thought SGS2 wasn't getting LTE, but there was rumors and hope for the verizon version. I will be upgrading to LTE soon... So if SGS2 doesn't have LTE on verizon I will probably be going with the bionic.

5. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

it's doubtful and if it doesn't have Exynos the Bionic could take it on even with LTE.

3. Korean unregistered

Well.. I saw Korean newspaper couple days ago.. about Celox.. According to Samsung, They will have 2 version of higher end phone.. Galaxy S and Celox.. Galaxy S phone for regular higher end phone(?) Celox phone for For LTE version higher end phone...(?) with duo core 1.5 chipset... That is all I got from Korean Newspaper.. :(

6. Ivan6479

Posts: 250; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Geez how many more versions of this phone are going to be released else where prior to its release in the US? :( I am so ready to go with another device already. I am sick of this wait!!

7. pgsman unregistered

Lol speaking of which. I just saw the galaxy S II here in Mexico just today, And I've got to tell you, it's simply amazing. There is not a hint of lag while opening apps and even though I'm not a fan of Samsung's UI, everything looks stunning on its screen. I can understand your frustration, though. We usually get smartphones a month and a half on average after the U.S. I'm not really sure how come the Galaxy S2 is available pretty much everywhere else and not in America.

9. J unregistered

It's supposed to be here in July It's supposed to be here in August It's supposed to be here in Sept It's already everywhere in Europe for months. Samsung Galaxy S II If you wait to long, there will be another phone with better specs and I'll get that one. Tired of the games!

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