Samsung Galaxy S II Coming to Canada in July!

April 21, 2011

Truth be told, and if money is no object, you could potentially have a Samsung Galaxy S II in your hand in less than two weeks, as it is going to be available via UK company Phones4U, and they will begin shipping it as early as April 27.

Still for Canadians that are happy to stick with their carriers, and waiting to upgrade their handset to what is looking to the most powerful Android superphone in the world, Mobile Syrup had the chance to quickly question a Samsung Exec on what time frame Canadians should expect:

“During the Nexus S launch event this morning I had a quick conversation with Samsung VP Paul Brennan who stated the incredibly thin Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S II will be released in Canada. They are still working our the carrier details but he’s optimistic that it’ll launch either really late Q2, but more likely early Q3 time period (definitely in time for the back-to-school time).

This puts an arrival date for the Samsung Galaxy S II at the very earliest at late June 2011, or, in all likelihood, early July 2011.

As we already mentioned, this is an absolute beast of a phone.

The Samsung Galaxy S II features an industry leading Super AMOLED Screen

The specs include the following:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display
  • dual-core 1.2GHz processor (reputed to be the fastest yet)
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8.49mm thin
  • only 116 grams
  • NFC capabilities
  • 8 megapixel camera with LED flash
  • 1080p HD video recording capable of recording video at 30fps
  • 2 megapixel front facing camera
  • WiFi

Also check out this cool comparison of display technologies:

From Left to Right: Galaxy S, Galaxy S II, iPhone 4. The Galaxy S II's display got ranked as the best in nearly every category.

And you know what’s ironic is that the editor of the piece at Mobile Syrup that we are referencing here said that it’s looking like Canada might even get the device before the United States. For a country famous for receiving the world’s most advanced mobile tech much later than the rest of the world, this is simply hilarious. Either way, for ardent ultraphone fanatics, the device can be yours very soon if you pony up. It will be able to achieve ridiculous download speeds and is compatible with Bell, Rogers, and Telus.

Stay tuned for more! Can you wait this long?

Also, check out our Superphone comparison!

Via Mobile Syrup, thanks guys!

Image Credit for Display comparison goes to PhoneArena

Comments

  • The REAL Joe Blow

    Hilarious or not, I’ve been dreaming about an announcement like this since the first glances at MWC back in mid-February. Yeah Baby! I’m counting the days now!!!

  • leoaprdhawk

    Are we going to have ONE model this time or will it be THREE like with the Galaxy S Captivate, Fascinate & Vibrant??

    • Darcy Alexander

      Hi LeopardHawk,

      I wish I could tell you for sure, but I’m thinking it will be offered in a 16GB variant, and with one model.

      Can’t say for sure though. Hope it helps. Hardware wise, this phone blows the Xperia Arc out of the water, but there’s no doubt that Sony makes a beautiful phone.

  • leopardhawk

    Either way, I was looking at the new SE Xperia Arc until I saw this announcement. Now I’m pretty sure this is the phone for me…

  • Sonam

    Will it be compatible with mobilicity?

    • Nav69y

      NO

    • Nav69y

      NO

  • zac

    Do you know if the phone available for purchase in the UK works on TELUS? With full download speed it will be released with here.

    • Gah

      You know that you can buy the phone from places like pacific mall already right? $770 I believe… I’m still waiting for the subsidized version from Rogers… My htc Magic is too old!

  • Jessica

    Will the samsung galaxy s2 be avaliable to purchase from rogers ?

    • gk

      according to Bell at http://galaxys2.bell.ca/en/legal/ they will ahve it (and Virgin in canada) by July 14. The value of the phone is pegged at 599 in the contest rules.
      So far, Bell, Virgin and Sasktel are the three in canada, no rogers or telus so far… but soon I am sure.

    • Nav69y

      NO It will not work for Mobilicity, Wind and T-Mobil. Samsung has to make new GS 2 for AWS 1700 and 2100.

    • Nav69y

      NO It will not work for Mobilicity, Wind and T-Mobil. Samsung has to make new GS 2 for AWS 1700 and 2100.

  • KC

    can anyone confirm/know if the galaxy s2 will be compatible with mobilicity network?

  • gugz

    Can you get this with fido by anychance?

  • gugz

    Can you get this with fido by anychance?