Samsung Galaxy S II supposed carrier-specific names leak out

Samsung Galaxy S II supposed carrier-specific names leak out
Ah, the Samsung Galaxy S II... We know that this great smartphone has been on top of Mount Everest, we know that it has the power to score more than 4000 points on Quadrant, and now we even have a reason to believe that we know how it will be called when it finally lands in the US. We are sure that many of you will be interested in the Samsung Galaxy S II once it launches nationwide, so here is what you may find it listed as.

The hint emerged from the website of the online retailer Wireless Xcessories Group (yes, they sell smartphone accessories). According to the information posted under a listing for a silicon back cover for the Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung's flagship will be known as the Attain on AT&T, the Function on Verizon, and the Within on Sprint. Those of you who are having a deja vu after reading this, do not be surprised. Its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S, arrived in the US bearing four different names for the nation's four biggest carriers. However, note that this time there is no word of T-Mobile anywhere in sight meaning that Big Magenta might not be getting the Galaxy S II after all. Or could the T-Mobile version of the smartphone be getting a facelift that might make the accessory not fit properly?

Sure enough, we will probably find out what the case is pretty soon. Until then, feel free to check out our review of the Samsung Galaxy S II and see if this won't become your next favorite smartphone.

source: Wireless Xcessories Group via Android Community

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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)
Epic 4G Touch
  • Display 4.5" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1800 mAh(8.70h talk time)

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32 Comments

1. Johnny87 unregistered

No!!!! It has to come to tmobile!!! No!!!!

2. scruffle unregistered

I totally agree with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

T-mobile May become part of AT&T so they may restrict some smartphones to make any merger easier.... just saying

6. Socalvenom unregistered

yup that's why I did question the thought of "Why" if At&t might merge with T-mobile

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the phone reportedly has both ATT and Tmo 3g/4g signals in it anyways. I highly doubt its not comming to TMobile. My guess is that the other carriers wanted a highly modified version like last time and Tmo's will be more like OEM last time, but with a similar button layout to the vibrant.

28. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

actually T mobile seems to use a different system for their 3G+ I've tried getting one mytouch 4G to work on a company with GSM band 900MHz and I only get edge witch means other quad band phones wont get 3G on T-mobile's network unless fixed to work there (see iPhone 4) and yeah it could mean T-mobile plans con simply calling it Galaxy SII

24. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

you guys are getting the sensation so..

4. scruffle unregistered

Then why is the htc sensation coming only to T-moblie??

5. nacixem

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

if this is true, i'm gonna hold out on the INFUSE and get the ATTAIN...man to have dual core and 2.3 would be amazin. wooh, cant wait.

7. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

I guarantee you those names are code names and will not stick. Attain function and within are the most boring names I've ever heard- you really think samsung would do that?

13. Tree unregistered

Check the US Patent and Trade Office. Trademark was filed on 3/17 for the Samsung Function and Samsung Galaxy Function.

8. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

Those are terrible names, you these idiots actually have marketing degrees? ATTain on AT&T, ha ha, I'm sure they thought they hit a home-run in that lame marketing proposal. Sometimes MBAs are worthless.

9. bigboy029

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 03, 2011

Wow, just looked up the review and this phone sounds awesome!! I would definitely consider this. Does anybody have a rough estimate to the release date? I'm looking at both the Droid 3 and this, and I'll probably end up getting whatever releases first.

15. ATTCallCenter unregistered

That's where my choices lie now as well. I have the Incredible now, great phone, some problems with freezing a little though. Just have to lock and unlock, no biggie. But these new phones are monsters compared to the Incredible. I'd go with the 3 if it is LTE

10. Debbie unregistered

The question is now for us on Sprint....will Sprint make the "Within" a keyboard model or stay with the current model.

14. spectre1006

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

S2 blows droid3 out of the water tbqh. Faster processor and lye and better screen. Just no keyboard. If u need a keyboard, Droid 3 is ur choice.

32. bobby2680 unregistered

cannot incredible to s2. not fair. instead compare s2 with the sensation. my personal choice id go for s2 but some sites says sensation has better GPU. but id still choose s2 :)

11. xenover unregistered

"4000 points on Quadrant" yeah, oc-d to 1.5 ghz LG O2X did better @ 1.4 ghz - about 4200

33. CoolPhone unregistered

Yes but quadrant scores are not optimized for Exynos dual core CPU units yet because its newer than the tegra 2 so im betting it will get better scores if the programs recognize the new (dual? powerVR gpu.) After all an overclocked 1.5 captivate with single core Hummingbird can pull of a 2000 and it has only (one?) PowerVR gpu. Also remember OS has some affect too and touchwiz has never been really fast stock. : (

16. YoseYO

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

I wonder if Verizon will pull what they did on the fascinate and put Bing on it, that would be highly upsetting (well for me anyways)

31. Tottenham

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

Disappointing, yes. But as long as I don't have to subscribe to VZ Navigator for turn by turn directions I could probably live with it for such a badass device.

18. Carlos unregistered

T-mobile is probably not getting one, because it might become part of ATT, so they will both probabaly share the Attain. I have a feeling this merger is going to go through, (ATT put 6 billion dollars on the line, they wouldnt do that unless they know it was going to go through :(, and now T-mobile is not getting this phone.

19. JayLeBlanc

Posts: 33; Member since: May 16, 2011

All versions of the Galaxy S II currently out in Europe are GSM phones, right? How much work in is involved in making a CDMA version for Verizon/Sprint in the US? Also you won't be able to talk and use data at the same time on Verizon/Sprint right? Only AT&T?

20. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Samsung did a very selfish stupid mistake. I hope the merge fails, and samsung has to make a better exclusive SGS2 for T-Mo.

21. Confused unregistered

I fail to see how this is even valid. T-Mo operates on technologies in the core device. All they have to do is re-brand the shell and shelf it.

22. zach44

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I really hope this gets LTE

27. KingK unregistered

Zero chance it gets LTE. Zero

29. bri123 unregistered

why not?? it would be foolish for verizon to have the only one of the three that is not 4g. since sprint and at&t will have it. i am hoping that it is 4g/lte for verizon or they will be shooting themselves in the foot on this one. and not having it will sway me from getting one,lte..first day buy!

23. fairly_mismatched unregistered

I've never had a Samsung phone; they don't come with locked bootloaders like Moto's do they? I'm interested in the "Function" whenever it drops on VZW but I refuse to use that childish looking Touch Wiz UI.

25. america123jeff

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 14, 2011

well if you dont want the UI then dont get the phone. as simple as that

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