The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket 4G Android smartphone arrived on the AT&T 4G LTE network on November 6 of last year. That handset was one of the first to appear on the AT&T LTE platform, and ramped up processor speed and power by approximately 25% over the previous generation Galaxy S II handsets. All global Galaxy S II handsets have now passed the 50 million unit mark in sales, and the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket still stands as one of the flagship devices on the AT&T network. That handset recently benefited from a retail price reduction down to $59 on contract at select retailers.
Buy the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket for $59.
The handset is soon receiving an operating system upgrade to the Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) 4.0 OS, and the TouchWiz user interface meshes with the Android operating system and supports multitouch, capacitive gestures to navigate the device. The handset is thin and light, measuring 0.37 inches (9.4 mm) thick, and weighing 4.66 ounces (132 g). The Skyrocket delivers a large 4.50 inch Super AMOLED Plus display which renders visuals in more than 16 million different colors, and over 200 pixels per inch. The Galaxy S II Skyrocket has an overall display resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, and standard light and proximity sensors are on board.
Battery single charge performance runs 7.0 hours of talk time and 10.4 days standby, and Samsung chose a Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon to run the operations on board the Skyrocket. That includes a dual core 1.5 GHz Scorpion central processing unit, and a separate Adreno 220 chip that handles all graphics processing. 16 GB of built-in storage are also on board, as is 1.0 GB of RAM system memory. The microSD slot on board accepts up to a 32 GB card size, and provides support for microSDHC cards as well.
The Galaxy S II camera combo is present on the Skyrocket, including a high resolution 8.0 megapixel camcorder on the back of the handset and front facing 2.0 megapixel chat cam. That rear device comes equipped with a video light and LED flash, and delivers touch to focus, autofocus, face and smile detection, geo-tagging, a panorama mode and image stabilizing features, and provides video capture at 1,080P HD resolution. The front facing chat cam can also be used to place and receive video calls.
In the multimedia package on board the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, the built-in music player supports all major file formats and can filter by album, artist or play list, and is joined by a proprietary YouTube video player that is pre-installed. Popular online destinations Facebook, Picasa and Twitter are also pre-installed. The Galaxy S II Skyrocket delivers Near Field Communications (NFC) support out-of-the-box You can currently buy the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket for $59.