Samsung Galaxy S II to shine at Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile this fall
NEW YORK–After a slight delay courtesy of Hurricane Irene, Samsung officially introduced the U.S. version of the Galaxy S II smartphone today at a special event in Manhattan.
Bound for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint this fall, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone improves on the first generation of Galaxy S handsets in a number of ways. On the hardware side, it offers Samsung’s Exynos dual-core processor, a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture, a 10 percent larger battery, 4G support, and a Super AMOLED Plus touch screen.
Interestingly, the AT&T model has a 4.3-inch display, while the T-Mobile and Sprint versions will sport a 4.5-inch display. Samsung said this was a decision made by AT&T, presumably because the carrier already offers the 4.5-inch Samsung Infuse 4G. All the screens have a six-axis motion sensor and support touch- and motion-gestures, so you can do things like flip the phone over to silence an incoming call, hold the phone up and move from left to right to pan through the menus, and tilt the phone to zoom in and out. Not sure how often we’d use the latter two but the functions are t… [Read more]