Samsung Galaxy S II US Variants Announced

Samsung finally launched the much-awaited Galaxy S II in the US. The AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint version of the Galaxy S II is called as AT&T Galaxy S II, T-Mobile Galaxy S II and Samsung Epic 4G Touch respectively.

Samsung Galaxy S II is already available in most of the European and Asian countries from the last 3 months, but the customers in the US were left behind. This handset was announced and showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. After waiting for almost 3 months, Samsung finally went ahead and launched the much-awaited Galaxy S II in the US. This handset is available in 3 variants exclusively for the AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint customers.

The AT&T and T-Mobile’s version of the Galaxy S II is simply called as the AT&T Galaxy S II and T-Mobile Galaxy S II respectively. But, the Sprint version of the handset is named as the Samsung Epic 4G Touch. There are minor changes in the design of the device, but all the 3 variants share common features such as the 1.2 Ghz dual core processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, 8 megapixel camera with full HD (1080p) video recording and much more.

“The unveiling of the Galaxy S II is a landmark achievement for Samsung, our carrier customers and consumers,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “Five million Galaxy S II smartphones have been sold around the world and that number increases every day. We believe the cutting-edge design, features and user experience of this innovative device will share the same level of success in the U.S.”

AT&T Galaxy S II Specs:

  • 4.3 Super AMOLED Plus display
  • 1.2 Ghz dual core processor
  • Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) OS
  • 8 megapixel auto-focus camera
  • LED flash
  • Full HD (1080p) video recording
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • HDMI Out
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 4G Connectivity
  • Motion UX
  • 6-axis gyroscope
  • Proximity sensor
  • 1650 mAh battery

Sprint Epic 4G Touch Specs:

  • 4.52 inch Super AMOLED Plus display
  • 800 x 480 pixels resolution
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos processor
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • 8 megapixel auto-focus camera
  • Full HD (1080p) video recording
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • MicroSD card slot
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • Samsung TouchWiz UI
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/a
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 4G Connectivity
  • Sprint ID
  • 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capable
  • 1800 mAh Lithium-ion battery

This handset allows you capture the screenshot of the device, just by pressing the power button and the home key simultaneously. AT&T Galaxy S II will be available from September 16, while the Sprint Epic 4G Touch will be available from September 18 for $199.99 on contract. The complete specs, price and release date of the T-Mobile Galaxy S II is currently not available. But, we will update the post as soon as we get the required info. Stay tuned!

Author: Omkar Dutta

Omkar Dutta is a 19yrs old Technology Blogger from Mumbai, India. He is currently studying Bachelor of Management Studies. He loves to check out latest software, mobile phones and web services. Currently he writes for Fone Arena,Techie Buzz and Tech PP. You can follow him on Twitter @0mkarr