T-Mobile officially announces the release date for the HTC Amaze 4G and Samsung Galaxy S II

T-Mobile officially announces the release date for the HTC Amaze 4G and Samsung Galaxy S II
And just like that folks, T-Mobile decided to do a one-two punch today in officially announcing the release dates of its twin towers that are scheduled to come in October – the HTC Amaze 4G and Samsung Galaxy S II.

In fact, the lid was taken off completely today at GigaOM Mobilize 2011 where T-Mobile USA Chief Marketing Officer, Cole Brodman, outlined and unveiled the details regarding the two powerhouse Android smartphones. Well, now we can expect to see both handsets coming to market starting on October 12th nationwide at select dealers nationwide – with exclusive pre-sales happening through T-Mobile’s web site starting on October 10th.

With the HTC Amaze 4G, its category of expertise appears to be focused in the photo and video taking side as it seemingly encompasses the camera-centric offerings we’ve seen already with the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide. For starters, it features a backside illuminated 8-megapixel shooter with dual-LED flash in the rear, which is touted as offering zero shutter lag for those intent on snapping photos in the moment. Moreover, it packs 1080p video capture to complement its already boastful camera-centric offerings.

Besides all of the camera stuff, the HTC Amaze 4G is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor to deliver an amazing Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread experience. Not stopping there, it also features a 4.3” qHD Super LCD display, NFC capabilities, and 4G HSPA+ connectivity.

Even though we’ve already had the opportunity of checking out the Samsung Galaxy S II for T-Mobile, the carrier officially spilled the beans in regards to its specs. Confirming the rumors, this version will pack a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor – as opposed to Samsung’s own Exynos like its siblings. Obviously, we’ve seen some ridiculous speeds by Sammy’s own CPU, but it’ll be interesting to see how this Snapdragon packing handset will fare. Aside from that, we’re presented with some additional details that will enlighten those dearly waiting for it – like its gorgeous 4.52” Super AMOLED Plus display, NFC enabled, HDMI-out, and Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread.

As we mentioned, it’s slated for arrival on October 12th, but in terms of pricing, they’re strangely a little bit more costly than normal. In fact, the HTC Amaze 4G sports a 2-year contract price of $259.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate – with the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II priced at $229.99 after a $50 rebate as well. So if you’ve been waiting patiently, just be prepared to come down with a decision on which one to pick up come launch day.

source: T-Mobile

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Amaze 4G
  • Display 4.3 inches
    960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1730 mAh
  • OS Android 4.0
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



20. CC unregistered

"pathetic grainy ppi resolution, slow processor..." hahahaha! I laughed pretty hard when I read this. That is good standup material there. You sir, are a moron.

17. sprintsucks unregistered

Where's SPRINT's version of the HTC amaze or vigor or ruby, etc.? Galaxy s2 is several months old and obsolete, pathetic grainy ppi resolution, slow processor, samsung's own commercial says to buy only the BEST, #1, so they're telling everyone not to buy the galaxy s2 but to buy the new HTC phones with superior screen, interface, technology, etc. What's Samsung and Sprint been doing for the last 6 months?? Are they going to be as slow as Apple now and come out with a phone worth buying no more often than every 1-2 years?? I thought Samsung was supposed to have hundreds of phones, always pushing the envelope, and they get lapped by HTC and Motorola of all companies and soon buried by Apple? Hope Samsung and Sprint enjoyed that 1 week they had to sell their ancient outdated galaxy s2, because ATT, Verizon, Tmobile, ALL OTHERS, have MULTIPLE superior galaxy s2 killers coming within the next few weeks from HTC, Moto, Apple, and others, while SPRINT and Samsung has ZIP, NOTHING, not even any wild rumors, nothing, pathetic!

15. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

They have the EXACT same specs except for the screen. So basicly it comes down to if you prefer HTC or Samsung. I've never had an HTC phone but I know they usually have terrible battery life but they're one of the best when it comes to updating their phones and Samsung is the worst. I'm still sporting a Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S 1) that's still waiting to be updated to 2.3. Samsung, on the other hand, has good battery life.

14. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

It still has an awesome SAMOLED plus display, and Touchwiz doesn't require a lot of power to run so I think its ok.

12. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Amaze looks so much better, but the Galaxy S 2 have the Super AMOLED Plus screen.....I hate the HTC Sense UI... but..seriously the official Galaxy S 2 picture looks like the MyTouch 4G... FML. WHY T-MOBILE IS NOT GETTING THE IPHONE 5!

16. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Lol, I probably got the thumb down because of the part of iPhone

9. rcy189

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 24, 2011

Both look like really good phones. I'd have a hard time deciding which one to go to, but I don't remember a T-Mobile ever being that pricey on 2-yr contract.

13. Samk1234@yahoo.com unregistered

Ya im having a really hard time in which one i want. I love the look of the HTC Amaze but I love the screen from the Samsung galaxy 2. I might just have to flip a coin and see which one ill get if i cant decide. They both will be pretty awesome. I wish i could have both use each phone every other day.

8. marck1 unregistered

Does the HTC Amaze have a additional microphone for Noise cancellation??like one the Nexus One


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

yay!! early christmas gift!!!

6. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Samsung cannot produce enough EXYNOS and Super AMOLED plus for themselves, may be it is a complicated processes or small factory. No more Samsung components for rotten Apple is good for Samsung to produce more phones and compete with other phone makers.

5. Nickmfnjackson

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

Hooray!!! Ima so happy!

3. bluechrism

Posts: 99; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

Seems like PA missed one detail from the Amaze that's newsworthy. T-Mo's first phone capable of 42Mbps though their HSPA+ network.

4. sdfsdf unregistered

Both the Amaze and the Galaxy S II are enabled for the 42Mbps. The processor change in the GSII was specifically for compatibility with the 42Mbps HSPA+.

19. bluechrism

Posts: 99; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

Sorry I missed that - the other article i read about them didn't mention the 42mbps on the Galaxy S II. Either way, they should have mentioned it here for these phones.

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

since the SGS2 will sell better ( all i hear about is when its coming out), im going to have to say the SGS2 is the first phone with 42mb/s it was also announced before the amaze.. so its kinda like twins, they came out on the same day, but the SGS2 popped out first, so its the "older" one.. lol

1. aries.phills

Posts: 161; Member since: May 17, 2011

wow!!! As hot as this news might sound, I don't see anything worth screaming for here. Pls, hurry-up and blow my face with Iphone 5, Nokia N9, Sea ray,galaxy note,

2. lovininthesummertime unregistered

If you didn't see anything worth being excited about, why even comment? Personally I am overjoyed at these news, because I have been watching this phone for a couple of months...I CAN'T WAIT FOR OCTOBER 12.....(i hope t-mobile doesn't pull an at&t move by saying one date and postponing it)

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

except for the galaxy note, which has zero release dates in the US any time before 2012, the SGS2 and Amaze have better specs in nearly every way than the iphone 5, N9, or sea ray. what exactly excites you about those phones except each on is sporting a different OS?

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