The Samsung Galaxy S II arrived in many different forms globally, including AT&T’s second version of the handset, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket. Its debut was in Asia and Europe, and that device sold over 10 million units its first five months of availability there. And while that set a sales record for Samsung, sales didn’t really get stratospheric until the device was released in its many different versions in the US.
Buy the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket starting at $139.99.
Tech hungry American consumers have helped drive the sales figure past the 35 million unit mark globally for all the Samsung Galaxy S II models available worldwide. AT&T originally released a Samsung Galaxy S II that was the most similar to that original best-selling device released overseas, and just recently released their Galaxy S II Skyrocket which runs on their new 4G LTE network. Exclusive to that AT&T 4G LTE wireless system, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket retails for $139 at select AT&T authorized retailers with a standard two-year activation and data plan.
The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket was designed in a very familiar smartphone form factor, and arrives as a black, rectangular slab. Delivering Android’s 2.3.6 Gingerbread operating system out-of-the-box, the handset is average in size and shape when compared to all other 4G handsets. The 4.50 inch screen is above average in size, and employs Samsung’s own Super AMOLED Plus display technology and 207 pixel per inch pixel density. That delivers an overall resolution of 480 x 800 pixels to the capacitive multitouch screen, and a full 16 million unique colors are rendered. An overlay of protective and scratch resistant Gorilla Glass caps the display.
Samsung has beefed up the processing power approximately 25% from the previous AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II, and the hardware package in the Skyrocket delivers a Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon chip set that includes a dual core 1.5 GHz Scorpion central microprocessor accompanying a graphics dedicated Adreno 220 chip. There are also 16 GB of built-in storage and 1.0 GB of RAM system memory on board. A microSD slot provides storage expansion access.
The standard Samsung Galaxy S II camera package is on board, consisting of a front facing 2.0 megapixel chat cam and rear facing 8.0 megapixel camcorder. That rear device provides video capture at 1080P HD, and the front facing chat cam can also place video calls. The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket for AT&T is one of only a few handsets to deliver NFC tap-to-pay support, and the handset provide wireless connectivity options through both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi access. Facebook, Picasa, Twitter and YouTube social media applications have been pre-installed. Buy the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket starting at only $139.99.