Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE

If you'll all remember it was quite a while ago now that Samsung announced the Galaxy S II HD LTE. It appeared on some retailer websites and then it ultimately ended up in the hands of AT&T as the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD. Now it is making its way to Canada where it will be a Bell exclusive. Here's what Canadian buyers can expect --

  • Fast network access: 4G LTE, HSPA+ 42 Mbps, EDGE/GPRS quad band
  • Best in class display: 4.65" (118mm) HD Super AMOLED screen, optimized HD interface, and HD content support
  • Powerful performance: 1.5 GHz dual core processor and 4G LTE download speeds, 1850mAH Li-ion battery, Android 2.3 OS, WiFi and Bluetooth capable (ICS will be available)
  • Form factor: 9.27mm thin
  • Memory: 1GB RAM; 16GB (eMMC); micro SD slot (up to 32 GB)
  • Camera: 8 MP AF rear camera; full HD 1080p video recording;  2 MP front camera
  • Browser: Android Browser: HTML 5.0

Bell hasn't laid out any pricing for the device as of yet, but those interested in picking one up can sign up for updates on Bell's website. They'll have more info in the "coming weeks" for customers but until then though, you can check out their full press release beyond the break.

Source: Bell

Bell to be exclusive Canadian carrier of the Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE superphone

Newest device in Samsung's best-selling Galaxy S II series is the first and only to feature powerful dual-core processing, next-gen 4G LTE network speeds and a stunning HD display

MONTREAL, April 18, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell and Samsung today announced the upcoming exclusive launch of the new Galaxy S II HD LTE superphone - the only Galaxy S II device to feature dual-core processing, 4G LTE and an HD display.

"Offering customers the hottest superphones like the Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE supports Bell's commitment to deliver the best mobile devices across world-leading next-generation broadband networks," said Adel Bazerghi, Senior Vice President of Products at Bell Mobility. "The Galaxy S II has proven to be one of the most popular devices available anywhere. With the addition of a crystal clear HD Super AMOLED display and blazing fast 4G LTE, this already amazing superphone just got better."

"The Samsung Galaxy S II has seen tremendous sales success worldwide, selling over 10 million units in 10 months," said Paul Brannen, Vice President, Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics Canada. "We are thrilled that Bell customers will soon be able to experience the power of HD LTE on the best-selling Samsung Galaxy S II."

Leveraging Bell's next-generation 4G LTE network, the Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE offers superior web browsing, downloading, file sharing and high-quality video streaming. When outside 4G LTE coverage areas, the Galaxy S II HD LTE switches automatically and seamlessly to the fastest available HSPA+ network speeds.

Please visit Bell.ca/Coverage for detailed information about Bell's network service areas.

The Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE brings videos to life in stunning 1080p HD quality thanks to its 4.65" (118mm) HD Super AMOLED display. And 26 live channels, the best live sports, and an extensive library of on-demand content on the industry-leading Bell Mobile TV service, customers can also have instant access to their favourite programming.

The Galaxy S II HD LTE is upgradeable to Android 4.0. This update will be available in coming months.

Ready for business, the Galaxy S II HD LTE supports e-mail, contact and calendar synchronization alongside state-of-the-art security features including IP-based encryption for safe mobile access to critical assets.

The Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE includes:

  • Fast network access; 4G LTE, HSPA+ 42 Mbps, EDGE/GPRS quad band
  • Best in class display: 4.65" (118mm) HD Super AMOLED screen, optimized HD interface, and HD content support
  • Powerful performance: 1.5 GHz dual core processor and 4G LTE download speeds, 1850mAH Li-ion battery, Android 2.3 OS, WiFi and Bluetooth capable
  • Form factor: 9.27mm thin
  • Memory: 1GB RAM; 16GB (eMMC); micro SD slot (up to 32 GB)
  • Camera: 8 MP AF rear camera; full HD 1080p video recording;  2 MP front camera
  • Browser: Android Browser: HTML 5.0

The Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE will be available exclusively from Bell in coming weeks. For more information and to pre-register, please visit Bell.ca/GalaxyS2HDLTE.

About Bell
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Reader comments

Bell to be the exclusive carrier of the Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE

13 Comments

And this handset right here is the exact reason why the Samsung Galaxy SIII will not be a small upgrade over the SGS2, because THIS handset right in this post is the small upgrade, the SGS3 will be a nice healthy upgrade!

Nah, it will be a super amoled HD+ screen which samsung will say is a huge upgrade and it will have the quad core exynos processor. Is that a major upgrade? It's up to you to decide.

So this is a Galaxy S2 with a 720p display? With SD? With hardware buttons?

I'd rather have this than a Galaxy Nexus.

I really don't get why Bell is doing this. Bell should just want 2 weeks for the GSIII announcement and tell everyone asap that they will be getting it. Why have the international GSII, this phone, and the GSIII all at the same time? It will end up confusing the average customer. Stupid move

I was thinking the same thing, even though I'm not on Bell. Of course they may have decided to skip carrying the SIII for whatever reason, and choosing to carry this in its place. Who knows.

It might mean that they are not getting the GSIII right away (Rogers may have a 90 day exclusive deal already done up) and knowing that ahead of time they opted to offer this to their customers. That is the only logical reasoning I can think of as otherwise your statement is pretty accurate.

2012 technology should be limited to mid-range and below at this point - nothing over the $99 price point w/ contract.