Aug 26 AT 12:26 PM Nick Gray 12 Comments

LTE Samsung Galaxy S II, LTE Tab 8.9 to debut next week with 1.5 GHz dual-core processors


According to recent reports, Verizon will not be launching the Samsung Galaxy S II here in the US market. While that news is certainly disappointing, it looks like Verizon may have chosen to skip the SGSII for something even better. New details indicate that Verizon and Samsung are prepping an LTE variant of the Galaxy S II with a larger 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth, a single LTE/WCDMA/GSM multi-band radio, 8MP camera with flash and a generous 1850 mAh battery to keep the phone running for more than just a few hours.

If you’ve been waiting for the Galaxy Tab 8.9, we have some good news for you, too. A second rumor indicates that Samsung is also working on an LTE version of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 that also features a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. All other specs for the LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 are expected to be the same as the WiFi-only version of the Honeycomb tablet.

For now, we don’t know if the processors powering the LTE Samsung Galaxy S II and the LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 will be Exynos or Tegra 2 chips. But we should know soon enough; both devices are expected to make their debuts next week at IFA or Samsung’s press event in New York.

It’s no secret that Samsung’s prepping some incredible devices for this Fall. Are any of you disappointed that these two devices could be exclusive to Verizon’s LTE network?

Via: Android Police

Source: Sammy Hub

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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    Very nice phones indeed.. Look like beasts but I will hold out for more info on the Nexus.. are some pics of the SGS2 just leaked

    • *facesits* nice

      iPhone 5 is coming next month!

  • Nate B.

    Well, a few minutes ago an ad showing the 3 US variants were leaked. They look nice. Can’t wait to see them in video action. I do kind of wish it came out when the NS4G was out. I would of rather snatched that out then went for the Nexus Prime. It is what it is. The Nexus S 4G is still awesome. The Sprint store is in route to home after class so I will definitely walk in there and fondle it lol. I didn’t even do that when the Evo 3D came out, or the Photon. I haven’t done that since the original Evo and Hero when it first came out.

  • dick!

    Fuck Verizon.

  • aj

    Verizon customer. Check
    Not disappointed that these devices might or will be exclusive to verizon. Check
    Happy. Check
    Was disappointed about sgs ll but not anymore. Check

    • cb2000a

      The SG2 is already old by mobile phone standards. I think people will be pleasantly surprised at the Verizon Sammy…and yes you will have to wait a bit longer…but it will be worth it.


    make that the 30th.. delayed a day because of Irene!

  • Nick Gray

    If this rumor turns out to be true, I wonder how long it will take Verizon to actually launch their LTE SGSII. My money is on late November.

  • Richard Yarrell

    My money is on December at best verizon never does anything fast for there customers

    • squiddy20

      …and why do you care again? You’re not a Verizon customer. Go troll somewhere else.

  • adlerrot

    Well I am a gadget nut. Could not wait for the OG droid and still have it rooted with the latest cyanogenmod nightly. I can taste the new phones. Was going to get the Charge or the Thunderbird…. Then the Bionic or the sII. Now that Verizon is going to get a newer Samsung and or the new Nexus , I will probably wait. Also want to see which phone is easily rooted. I really think that NFC is going to be great and am waiting for that in the back of my mind. Nothing wrong with the Droid OG other than it does not have all the newest goodies like 2 cams and a duel processor. wait wait wait!!!!!