Arriving in November of last year on the AT&T 4G LTE network, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket 4G Android smartphone is still a consistent seller for AT&T and Samsung. That is due to the fact that the handset, even five months after its arrival, delivers one of the fastest processors in the entire 4G smartphone marketplace. To make its central processor even more effective, Samsung added a graphics dedicated chip that frees up the CPU for all non-graphics related operations. The overall feature set compares very favorably to those handsets at the high end of the 4G spectrum, and just recently became more attractive. AT&T recently reduced the retail price of the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket to $99 with a standard new two-year activation and data plan at select retailers.
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With a profile thinner than most every 4G handset at 0.37 inches (9 mm), the handset is average in overall size and less than half an ounce heavier than the typical 4G smartphone. The display on board is definitely above average in size, at 4.50 inches. That Super AMOLED plus screen delivers a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, displays visuals in more than 16 million different colors, and is protected by an overlay of scratch resistant and glare reducing Gorilla Glass.
In the hardware package, 1.0 GB of RAM system memory joins 16 GB of built-in storage and a microSD slot, as well as a Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon microchip set. That microchip package includes a dual core 1.5 GHz Scorpion central processing unit and the above-mentioned Adreno 220 graphics chip. Delivering Facebook, Picasa and Twitter social media applications for quick access out-of-the-box, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket provides video capture at 1080P HD resolution with their rear mounted 8.0 megapixel camcorder. Low light video capture with this device is available thanks to the LED flash and video light on board. There is also a front facing 2.0 megapixel chat cam on board, and that device can record video at 720P HD resolution, while also allowing for video calls.
Active noise cancellation is integrated into the handset’s dedicated mic, and voice dialing, voice calling and other voice commands are supported by the onboard speakerphone. Video out is delivered through wireless DLNA and wired HDMI technology, and the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket was one of the first handsets, and still one of the few handsets, to deliver Near Frequency Communications (NFC) support out-of-the-box. Buy the Samsung Skyrocket starting at $99.