Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy S Infuse 4G to Reach Canada in July

by: Elmer MontejoJune 20, 2011

The whole world is expecting Android-loving Canadians in their homeland to sing “O Android” as fervently as they sing “O Canada”–figuratively speaking, of course–once the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Samsung Galaxy S Infuse 4G finally arrives in Canada in July.

Samsung Infuse 4G

SaskTel, a Saskatchewan-based telecommunications provider, confirmed on Twitter last Friday that the carrier will be launching the dual-core Samsung Galaxy S II next month. Other Canadian mobile carriers such as Rogers, TELUS, and Bell may also be launching the Samsung Galaxy S II. The Samsung Galaxy S II will have Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Meanwhile, Rogers, another mobile carrier in Canada, also confirmed that the carrier will launch the Samsung Infuse 4G under its exclusive banner this summer. The original Infuse 4G from Samsung currently runs on Android 2.2 Froyo, but once it hits Rogers, it will come preloaded with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. A post on RedBoard, Rogers’ official blog, mentioned that data speed could reach up to 21 mbps. No specifics about the price or specific date have been released by Rogers yet.

The Samsung Galaxy S Infuse 4G has a single-core 1.2-GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor with a 4.5-inch display. The Samsung Galaxy S II, on the other hand, runs on a dual-core 1.2-GHz processor and a 4.3-inch display. Both devices have Super AMOLED Plus displays and have 8-megapixel cameras capable of 1080p HD video capture.

While the Samsung Galaxy S Infuse 4G only has 16 gigabytes of inbuilt storage, the Samsung Galaxy S II has two variants (16 GB and 32 GB), with capability MicroSDHC expansion of up to 32 GB.

Canadians are eagerly anticipating the arrival of these two superphones, as are the rest of the world. But, if the two were pitted against each other, you’d be placed in a tight spot as both phones are worth having.

Suppose you can only choose one of the two, which would you get?

  • Mike

    Galaxy S2 as long as it hits Telus

  • Garrett

    i wish it would get to the states quick i want to get it but might have to go with the Motorola atrix 4g…..:/


    but can i purchase a S2 unlocked?

    • Zomby

      Expansys currently sells an unlocked GS2

      • Darcy Alexander

        Ah yes, but for $700. In the UK, where the SGS II has been available since May, carriers are offering this phone for FREE on a two year contract. Of course, everyone needs a phone, and most will want to get it for as little cash as possible. July 14 is the magical day for Canada, and likely a week after that for the neighbors to the south.

        • Chris

          what makes u say that is the magic date july 14 ? Do you know if it will come to Rogers and on what date ?

          • Fu

            ALL The carriers are fucked They screw their customers Every which way Can you go on buying that shit Knowing that you cannot afford it ?

  • ravi aulakh

    galaxy s 2 for rogers but only because of the name display feature and of course 1080p video rather than 720p and a flash.


  • Chris Formosa

    so upset that the rogers model only has a 16gb hard drive.

  • george

    will the hercules be available for at&t? or are the gs2 and the hercules the same thing? i mainly want the bigger screen. From what ive looked up the hercules has the bigger screen, but a lot of what ive seen was that the two phones are the same. someone shed light on the matter

  • Fu

    This shit is throw away I’ll certainly wait until you get it right