The Samsung Galaxy S II AT&T Android smartphone has already arrived overseas. Sales have been noted in the $700+ retail range for unlocked Galaxy S2 devices, and the unconfirmed retail price is rumored to be between $199 and $249 here in the United States with two year activation. Whatever the price, instant sales are almost guaranteed if you use nothing more than the excitement of former Samsung and Galaxy owners and Android operating system junkies as any indication. Having been pushed back one day to 29 August because of Hurricane Irene barreling up the East Coast, it seems the phone that we have known about for almost half a year continues to delay its arrival into our tech-hungry hands here in the United States.
Operating on the most current Android operating system, 2.3.3 Gingerbread, and delivering pre-packaged Google integration in just about every multimedia and multitasking area, the Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T does not promise any catchy gadget or “first ever” technology. However, Samsung appears to have designed this phone as a very capable and powerful Android smartphone. The design is also reminiscent of the all-too-familiar 4.0 and 4.3 inch smartphones that we see widespread across the mobile landscape today. However, what is uncommon is the thickness and weight of this feature packed device.
Anorexically thin and incredibly lightweight despite the amount of hardware need carries, the Samsung galaxy S2 for AT&T arrives at 8.49 mm in thickness, an amazing technical achievement which delivers thinner than tablet size. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet is the thinnest tablet on the tech landscape at 8.6 mm, and it’s so thin if you turn it sideways you hardly see it. And at only 116 g, this is definitely a phone you won’t mind carrying in your purse or pocket.
While not all specs have been verified, we do know that the 4.3 inch screen is Samsung’s Super AMOLED Plus technology, and true 1080p video recording and HDMI video out is offered. The 1.2 GHz processor is a dual core job backed up with 1.0 GB of RAM memory, and 16 GB of storage space installed, all well above smartphone averages, and easily comparable to the most powerful current Android handsets.