The Galaxy S set a Samsung sales standard by selling 10 million units its first seven months of availability, and remains a great seller to this day. That handset was the predecessor to this year’s Galaxy S II which has sold over 30 million units worldwide. When it was first released in Europe and Asia, the Galaxy S II broke the previous record set by the first generation Galaxy S, selling 10 million units in only five months. Now that the Galaxy S II has hit the United States, all four major wireless carriers have announced the release of their own individual version of that popular handset.
The ATT Samsung GalaxyS II is the 4G handset most similar in design to that overseas smartphone, and comes out-of-the-box with Android’s 2.3.4 Gingerbread operating system, measuring 4.96 x 2.60 x 0.35 inches (126 x 66 x 9 mm), and weighing 4.30 ounces (122 g), both average number sets for a current 4G smartphone. The display size is 4.30 inches, and Samsung uses their own Super AMOLED Plus display technology to achieve 480 x 800 pixel resolution and 16 million color rendering. That screen comes with built-in light and proximity sensors that provide auto display adjustment and battery-saving auto shut off.
Buy the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II starting at only $129.99.
Talk time on a single charge of the 1650 mAh equals the 4G smartphone average of 8.0 hours, and standby is 16 days. Samsung decided to go with their own chip makers for the Samsung GalaxyS II for AT&T, guaranteeing maximum compatibility with the other components of the handset, including their Super AMOLED Plus display. The chip set on board consists of a dual core 1.2 GHz Exynos chip that joins a Mali 400MP graphics processing engine and 1.0 GB of RAM memory in the hardware package. 16 GB of onboard storage are also present, and that can be ramped up to 32 GB with the available microSD slot.
As with most handsets these days, the AT&T Samsung GalaxyS II 4G smartphone has cameras front and rear. The rear 8.0 megapixel snapper offers video capture at 1080P HD, and comes equipped with an LED flash, video light and autofocus features. The front facing chat cam can also supports video calls, and records video in 720P HD. YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Picasa social media applications are preinstalled, and the handset supports both HTML and flash web browsing. Buy the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II starting at $129.99.