AT&T Galaxy S II

AT&T just announced on Twitter that its version of the Samsung Galaxy S II will be available Oct. 2 for $199 with a two-year contract and a minimum $15 data plan.

AT&T's version of the Galaxy S II differs slightly from Sprint's or T-Mobiles in that it's a (mere) 4.3-inch device. It's still got the same dual-core 1.2GHz processor though, and we're willing to bet it'll be another screamer. Full specs include:

  • 4G – HSPA+
  • Android (2.3 Gingerbread)
  • GSM Quad-band (850/900/1800/1900MHz)
  • UMTS Tri-band( 850/1900/2100MHz)
  • Screen: 4.3-inch 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)

So you've got just a couple more weeks of waiting. In the meantime, check out our hands-on from the launch event earlier this month.

Source: @att
More in the AT&T Galaxy S II forums

 
There are 26 comments

HOBLIUM says:

Finally! I was holding my breath until I turned blue and it worked!
Remember kids, tantrums are the way to get stuff done =)

N1ghtgold says:

Finally a date i was about ready to jump ship but now I will just enjoy the ride till Oct 2

anilkuj says:

finally AT&T has woken up !!!

So Samsung/AT&T decided to launch this so close to the iPhone 5 because......??

While we don't have a solid date yet for the 5, the writting is on the wall.

Like it or not, an iPhone launch is a media frenzy. To launch a device at the same time there-abouts is an almost surefire way to make sure no one notices it. Sorry but it's the truth, has been since 2007.

sunyata says:

If it was released about a month earlier they could have sell it few more millions unit. May be apple forced AT&T to drag the date??

frozencloud says:

I was thinking the same thing and posted it in the forum. Doesn't really make sense to make it so close to iphone unless they want it to collect dust like wp7. (no offense wp7 fans)

MCory says:

I don't understand this obsession with Apple release dates - unless you're considering an iPhone, in which case it's a good thing that they're released about the same time. "...an almost surefire way to make sure no one notices it." Really??? YOU'LL notice it, won't you? And isn't that all that matters? Or does it only matter what your friends think? Pick a platform and/or phone that's right for YOU, and quit worrying about the other guys. Android is not going away anytime soon, and this phone will be at or near the top of the heap for awhile - long enough, at least, to get you through a 2-year contract.

eahinrichsen says:

What he was implying is that paying attention to Apple release dates matters from a marketing perspective. An iOS device release is a media juggernaut that pushes all other mainstream device coverage to the side for weeks. Advertising a new phone launch during the height of the Apple release media cycle is like shouting in the middle of a noisy concert. The people paying the closest attention are going to hear you, but the vast majority of people won't notice that you're there, much less what you're saying.

^^That pretty much sums it up

dkotoric says:

why is that, do you not understand that most people that have been using android now for a while will not switch to the iphone. I have seen friends who have jumped on the iphone bandwagon after using android and every single one them has returned their iphone for another android device.

planoman says:

Maybe for some not all. I have an atrix (which i love) and a captivate before that and iphone 4 before that which I returned because of antenna. Once i tried a 4 inch captivate screen i did not want an iphone.

That said i love apple, they have made me a lot of $$$. I would have jumped on the sgsII last week but will now wait to see the specs of the new iphone in early october. If it has a larger screen of at least 4 inches i might get it.

icebike says:

A much larger percentage if iPhone 4, and probably iPhone 5 sales are replacement phones for existing iPhone users who didn't find (or wouldn't look at) any attractive alternatives on their last upgrade.

Apple simply isn't winning the new customer race any more. (They get a lot of new customers to be sure, but not the majority by far).

So releasing a phone near an iPhone release date means all those apple fans coming in for an upgrade will at least see something different, and all but the most rabid iPhone fans now know that Android is mature and easy to use, and far more flexible.

The release date for the SGSII makes a lot of sense. The apple fans are going to be in the store anyway.

Are your friends imaginary?

adlopez210 says:

The Att twitter has been wrong before.(where is GB for the Infuse) So I'm not going to get too excited for this date.

AppHunter says:

Smaller battery than Sprint version, but smaller screen too...

plainbrad says:

Yeah, I was surprised to see different battery and screen sizes. Really surprised.

kurioskurion says:

smaller screen makes sense, since AT&T has the Infuse (they wouldn't want to make it completely obsolete). Smaller battery never makes sense for any Android device considering Android needs all the help it can get with battery life.

shez says:

Picked up an LG Thrill. So glad to know ill have time to return it and pick up the SGS2. : D

N1ghtgold says:

O fo sho Im returning my thrill this weekend this device just isnt up to par my infuse feels better then this device and runs smoother. The custom roms do help, but the galaxy s2 is just what I need

Mepaphoros says:

Infuse AND the LG Thrill? How many phones do you need?

Sniper1087 says:

well all you need is the samsung galaxy s2 ;-)

MarkPharaoh says:

Any idea on what the off-contract price is? same as Sprint @ $500?

zmagrini says:

I am wondering the same thing. Hopefully it will be the same as Sprint but I can see AT&T putting it at 549 maybe even 649

jflexe99 says:

Now they need to officially announce the Bold 9900

shadowgod says:

What is that? A Black-berry? They still make those?

Latino293 says:

Blackberry is so 2000 and LATE!