Despite rumors and speculations about the possibility of the Samsung Galaxy S II’s bypassing a U.S. release, recent leaked photos of carrier-branded handsets provide a glimmer of hope for Americans. The most recent one was of a photo of the back of a Sprint handset bearing not only the logos of both Sprint and Samsung but also the Samsung Galaxy S II’s famed 8-megapixel camera.
The This is my next (TIMN) blog received the pair of photos, which it believes to be those of the Sprint variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II. Rumor has it that Sprint will rebrand the Galaxy S II as the “Galaxy Within.” Other carriers are also rumored to have their own rebrands of the Galaxy S II: Galaxy Function for Verizon and Galaxy Attain for AT&T.
TIMN’s tipster also said that the Sprint phone will carry Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, which means that it will have native support for Google Talk’s video chat feature.
No release date has been leaked for the Sprint variant, although, it is reasonable to estimate that the Sprint Galaxy Within will start appearing in Sprint stores in summer–if ever the Galaxy S II will make it to U.S. soil.
So, for now, the mantra for eagerly waiting Americans is “hope and pray.” If the Galaxy Within comes, are you getting it from Sprint? Or are you rooting for the HTC EVO 3D?
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F******K YEAH !!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is NOT the GS2, it’s the Infuse variant for Sprint!
agree. Why would they change the orientation of the camera if it were the SGSII. Unless is has something to do with adding a WiMax radio, that’s an extremely trivial change and hardly worth the re-design.
I am inclined to think that this is the Infuse variant for Sprint.
A good question is when will the SGSII be released for ATT?!?!!?!?!
Why would Sprint release a variant of the Infuse? It’s a single core 4g phone. They already had that like a year ago with the Evo 4G. They already have a dual core, 3D, 4G phone out in the Evo 3D.
I find it extremely hard to believe they’d even push a variant of the Infuse this late.
Its different than the infuse as well.. either way its a change. Our version will be a variant of the sgs2.. not the same phone. There will probably be minor changes for each carrier just like the original.