Samsung Galaxy S II will be launched to the stratosphere on July 15th, just to prove a point

Samsung Galaxy S II will be launched to the stratosphere on July 15th, just to prove a point
Now we don't have to be told that the Samsung Galaxy S II is already at stratospheric levels as far as Android handsets go, but for those who are not aware, Samsung decided to literally send the gizmo 20 miles high on July 15th, just to prove a point.

The Samsung Galaxy S II will be tied to a space balloon and sent to the stratosphere as part of the promotional festivities for the handset in Japan, proving once again that Samsung is all-out marketing its finest example of cell phone making. Our own editor Basil Kronfli was literally hanging off a cliff while trying to unbox the dual-core goodness as part of an Extreme Unboxing event in the Snowdonia mountain range in Wales, so we know extreme marketing when we see it.

This, however, takes the Galaxy S II promotion to a whole new level, many miles above ground, and it will be broadcasted live on Ustream, plus it will be showing tweets and messages live. Google tried something similar with the Nexus S, excusing itself it was for scientific purposes instead of pure unaltered fun, so we might be having some pictures from the Galaxy S II, while floating 20 miles above ground next month as well.

via SamsungHub

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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 32GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(9.00h 3G talk time)



1. dahs unregistered

when i glanced at this and saw july 15th and galaxy S2 i got all excited thinking it was an ATT announcement or something for the US...=[

2. tmetaylor unregistered

I thought the same

8. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

me too. thought it was an official announcement of the attain, function, and within. God what awful names.

3. AndroidOS

Posts: 100; Member since: Jun 21, 2011

There better be some multitasking going on here. My upgrade is coming up and it's going to be the LG Thrill (HTC Holidy maybe) or the SGS 2.

9. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

get the thrill... it is nice... and didnt the iphone just do this... really samsung?

12. Bob unregistered

Oh god, here comes the copying from Apple thing. This is a promotional festivity that they do in Japan all the time

4. pandamaja unregistered

Ha, I love how space is getting this phone before the US.

5. Bob unregistered

Ha, and I love how other countries are just getting getting this as tests so it will be perfect when it comes to America. ;)

10. pandamaja unregistered

hey, maybe it'll LAND in the US!

11. Bob unregistered

It'll LAND here when it's been tested in the less important countries. Since it will obviously sell more here.

6. Synack unregistered

@pandamaja - Yeah that's kind of insulting.

7. r2212xx

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

This proves there are really aliens in the space and this is Samsung's strategy to advertise their device to them.. lol.

13. wishywash unregistered

f**k that give me the phone!

14. Watercycle unregistered

that thing, is just never going to make it to the US =( and maybe i read it wrong but that comment from bob sounded really ignorant/ass-hat-ish

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