Could it be? I can’t believe it. We’ve been following the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S II on US shores for a while now. But time after time, we were disappointed to see the device become available everywhere but here. Europeans and Asians have been able to buy the Galaxy S II for some time, even Canadians and aliens are allowed to get their hands on this phone. But not us. Apparently, Samsung has us on some kind of timeout. But that’s about to change.
Top Samsung executive, Shin Jong-Kyun, told reporters recently that “we expect to release the Galaxy S II in the US market sometime in August.” Hallelujah! That’s less than two weeks away. This fits perfectly with those rumors we heard about the Galaxy S II launching on Sprint in the third quarter.
If you have some doubts about making the Galaxy S II your best buddy, you can read our epic showdown between Samsung’s flagship phone and the HTC Sensation. And you can also feast your eyes on the following specs:
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread (Hurray for latest version of Android)
- 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen with a 480 x 800 pixels resolution
- 1.2 GHz Dual-core XMM6260 processor
- 1 GB of RAM
- 32 GB of internal memory
- 8 MP rear-facing camera with LED flash
- 1080p video recording
- 2 MP front-facing camera
- Wi-Fi Direct support
- NFC chip
- 1650 mAh battery
I can’t think of a single thing that would make this phone better. Except adding some Ice Cream Sandwich goodness to it, of course. It’s truly a shame we had to wait this long. But while you wait for these last few long weeks to go by, entertain yourself with this 12-minute long video of pure Galaxy S II awesomeness.