This is where the drum roll would happen.
In an announcement that many have been waiting for with bated breath, Samsung has said that they expect the Galaxy S II to be landing in the US in August. The news comes from a briefing given by none other than the company’s mobile buisness president, Shin Jong-kyun, making the statement as official as official can get. Given the success of the original Galaxy S in the States and the ongoing sales of the Galaxy S II around the world, you can expect some impressive numbers when it launches. Those that are rooting for any particular carrier however, may need to dig deep for some patience, as the Korean manufacturer has not announced which carriers will be launching the device first. That said, if the original Galaxy S launch is anything to go by, we’ll see the big four carriers launch their respective models around the same time, hopefully giving potential buyers plenty of choice, which is good, given the new iPhone’s launch shortly thereafter.
Just as a recap, the Galaxy S II does have some impressive specs, including:
- 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus screen
- Rear-facing 8MP camera with flash, front-facing 2MP camera
- Dual-core 1.2 GHz Exynos processor
- 1 Gig of RAM
- 16 Gigs of internal memory
- Up to 32 Gig microSD compatibility
These specs do, of course, refer to the original Galaxy S II, which the US carriers may modify a bit, but it’s doubtful they’ll make any drastic changes. Regardless, while HTC currently holds the title for the most powerful American Android smartphone with the EVO 3D, it’s about to get some stiff competition.