If you’re an Android enthusiast from Canada, waiting for the “next big thing” from Samsung to be released, you should get some comfort (or frustration?) soon enough, knowing that yesteryear’s “next big thing” is at your disposal.
Confused much? Well, you shouldn’t be, because that’s how things work sometimes in the oh-so-complicated gadget market. Everyone is telling you to wait for a new, cool, and exciting device and, bam, you get a slightly different version of an old device up for sale instead!
The Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE is pretty much old news in the United States, but in Canada, Sammy’s current flagship smartphone will only see the light of day sometimes “soon”. Exactly how soon can Canadians expect to catch a glimpse of the S2 HD LTE we unfortunately don’t know, but we do know what mobile operator will carry the beast.
Bell customers will be the lucky users to get the 4.65-incher first in Canada, and, if you are still interested in the smartphone, there’s a nice sign up page on the carrier’s official website where you can subscribe and get updates on the device’s availability.
Asides from the fact that the smartphone doesn’t have an exact release date made public just yet, there isn’t a price tag attached to its name either, so, for the time being, we can’t make any bets on its future popularity in Canada.
Then again, I’m not sure how many people are still interested in a Galaxy S2, be it an HD LTE version, considering the fact that we are most likely getting very close to the S3’s unveiling and release. Furthermore, the smartphone is yet to get an official Ice Cream Sandwich update, so, all in all, I can’t see why you would be very keen on getting this right now when there are better options on the market coming soon.
On the other hand, the 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, the dual-core 1.5 GHz processor under the hood, the 4G LTE speeds, as well as the pretty great 8-megapixel rear-facing camera make this probably the greatest Android-based smartphone on the market, aside from HTC’s One X. That’s why, if that “coming soon” message will be changed with an “available” sign on Bell’s website in a timely fashion, I can see the carrier actually selling a couple of handhelds.
Would you consider buying the smartphone if it will start shipping around, say, May 20? Are you holding out for the Galaxy S3 and you can’t even conceive purchasing a different gadget? Hit us with a comment and let us know!