Sep 26 AT 2:43 PM Edgar Cervantes 19 Comments

T-Mobile reveals Galaxy S II launch date and price


Samsung held the Samsung Galaxy S II event last month in New York, and T-Mobile was the only carrier that did not allow anyone to play around with its variant. Those precious devices were kept under glass, but T-Mobile is now finally ready to release more details about this super-phone, as well as the price and availability.

T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S II will come with a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor and will be packing Android 2.3.5. The device is also Netflix compatible and NFC enabled.

This phone should be nice for watching movies; it sports a 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus display. But we’ll have to wait until Google Wallet comes to other NFC-enabled devices. It’s currently only available for Sprint’s Nexus S 4G. Other NFC-enabled devices will simply have to wait and see when/if it comes around.

Either way, if you want to get your hands on this beast, it will be released October 12. Pre-sales start October 10. The Samsung Galaxy S II comes with a price tag of $229.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate on a two-year contract.

T-Mobile users who’ve been waiting for this device to show up can now start breaking those piggy banks! Who’s signing up for one of these?

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T-Mobile Unveils Its Fastest Smartphones: HTC Amaze 4G and Samsung Galaxy S II

T-Mobile USA CMO Cole Brodman details consumer adoption of 4G technology and unveils next-generation 4G devices

SAN FRANCISCO and BELLEVUE, Wash. – Sept. 26, 2011 – Today at GigaOm Mobilize 2011, T-Mobile USA Chief Marketing Officer Cole Brodman outlined the company’s ongoing efforts to fuel consumer adoption of mobile data through increased speeds of America’s Largest 4G Network®, rate plans that make mobile data more affordable, and new devices that take advantage of the company’s faster 4G network and value.

Unveiled during the T-Mobile keynote address at Mobilize 2011, the HTC Amazeâ„¢ 4G and Samsung Galaxy Sâ„¢ II will be T-Mobile’s fastest smartphones and the first smartphones to take advantage of T-Mobile’s faster 4G (HSPA+ 42) network technology. The new smartphones will allow customers to browse the Web faster than on the average home Internet and are showing average download speeds approaching 8 Mbps with peak speeds around 20 Mbps on T-Mobile’s 4G network1 . Both smartpthones are expected to be available next month.

In addition, T-Mobile today announced the T-Mobile ® Sonicâ„¢ 4G Mobile HotSpot, the company’s fastest 4G (HSPA+ 42) mobile hotspot, providing customers with access to T-Mobile’s fastest 4G speeds on up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices. America’s Largest 4G Network, which is now faster than ever with the 4G technology of HSPA+ 42, reaches more than 170 million Americans in more than 150 markets throughout the United States.

“These new products unlock the full potential of our faster 4G network and deliver the best experience yet for watching video, surfing the Web, and creating and sharing content on the go,” said Cole Brodman, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA. “A 4G connection delivers a much improved experience, which entices consumers to do more with the devices they carry. We’ve seen that first hand; customers with 4G devices on our network consume roughly three times as much data compared as those with 3G devices. Smartphone buyers are increasingly looking for built-in 4G capability, and we’re offering what we believe is the best 4G product portfolio in the industry.”

HTC Amaze 4G

Exclusively available from T-Mobile, the HTC Amaze 4G features the most advanced camera experience of any smartphone and is the latest in T-Mobile’s family of advanced camera smartphones. The HTC Amaze 4G is equipped with an 8-megapixel camera and 1080p HD video recorder, a backside illuminated sensor for improved low light performance, zero shutter lag and a dual LED flash, as well as advanced digital camera features, including:

SmartShotâ„¢, which captures five photos and creates the best shot using clear faces with smiles and no blinking.

PerfectPicsâ„¢, which is a separate album in the gallery created by scoring and filtering the best photos to the surface. PerfectPics prioritizes photos by using criteria such as important calendar events, the presence of faces, and overall picture quality.

Additional innovative camera features first introduced on the T-Mobile myTouch® 4G Slide such as SweepShotâ„¢, ClearShot HDRâ„¢ and BurstShotâ„¢.

The HTC Amaze 4G also enables high quality video recording with a full HD 1080p camcorder and an embedded video editor. Customers can instantly capture quality photos and videos with a dedicated camera button and T-Mobile’s first direct-to-camcorder button. Sharing photos is easy with one-touch access to post to Facebook®, Picasa ® or Flickr ® – all at 4G speeds.

The device runs on Androidâ„¢ 2.3.4, features a Qualcomm® Snapdragonâ„¢ S3 Processor with a 1.5 GHz dual core CPUs, and offers the HTC Sense user experience. With support for T-Mobile TV, HTC Watch and additional apps and services, the HTC Amaze 4G is excellent at keeping customers informed, connected and entertained using its gorgeous 4.3-inch qHD super LCD multi-touch display. The powerful handset will also include NFC capabilities for wireless searching, information sharing and, in the future, mobile payments.

Samsung Galaxy S II

T-Mobile today also revealed additional details about the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 Processor with 1.5 GHz dual CPUs, running on Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) and NFC enabled, the Galaxy S II will offer T-Mobile customers speedy access to their favorite movies, TV shows, websites, games, applications and more.

The smartphone also acts as a mobile entertainment center with quick and easy access to thousands of premium movies and TV shows through Netflix®, T-Mobile TV in Mobile HD2 , Samsung Media Hub and YouTube ®. The Galaxy S II rich entertainment features and experience are further enhanced with a 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus touch screen –the largest screen available on a T-Mobile smartphone. With DLNA compatibility and HDMI out, this media powerhouse also offers the ability to view content on a compatible HD TV.

T-Mobile Sonic 4G Mobile HotSpot

The Sonic 4G Mobile HotSpot is T-Mobile’s fastest mobile hotspot, providing access to T-Mobile’s 4G (HSPA+ 42) network for up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices including iPads, music players, gaming consoles, laptops, cameras and eReaders, among other devices, all from virtually anywhere. Manufactured by Huawei, this sleek and ultra-portable on-the-go network hub weighs just 3.88 ounces, making it easy to slip into a pocket, backpack or purse. Whether staying connected on the go with colleagues and clients or providing a family Internet hub at a vacation spot or in the car, the T-Mobile Sonic 4G Mobile HotSpot is a device that uniquely complements the company’s existing lineup of mobile broadband devices on America’s Largest 4G network.

As an added benefit, the Sonic 4G Mobile HotSpot comes equipped with an SD card slot that accommodates up to 32GB of expandable memory, enabling customers to share and save photos, documents, videos and more with their family and friends also connected to the Mobile HotSpot. The Sonic 4G also features an OLED display to show signal strength, number of devices connected, number of unread text messages, connectivity to the internet, battery level and network connection type.


The HTC Amaze 4G and Galaxy S II are expected to be available in an exclusive online pre-sale via beginning Oct. 10 and are expected to be available at T-Mobile retail stores and select dealers nationwide starting Oct. 12. The HTC Amaze 4G is expected to cost $259.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with a two-year service agreement and qualifying Classic voice and data plan. The Galaxy S II is expected to cost $229.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with a two-year service agreement and qualifying Classic voice and data plan.

The T-Mobile Sonic 4G Mobile HotSpot is expected to be available in October at T-Mobile retail stores and online at

T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network, including increased speeds, not available everywhere. See coverage details at

1 Based on average download speeds on T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ 42 Mbps network in four major markets.

2 Mobile HD TV can deliver a bit rate of 800kbps and 16:9 resolution; the bit rate and resolution you experience will vary based on many factors, e.g., programming, network connection, and device.

Via: Android Central

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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    • R.S

      That’s pretty much what I’m doing.

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  • NoGo

    This thing is overpriced, not to mention its the least acttractive of the 3 carrier versions

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      and its a gay phone
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    • Bill

      mail-in rebates SUCK.

  • 1RedOne

    I like the Galaxy series of phones but my G2 still feels fresh, new, and powerful. And has a hardware keyboard.

  • J L Mundell

    I’ve been following news of this phone since April. At last it’s coming to T-Mobile and I like the look of the specs. A bit pricey, especially compared to Sprint’s version (on Wirefly), but maybe some deals will be available.

  • kwills88

    I should be happy and overjoyed, but after seeing the samsung galaxy s2 lte phones, I kinda got depressed lol, nonetheless I will finally be able to upgrade from my g1

  • Nathan

    Well finally! How long did people wait for this thing? But anyway it’s still one of the best phone out there “now”.

  • Me

    Hmm choices, choices, either this or the Amaze 4G or the yet announced Nexus they better hurry and announce real specs for the new Nexus, come on Google!

  • Gilghemesh

    This phone had the unfortunate timing of getting launch date and pricing right after Samsung announced Galaxy S II HD LTE. No I do not want a Snapdragon SoC with a WVGA resolution. I will wait for a version of Galaxy S II HD LTE. I really want a 1280×720 screen.

  • Gio

    I waited so long for this, and I am glad Magenta is getting two great phones for the season, but I am sorry I am all about the Prime, just the name is so cool Nexus Prime, maybe it will come with the Matrix of Leadership too, ;-) LOL

  • Mark

    BOOOOOOO!!! Take off the Touchwiz and we have a deal.

    • BiGMERF

      i agree. With yoou buddy!

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  • Guy Bailey

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    Then again, If the NP is as good as I think it’s going to be then I might hop into bed with Verizon just to get it.

  • Jorge89

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  • PacoBell

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  • Chand Sohail

    I Like this mobile, what is it price in Pakistan & when it will be launched.