The Samsung Galaxy S II 4G released in the United States on the AT&T 4G network on October 2 is the US version of that handset which most closely resembles the model launched in Europe and Asia that introduced it to the world. It quickly sold 10 million units in its first five months overseas, and since hitting the United States, all versions of the Samsung Galaxy S II both in the US and overseas now total over 30 million units shipped. The Galaxy S II 4G AT&T Android handset comes with Google’s Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread operating system installed, and comes packed with a dual core 1.2 GHz Samsung Exynos processing chip, 1.0 GB of RAM memory, a Mali 400MP graphics processing system and 16 GB of onboard storage space.
It will be interesting to see how the galaxy S II does this holiday shopping season as there are a ton of new phones being released on all wireless networks.
Qualifying not only as a smartphone, but also as a Superphone (screen size of 4 inches or more and at least a 1.0 GHz processor), the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II arrives at the exact 4G smartphone average weight of 4.3 ounces (122 g), and measures 4.96 x 2.60 x 0.35 inches (126 x 66 x 9 mm), also about average for all 4G handsets. The display mentioned earlier is a 4.30 inch Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touch screen that offers 16 million color representation and 480 x 800 pixel resolution. That screen houses light and proximity sensors, and is overlaid by a scratch resistant and glare reducing layer of Corning Gorilla Glass.
Talk time on a single charge is 8 hours, and standby time is 16 days on the1650 mAh battery. Dual cameras are present on the front and rear of the handset, with the front 2.0 megapixel chat cam also allowing for video call capability. That front facing camera can shoot video in 720P HD, and the rear facing 8.0 megapixel camcorder records video in 1080P HD at 30 frames per second. That rear camera also provides autofocus, panorama, smile detection, LED flash capabilities, and a video light. Social media applications Twitter, Picasa, Facebook and YouTube are all pre-installed, and the onboard video and audio players support all major file formats.