Extra for T-Mobile Galaxy S II US Release October 12: Will You Pay It?
The Samsung Galaxy S II may have taken a long time to hit stateside but at last we know when it’s coming on all the carriers that will be taking this Android smartphone. The Sprint variant, the Epic 4G Touch was already released, AT&T’s is coming on October 2 and finally we now have a release date for the T-Mobile version, the last that we were waiting for. T-Mobile’s Galaxy S II will be released on October 12 and we also have price details.
Last week we told you of a T-Mobile event taking place on September 26 where we expected to hear release news for its Galaxy S II and now those details have been confirmed. We had already told how the T-Mobile variant would have a different processor to the other two US models and that was also confirmed, as T-Mobile’s will have a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, as opposed to Samsung’s Exynos processor. This is also a boosted CPU as the Exynos processor of the AT&T and Sprint version is a 1.2GHz dual-core.
Although the Galaxy S II is hitting the US market rather later than originally anticipated it’s still set to be a huge success although it’s lateness does now put it up against the Apple iPhone 5, widely anticipated to be coming in the next couple of weeks. The October 12 release date on T-Mobile comes to us from Ricardo Bilton over on ZDNet who tells us the HTC Amaze will also arrive on the same date.
Apart from its improved processor the T-Mobile Galaxy S II also has a whopping 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, larger than the 4.3-inch of the standard version (except for Sprint). Other specs include an 8-megapixel rear camera with 2-megapixel front-facer and it runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. As you might expect though, with a better processor as well as a larger display the T-Mobile Galaxy S II has been priced at more than the other two US variants. The price will be $230 after a $50 mail-in rebate, on the usual contract. Sprint and AT&T’s variants both have a price of $199 on contract.
If you want to see more before you decide whether this is the phone for you then check out a hands-on look at the T-Mobile Galaxy S II over on IntoMobile whose first thoughts were that it could just have been worth the wait. We’d like to hear your thoughts on the Galaxy S II release on T-Mobile. Are you willing to pay the extra cost for the T-Mobile variant? Let us know with your comments.
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