Samsung Galaxy S II

And just like that, much waiting is for the most part over. The Samsung Galaxy S II is now headed to AT&T. No pricing details for the device have been announced as of yet, but the release date is set for September 18.  You will find some variation between the AT&T version vs. that of the Euro versions seen previously. One example of this is the 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display where as other versions make use 4.5-inch displays. Specs call for AT&T's version to be thinner then all others as well with their version coming in at 8.9mm.

“The nation’s thinnest 4G smartphone is designed in every way to give AT&T customers a superb mobile entertainment experience,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets.  “With a vibrant screen, high-definition possibilities and faster processing speeds, Samsung Galaxy S II is the latest addition to the industry’s leading smartphone portfolio.

You will find the full press release and specs for the device past the break of course. Anyone going to be opting for the AT&T version over Sprint or T-Mobiles?

AT&T AND SAMSUNG UNVEIL THE NATION’S THINNEST 4G SMARTPHONE. AGAIN!

Samsung Galaxy S™ II Powers the Fastest Smartphone to Date for AT&T Customers with a Dual-core 1.2 GHz Processor

DALLAS, August 30, 2011 —

Key Facts
• AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S™ II, the nation’s thinnest 4G smartphone at 8.89mm at its thinnest, will be sold in AT&T* company-owned retail stores and online in the coming weeks. 
• This new smartphone features the Android Gingerbread (2.3.4) platform, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED™ Plus display, dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, Motion UX sensors and 8 MP camera.
• HDMI-output at 1080p resolution lets customers rent or purchase movies and TV shows from the Samsung Media Hub and view on a television.

Customer Benefits
The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II is designed to give customers a powerful, premium Android smartphone experience in a pocket-friendly design that is the thinnest of all Galaxy S II smartphones and the thinnest 4G smartphone on the market.  A powerful dual-core 1.2 GHz processor offers customers smooth gaming and accelerates multitasking between browsing, sending email or watching video.

With an incredibly colorful 4.3” Super AMOLED Plus display, the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II delivers 50 percent more sub-pixels than the previous generation display for better contrast. The display also offers unmatched outdoor viewing quality, even in the brightest sunlight. This newest smartphone also captures sharp photos with the 8MP camera with flash and records videos in stunning high profile 1080p HD quality.  An additional 2MP front-facing camera gives you the power to connect with your friends and family face-to-face via video chat with preloaded Qik™ Lite over Wi-Fi.

The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II enables customers to output 1080p video to a HDTV using the an HDTV smart adapter (sold separately). The device also features next generation Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth technology, Voice Talk from Vlingo™ that enables voice-powered social updates, messaging, email, search and voice dialing, Motion UX sensors to mute incoming calls by simply turning the device over and business-friendly features such as Virtual Private Network (VPN) support, Quickoffice® and Exchange ActiveSync®.

Samsung Features
The Galaxy S II features Samsung’s TouchWiz® user interface, providing superior multi-tasking and customization for an enhanced visual and intuitive smartphone experience. Live Panel features provide immediate access to weather, social updates, email, news and photos, which can all be customized on any one of the seven home screens. All of the Samsung widgets can be positioned and re-sized to create unique home screens and one-touch access to the services and apps each individual uses the most. The Notifications Panel allows one touch access to a separate menu for managing Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and Flight Mode settings. 

Samsung Media Hub puts thousands of hit movies and next-day TV shows at your fingertips, ready to rent or buy and watch instantly with progressive downloads. Kies Air allows your PC to wirelessly sync with your Galaxy S II when they are on the same Wi-Fi network.  This allows you to view call logs, videos, photos, bookmarks and IMs, plus send messages from your PC.  With Samsung Social Hub, synchronize and better organize all of your online contacts by streamlining your email, SMS, IM and SNS information into one unified box. 

Quotes
“The nation’s thinnest 4G smartphone is designed in every way to give AT&T customers a superb mobile entertainment experience,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets.  “With a vibrant screen, hi-definition possibilities and faster processing speeds, Samsung Galaxy S II is the latest addition to the industry’s leading smartphone portfolio.”

“The Galaxy S II, powered by a dual core application processor, paired with AT&T’s advanced 4G network, gives users fast download speeds along with a premium multi-tasking experience,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “We are proud to bring our fastest selling smartphone in the world to AT&T customers, packaging it in the nation’s thinnest 4G smartphone.”

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Specifications
•    4G – HSPA+
•    Android (2.3 Gingerbread)
•    GSM  Quad-band (850/900/1800/1900MHz)
•    UMTS Tri-band( 850/1900/2100MHz)
•    Screen: 4.3” Super AMOLED Plus
•    Processor: 1.2Ghz x 2 (dual core)
•    Camera:  8MP AF with LED flash + 2MP front
•    Video Record:    1080p Full HD
•    HDMI Out: HDMI via HDTV Smart Adapter with HDCP
•    Connectivity:     Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0
•    Battery: 1650mAh
•    Sensor: Motion UX, 6-axis gyroscope, proximity, light, noise (Audience A2220)

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About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.  It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T │DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. 

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About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications products throughout North America.  For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of nine independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

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AT&T and Samsung unveil the Samsung Galaxy S II

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This looks like the best U.S. version of the Galaxy S II. It is 4.3" same size as the original Galaxy S2, and super thin, just like the original as well.

I wish Sprint was getting this version, instead of their larger and thicker Epic 4G. But being on ATT sucks

Thanks but no thanks Samsung, no matter how great the hardware is if you can't handle getting updates out in a timely manner then you waste my time, Galaxy S originals STILL don't have Gingerbread!!!

I wonder how At&t will convince people that this is better than the Infuse besides saying it's dual-core which I bet a lot of people are clueless about.

Haha... so much for hoping for details. No release dates or anything. I guess this was for the uninformed.

There is a release date mentioned, September 18. And after waiting 3-4 months, I'm not bothered by having only a few more weeks to go.

So this means my PHOTON 4G is "obsolete"....? Nah, just joking, I know my Photon is a good enough phone for me, and has a quite few extras that I am enjoying, so maybe next year will think of the Galaxy 2, damn it looks quite "sexy", almost like an iPHONE!

Good to see the Audience chip has been retained. I'd be interested to know whether hardware AES256 is also supported (listed for the Sprint version). AoN

Question for those the the GS2/Infuse - is the Super AMOLED Plus screen nice or too much? I have a Captivate and think the super amoled is great, but I saw an Infuse recently and the screen looks SO oversaturated - was that just this device or do you find it to be annoying?

ETA: It looks like we can chose which pane the home screen is, which is nice. (I believe you can't go that on the original GS2?)

I wish they would have released all the specs. Does it have NFC and what kind of processor is in it? Tegra or Exynos?

They mentioned the Sprint version has the Exynos but did not say anything about the AT&T.

doesnt confirm tegra 2 or exynos. I know sprint is getting exynos but with all the slight variations between the US models, I could see this switching to. Just makes me a bit nervous. Still an awesome phone nonetheless

I like how the press release mentions watching media hub through hdmi on your TV. I was under the impression Samsung blocked that... if you can link to TV, well that's rad!

Galaxy S2 1650 mAh battery vs Infuse 4G 1750 mAh battery.
4.3 in screen vs 4.5
12 sub pixels Super Amoled plus vs 8 sub pixels Super Amoled Plus
1.2 ghz dual core vs. 1.2 ghz single core.
Everything else appears to be the same.

Looks like a push to me, Both are very good phones, clearly top of the line and not different enough to matter. I'll hold onto the Infuse for a while, I like the bigger display and larger battery, not that the extra .2 inch makes that much of a difference. Glad that I didn't get a phone that would be totally eclipsed by Galaxy S2 Now if only the damn Gingerbread update would roll out for the Infuse I'll be okay.

It's almost done with the final testing phases. It should be pushed out to the Infuse within the next couple weeks. Also, the Captivate is definitely getting Gingerbread too within the next few weeks.

I was praying & hoping that att would stick with the 4.3" screen because I currently use the sammy infuse 4G with the 4.5" display & think that the 4.3" screen in my opinion after using both screen sizes is a better fit.

So there's still possibility that the AT&T version doesn't have the Samsung Exynos processor? That would be a major letdown...

On the face of it, seems kind of risky to invest in a non-LTE phone (ie, commit to a 2 year contract) when I thought AT&T was rolling out LTE starting this year and pretty strongly over the next year.

Of course, I'm not sure I really need LTE speeds. But, it is available elsewhere...

today is 9/19/2011 and they still do not have the GS2 in att stores yet! what is ATT waiting on!