Launched on October 2 on the AT&T wireless broadband network, the Samsung GalaxyS II is the US version of the overseas Galaxy S II model that keeps truest to its origins. Samsung released the Galaxy S II first in Europe and Asia, where the device rocketed out to sales of 10 million units its first five months of availability. After hitting the United States, global sales of all Galaxy S II devices have topped 30 million units. Recently, AT&T lowered the retail price of their Samsung Galaxy S II 4G Android smartphone to $99 at select AT&T authorized retailers with a standard two-year activation and data plan.
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And while the handset appears rather slim and svelte, the feature set on board is powerful enough that it allowed the Galaxy S II to capture first and second place in the coveted Best New Mobile Device category at this year’s 4G world conference and expo in Chicago, Illinois. With dimensions of 4.96 x 2.60 x 0.35 inches (126 x 66 x 9 mm) and weighing in at 4.30 ounces (122 g), the ATT Samsung GalaxyS II is average in size and weight when measured against other 4G smartphones, while offering a thinner profile than most.
The Samsung Galaxy S II delivers a 4.30 inch Super AMOLED Plus display which represents images and video in 16 million colors, and in 480 x 800 pixel resolution. A light sensor is built into that capacitive multitouch screen, and automatically adjusts the brightness for the best possible experience. A proximity is on board, and delivers a battery saving auto shut off feature, while Corning Gorilla Glass provides a layer of scratch resistance and glare reduction.
Talk time from a single battery charge runs 8.00 hours, the average for a 4G handset, and standby time sits at 16 days. The hardware package on the award-winning Samsung GalaxyS II is anchored by an Exynos C210 set of microchips, including a dual core 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 central processor and a Mali 400MP graphics processing unit. Samsung has included 16 GB of built-in storage, and added 1.0 GB of RAM memory.
The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II offers dual cameras, in the form of a front facing 2.0 megapixel chat cam and rear mounted 8.0 megapixel camcorder. That rear device provides video capture at 1080P HD resolution, and comes equipped with a video light and LED flash for low light operation. That front facing chat cam also offers video call support. Buy the AT&T Samsung GalaxyS II starting at only $99!