Samsung Within, the Galaxy S II for Sprint, gets greenlit by the FCC

Samsung Within, the Galaxy S II for Sprint, gets greenlit by the FCC
It seems that without much fanfare, like the joint announcement last year when the Samsung Galaxy S was ready for US carriers, its successor, the Galaxy S II, is slowly approaching US release too.

We had an analyst the other day muse over the possibility that Verizon's version will hit the market first, then we got the leaks about a keyboarded and standard version of the Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T, and now the Sprint version, codenamed Samsung Within, has seemingly passed the testing claws of the FCC.

The SPH-D710 code reveals a device that looks like the Infuse 4G on the back, and has WiMAX connectivity onboard. Moreover, a Galaxy S II page link appeared on the Samsung USA website, further proof that the carriers have finally worked it out with Samsung regarding the release of one of the best Android handsets out there on US soil.

source: FCC via Phandroid

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1. galaxxy unregistered

who hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo​ooo, Finally after a decade of wait

3. tim343 unregistered

Does this mean it will actually come to Sprint before Verizon, contrary to what an earlier phonearena post said?

6. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Who knows. But all three carriers should have them Within (pun intended) a few weeks of each other. Does it seem strange to anyone else that the keyboard version of the GS2 is going to AT&T, as opposed to Sprint where the Epic was such a hit?

4. Confussed unregistered

Just got the Nexus S 4G but have had my sights on the SGS2. Nexus still in the box and wondering how much longer the new phone will take to surface. I'm hearing that the latest update for the Nexus is breaking tethering although the Sprint memo says Wi-Fi hotspot (which sounds more like apples and oranges). I'm going to have to see what comes out today but I am hopeful tethering isn't broke. If the S2 comes out within my 30 days for $200 or below I will swap out.

5. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

nice...looks a lot better than the AT&T offering with the keyboard.

7. SB7785 unregistered

Note that Sprint and Samsung are co-sponsoring the Kansas Music Festival event, which begins August 5th. Possible announce date? Just a guess.

8. rican

Posts: 132; Member since: Jul 02, 2011

damn lineup is sick at sprint in the next quarter

9. Unplugged unregistered

I keep hearing from some poster(s) believing the Sprint Within will debut at the "Kansas Music Festival". Really, who outside Kansas is paying attention to the Kansas Music Festival? That's why they make announcements about new phones in New York, LA, San Francisco, maybe even Miami. But Kansas? The population of the entire state of Kansas is closer to 3 million. The population of just L.A. is closer to 9 million. Sprint might be located in Kansas, but how many times have they introduced a phone in that state?

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