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.
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?