With smartphone competition at an all-time high, more manufacturers than ever vying for the top spot to to make the fastest and best device(s) available. One of the newest high end devices around is the Samsung Galaxy S II. The phone packs a 1.2ghz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 (CPU), and an ARM Mali-400 (GPU). Recently, AnandTech put the device to the test. The results, well, are simply astonishing. Clocking in at a 42.5, second only to the iPad 2, is the Samsung Galaxy S II.
Although second place may not seem so hot, the list in not only compiled of smartphones, but tablets as well. As a matter of fact, the Galaxy S II is anywhere from 1.7 – 4 times faster than any [...]
AT&T recently confirmed via Twitter that the Galaxy S II will be released on October 2nd.
The Galaxy S II will be available starting October 2 for $199.99 w/2-yr contract! Min. $15/month data plan req’d. http://social.att.com/M4n
As noted, the phone will be available for $199.99 with a new contract. AT&T customers who are buying the phone without a new contract can pick up the slim beast for a cool $
And, for our Canadian readers, you’ll be pleased to know that starting September 23rd, Bell customers can get a $145 discount on the Galaxy S II courtesy of Best Buy. Yes, you read that correctly, [...]
Samsung Galaxy S2 (or S II) is arguably the best smartphone currently in the market. The Galaxy S II’s arrival in the US market has long been anticipated, following the record it set as the best-selling Samsung phone ever after selling 5 million units in Europe and Asia in just 85 days. The Galaxy S II boasts of bringing the next viewing, media, communication, entertainment, and business experience with its various specs, including a 4.3″ SUPER AMOLED Plus screen, HSPA+ 21 Mbps wireless capability, 8MP rear and 2MP front cameras with LED Flash, and dual core processor.
However good the Galaxy S II may be, let’s face it: competition in the Android department [...]
Brace yourselves Verizon customers. I’ve got some bad news for you. Apparently, the Samsung Galaxy S II isn’t coming to Verizon – at all. If this news won’t make any of you happy, I’m sure it will at least make someone happy – and that’s Motorola. With Samsung Galaxy S II out of the way, Motorola will be free to market their upcoming Droid Bionic.Why there’s no Galaxy S2 on Verizon
I think these days Verizon can actually afford to choose between 2 or more new handsets that could launch on a particular month. Since the Galaxy S II is arriving in USA at the end of this month, and the Droid Bionic is supposed to launch very [...]
Amidst rumors that Steve Jobs’ nightmare-causing Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy S II, may skirt the United States, Samsung announced last Wednesday that the Samsung Galaxy S II will be arriving in the United States in August.
Shin Jong-kyun, head of Samsung’s mobile communications division, did not specify the exact date of the Samsung Galaxy S II’s release in the United States. Shin made the announcement during the launching of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in South Korea. Shin was mum on the price, too.
American consumers have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S II, a mobile powerhouse packing a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 (1.2 [...]
The Samsung Galaxy S II is ready to head off to near-space. Though not the first Android device to blasted off to several thousand meters up high into the atmosphere, we’re excited to see Samsung Japan’s and JP Aerospace’s event.
Ustream is covering the event live and has informed us that the space balloon will carry “messages of hope and wishes for Japan.” Seven “Galaxy Musicians” will be providing songs written originally for the space balloon project.
The balloon carrying the Samsung Galaxy S II will be throttling in the stratosphere for 90 minutes.
[Update 1] The Space Balloon team will be inflating the balloon in [...]
First, a brief background: after several months of being a staunch HTC user, I decided to jump ship to try out the most-talked about Android phone out there. My own HTC Legend was adequate at the start and I was even wowed by the Sense UI, but eventually my power user self wanted something more. After weighing my options between getting the Sensation and the S2, I went with Samsung’s flagship both for value and to try out something different.
This review is not going to be a spec-by-spec account or a phone comparison review (though I may compare it to my previous phone or to my wife’s iPhone 4). This is going to be my own experience with the Samsung Galaxy S2 (or S [...]
The Samsung Galaxy S II, said to be the Android smartphone that gives Steve Jobs cold night sweats and nightmares, is arriving in Canada tomorrow, July 14. It is going on a trip to near-space on Friday, July 15. Its processor has been successfully overclocked from the stock and measly 1.2 GHz to 1.5 GHz and beyond by those who currently own it. It has been selling around the world at a mind-boggling rate of 1 handset every 1.5 seconds.
The Samsung Galaxy S II, indeed, is a most sought-after Android smartphone. It has done all of that–and a little bit more–except one thing: arrive in the United States. Will it ever? And if ever, when?
While this particular beast of a superphone hasn’t hit the US shores yet (unbelievable!), it’s selling like absolute hotcakes overseas, with over 3.5 million units sold in the past 60 days. And this, in and of itself, should be reason enough to take this beautiful piece of hardware, and tear it apart right? Thankfully, i’m not the only one that thinks this way – and the kind folks over at ABI Research have taken the liberty to tear it apart to see what sort of magic is inside.
Anyway, their tear-down revealed some very interesting things, among them that Samsung has incorporated technology that has never been used before — in any device. [...]
Despite the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S II is continuing its ascent to the top of the Best Superphone list of 2011, it’s still yet to be received in the USA. To further compound this embarrassing situation, Canadians will be receiving it as early as 5 days from now, on July 14, at several of the major carriers there – marking the first time in history that Canadians receive advanced hot tech before their partners to the South.
Getting to the matter at hand, there has been a great deal of speculation as to why it hasn’t come to the world’s largest smartphone market – the USA. Is it because demand is outstripping supply? Or is it because [...]