Jul 27 AT 11:54 AM Sean Riley 22 Comments

Verizon support confirms Samsung Galaxy S II will be 4G phone [Update: Or maybe not]

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Verizon’s Twitter support account just confirmed to skeptical Verizon customer @sparty569 that the Samsung Galaxy S II coming to Verizon won’t be skimping on the Gs.

The Galaxy S II hardware has been universally salivated over and obviously is absolutely killing it in sales around the globe. We knew after Sprint’s Galaxy S II (the Within, seriously?) passed through the FCC recently that it would come bearing WiMax support. So, it’s not surprising–but certainly a relief–to hear Verizon is following suit with LTE.

As a quick refresher the Galaxy S II is coming stateside next month, but we aren’t 100% certain which carrier is getting it first or if it will launch simultaneously on Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and/or T-Mobile.

We can be quite certain that, within the next 60 days, Verizon customers are going to have the Droid Bionic and the Galaxy S II sitting on the counter right next to each other vying for their attention. Which of these dual-core 4G LTE phones would you take home with you?

Update: Well that was short-lived. @VZWSupport has clarified they were speaking of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G (almost the same thing, right?) and that they have nothing to say about the Galaxy S II at the moment. This certainly takes the wind out of the sails, but at least they didn’t say that it definitely is not 4G. Hope springs eternal.

Via: Droid Life

Source: @VZWSupport

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 5 years and covering mobile for the last 6. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • BiGMERF

    LOL, as i said in the other… I am waiting to see if TMo gets there version…Unless they threw TMO bands in with the ATT version. hmmmm?

  • Galen20K

    Niiiiiccceee! but yea, I’m wondering if the Samsung Hercules will replace the Galaxy S2, or if they’ll come out with both on T-Mobile. hmmmm

  • http://www.niola.net Jon Niola

    NICE! Now only if they would follow Sprint’s example and get rid of all the bloatware then we’d really be set.

    Oh well not like the bloat matters I will have Cyanogenmod on it in no time lol.

  • Tony

    On an unrelated note, even though I really like the new look of the website the text and article show up wayy too big on my monitor. Maybe shrink it slightly smaller and we have a winner ;)

  • YNWA

    Sweet now I have something to upgrade my Droid Charge to! 4G Verizon is pretty awesome, but the ram is a bit low on this phone. Having a dual core phone will be something I can keep for the longer term.

  • Scott

    The tweet you mention was a mistake. They just updated the conversation: https://twitter.com/#!/VZWSupport/status/96264728178987009

    • BiGMERF

      Yup I just saw that too.. LOL

      • aj

        WOW :() GASP!!!. I really hope its still 4g. What is it with the stupid Verizon employess that cant get there devices right. What are they told to lie to us? Then later ooppss let repost that. Seriously get it together verizon employees. Well Heres to still to Wishful thinking

    • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

      Updating now, Twitter foul.

  • aj

    Sorry bionic but unless you have something up your sleeve that can really impress people like myself then Im definitely taking home the SGS II. First im tired of these release dates being thrown around for the bionic. Second unless its webtop features really surprise me then im still getting the SGS II. Third i dont want the pentile screen and I love the Super AMOLED plus screen. But again i will wait for reviews and i will also need to see if the 4g radios change the form factor at all of the device. As long as Verizon doesnt radically change the SGS II. ITS MINE.sorry bionic

  • snowbdr89

    I think ill hold off for the just announced htc vigor heading to vzw with 1.5 dual core. : )

    • Richard Yarrell

      Just announced???? Did we all miss something at best this is only a RUMOR. Can’t blame you for having hope cause god knows Verizon can definitely use this type of device for they’re profolio.

      • squiddy20

        So what? Of all the different theories out there on what it COULD have, all have cited a 1.5 GHz dual core processor. Period. Strength in numbers dumba**.

  • http://www.anthonydomanico.com Anthony Domanico

    Haha… if the Galaxy S2 does not have LTE, I will proclaim it DOA.

    • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

      It may not be dead, but it’ll certainly be taking a knife to a gun fight.

    • Interpol91

      Not really an issue for me since my city doesn’t have 4G LTE service but I can see how it can suck for others. Bring 4G LTE to Tucson!

      • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

        You’ll care by the time these phones are out if you are in Tucson. You’re getting lit up on August 18th.

        http://news.vzw.com/news/2011/07/pr2011-07-26l.html

        • Interpol91

          I’m excited!!! Shortly after posting that comment I browsed the web and found that. Dang it! It better be LTE ready!

  • eddie

    i doubt the verizon SGS II(function) will leave out the 4g… after all bell mobility released the phone with 4g….. and for the bionic the confirmed release date is 08/04/11

  • NickR

    Eddie, care to share your source for this confirmed 8/4/11 release date for the bionic? Last I’ve read, it still stands that no one knows when for sure.

    • eddie

      have some people in the big red, some stores are already getting their shipments…

  • thechad

    good article thanks