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Samsung Galaxy S II To Hit US in August

July 20, 2011 at 7:16 pm

The long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S II is finally coming to the US.  After selling over 3 million units in other countries, and US carriers holding up the release, it finally looks like the red tape has been cleared.  We already showed you a few leaked shots of Sprint’s variant of the S II, and now we have word from Yonhap News, via MobileBurn that Samsung has officially announced release of the Galaxy S II in the US in August.

“We expect to release the Galaxy S2 in the U.S. market sometime in August,” Shin Jong-kyun, Samsung’s president of mobile business and digital imaging.

The Galaxy S II has been called “the greatest smartphone of the year” by some reviews, and the spec sheet sure doesn’t disappoint.  The S II is packing a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and the latest version of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.  While there’s no exact date for a release at this time, nor any word on pricing, we do know that the S II will show  up on 3 of the 4 major carriers in the US.  T-Mobile, as far as anyone knows, is not getting this device.  As for the reason why, no one is exactly sure, but some ideas are that they’re not getting one in case of an AT&T Merger, or that they opted for the LG Revolution instead of the S II.  It’s still possible we could all be surprised and see this on the Magenta network in August.

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