The Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch (boy that’s a mouthful) has finally arrived and is dressed to impress. Today at Samsung’s GSII launch event in New York Talk Android was able to get a hands-on look at the hardware and software that’s currently driving this device to be one of hottest and sexiest (sorry TechCrunch) devices of the year. Samsung brought their A-game today when they released the device on three of the four major carriers in the US. The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived and it’s only a matter of weeks until we can stick this slim thin bad boy in our pockets. And although the device was already announced before the event here and here, it’s just not the same unless you can hold this power horse in your hand and play with it. The device is slated for a Sept 16th release date, making Sprint the official first carrier to launch it and will be available for $199 on contract. Hit the break for the full list of features and to check out some hands-on pics. Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. » Read the rest
And the Samsung Galaxy S II news just keeps on rolling in. Talk Android was present at Samsung’s launch event in New York and we were able to get a quick hands-on look at AT&T’s version of the popular Galaxy S II device. And as you can imagine, the device is super thin (8.89 mm) with a beautiful and vibrant Super AMOLED Plus display. However, unlike its brethren over at Sprint and T-Mobile, the device is only sporting a 4.3-inch screen. This is most likely because its big brother, the Infuse 4G, already has a 4.5-inch touch display. Nevertheless, the device is still impressive and is sure to be a must have handset or this year. This is as close as you’re going to get to the original Galaxy S II released overseas. Hit the break for the full list of specs and some hands-on shots of the device. » Read the rest
As we’ve been touting all day, Samsung finally revealed their US variants of the Samsung Galaxy S II and Talk Android was there to cover it like a warm blanket on cold winter night. Devices were released on three of the four major carriers (T-Mobile, AT&T & Sprint). However, T-Mobile was the only carrier to slap any hand that came near the device’s plastic casing. As per their sales team, T-Mobile will most likely be holding their own launch event “some time in the fall” where they’ll unveil official specs, a release date and the official name of the device. It’s speculated that the device’s software wasn’t ready yet, but we’ll give T-Mo the benefit of the doubt here.
However, based just on appearances, and what we pretty much already know, the device seems to be on par with the AT&T and Sprint version. Expect the massive 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, Samsung’s Exynos 1.2 dual-core CPU (C210). In addition, and there’s no fighting it, expect TouchWiz to run over Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It’s too bad we couldn’t get our paws on this one, as Im kind of favoring its rounded edges which gives the device an overall big Nexus S feel, only abnormally thinner. Hit the break to check out a few shots of the impressive handset and to check out the behind the
scenes glass look. Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. » Read the rest
Today Samsung unveiled their highly popular Galaxy S II device for three of the four major carriers. Their event in New York kicked off with a bang as AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint opened the curtain on what appears to be the biggest smartphone of the year thus far. And when we say big, we mean big. Aside from the AT&T version, which sports a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, all other devices are sporting a whopping 4.5-inch display. Check out the slides of the main points in the presentation for the US version of the Galaxy S II and note the new features added which the original Galaxy S II device doesn’t have. Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. Stay tuned for quick looks and hands on coming shortly. » Read the rest
Without a doubt, the news on everyone’s mind has got be when in the world Samsung will release a Galaxy S II variant in the US? Well, as tidbits and morsels of information continue to surface, it appears we’re closer now than ever. And first up on the list of carriers to launch the device? You guessed it, Sprint. And as Talk Android makes a presence at Samsung’s Galaxy S II event in New York on Aug 29th, we only hope to confirm it. So, how are we tying this one to Sprint? Thanks to a fan over at Phandroid, they were able to note that the location in the weather widget happens to be Sprint’s HQ location in Kansas City. Well done 007. Furthermore, the date set on the widget clock is Sept 9th, an already rumored release date for Sprint’s version of the GSII, aka the Epic Touch 4G/Within. Stay tuned as we report our findings at Sammy’s New York event on the 29th. If you’ve been patiently waiting for Samsung’s flagship device to hit US shelves, the wait is almost over. Hit the break to check out a photo of the ad itself and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.