Hurricane Irene have slightly delayed the official launch of Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone in the U.S., fortunately Samsung media event at Manhattan push through after the storm. Sammy’s flagship Android Gingerbread smartphone will be available AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint this fall.
From left to right, the Samsung Galaxy II for T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint.
SGS2 will feature Samsung’s Exynos 1.2GHz dual-core processor while utilizing Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread OS along with the latest version of TouchWiz, a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture, a 10 percent larger battery, 4G support, and a Super AMOLED Plus touch screen. Accordingly, AT&T will have the phone version in 4.3-inch display probably since it will bump to Samsung Infuse 4G which is already 4.5-inch according to the carrier while T-Mo and Sprint will have it in 4.5-inch models.
Added features include enterprise-specific with on-device encryption, full Exchange ActiveSync support, and Cisco’s WebEx mobile conference software. DLNA support/MHL HDMI adapter, Samsung’s Kies Air service(which connects the phone to your PC or Mac via Wi-Fi so you can transfer files), 16GB of internal memory and an expansion slot that supports cards of up to 32GB, the ability to capture screen shots by holding the power button and home key, an preloaded video editor application, and more voice command support.
Sprint already revealed SGS2 through a new moniker with Samsung Epic 4G Touch that will go on sale September 16 for $199.99 with a two-year contract.
Unfortunately, AT&T and T-Mobile still have scarce details prior to availability which presumably dated this fall along with pricing but both carriers will keep the Samsung Galaxy S II name.