Samsung Galaxy S 2 confirmed for Verizon in July [UPDATE: Nope]

Verizon offering Samsung Galaxy S II in July

Well, folks, get ready for one of the best phones we’ve ever laid eyes on to land in the US soon. The Samsung Galaxy S 2 is hands down the best Android phone we’ve ever seen, with the specs that could make it the best smartphone ever made, and now its coming to Verizon Wireless in July.

The handset will debut with the name the Samsung Function, but there’s no official release date for the superphone yet according to a Verizon spokeswoman. Luckily, it looks like Samsung will be doing the same thing as the original Galaxy S and release the device on multiple carriers, just like we had previously heard. We still haven’t heard anything about T-Mobile receiving the handset but we can only hope that this means Magenta will get the “Pro version” somewhere along the line.

After months of criticizing Samsung for sub-par hardware and an ugly custom UI on its Android phones, I have done a complete 180 about the company. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the only tablet device I would consider purchasing anytime soon, and while I still love my T-Mobile G2X, the Galaxy S 2 would be worth giving it up if it landed on T-Mobile.

The Galaxy S 2 is a super slim device with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, and Android 2.3.3 with TouchWiz UI. Upcoming phones like the HTC Sensation may have a higher resolution display, but you really have to hold the Galaxy S 2 to get a feel for how superior the device is to anything you’ve seen before.

So we have one carrier who has officially let the cat out of the bag, and hopefully the rest will follow suit soon. If you’re looking for a high-end phone to upgrade to on Verizon, here’s my advice: screw LTE – it’s too immature right now. Grab this phone when it lands in July. That is all.

If you haven’t gotten a chance to read it, check out our official Galaxy S 2 review here.

[UPDATE: Apparently none of this is true. A spokesperson clarified the miscommunication stating that the LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 would be available in July, and not the Galaxy S 2. While we still remain hopeful that we will see the handset land in the US sometime, it likely won’t be in July. ] [via: MobileBurn]

[Via: ComputerWorld]

  • http://www.facebook.com/sang.chun1 Sang Chun

    ya but galaxy s2 LTE  will come out soon at sametime when Iphone 4GS LTE come out. Galaxy2 LTE will have 1.5ghz dual core since new iphone planning to come out with higher than 1.2 ghz dual core. Samsung will have galaxy s2 LTE around Sep in Korea. so my guess is it will be release on jan 2012 in US. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Walsh/5000529 Thomas Walsh

    Please tell me your kidding about this phone not having LTE. I owuld rather them hold off releasing it so they can get LTE in there instead of pushing it out the door early. I REALLY hope you are wrong about it not having LTE. Having played with the Thunderbolt and experiencing the speed difference between that and my Incredible, it is hard to go back to 3g.

    • Christephormorris

      for all you people complaining about no 4g do you actually live in an area that has 4g cuz most can say they dont and wont till 2013 so when there next 2 year upgrade is available then they can get a 4g phone

  • Anonymous

    I think it will launch without LTE and that actually makes it a tough decision for me. The Galaxy S2 is the best phone on the market right now but I’m not comfortable committing another two years to a non-4G LTE phone on Verizon. 

  • Mat

    This is getting more annoying by the minute.  This phone should be out already yet not only is it not but they are taking all the goodies out of it; NFC now LTE … what’s next ???

  • Rick

    Excuse me? No 4G LTE? I live on 4G LTE now (Pantech UML 290).  If the latest offering with a DUAL-CORE processor has no 4G LTE, what is the point?  Dumpster.  Why would you commit yourself to a non-4G phone for two years!?  If no 4G, no buy for me. I’ll have to wait for the Motorola Bionic… 

    • Christephormorris

      rick your not smart some people dont and will not have 4g till 2013 so why would someone buy a 4g phone if they wont have 4g for a couple years go complain somewhere else

      • Ty

        It took me like 5 minutes to figure out what you were saying.  Please use periods and commas.  Also I believe he is completely right in this matter, why you buy a non 4G phone.  If you look at Verizon’s LTE coverage is growing very fast, many smaller cities have LTE(I’m in one); all big cities have coverage.

      • Ty

        It took me like 5 minutes to figure out what you were saying.  Please use periods and commas.  Also I believe he is completely right in this matter, why you buy a non 4G phone.  If you look at Verizon’s LTE coverage is growing very fast, many smaller cities have LTE(I’m in one); all big cities have coverage.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Blake-Gaspard/1675822141 Blake Gaspard

    Seems like we share the same first name and both grew up in the golden triangle (nederland for me) nice to meet you.

  • Big Mike

    Have you guys seen how fast this phone is?  Go to youtube and look at the reviews.  I think it will be faster than any other phone without 4G LTE.

  • Big Mike

    Have you guys seen how fast this phone is?  Go to youtube and look at the reviews.  I think it will be faster than any other phone without 4G LTE.

  • http://twitter.com/jasonjflaherty Jason Flaherty

    Sheesh… I’d love one of those phones. New every two is coming up in 2 weeks. My droid is done. http://jasonflaherty.com

  • guest

    for the love of god, take this article down.  i don’t want it in my search results.

  • Deletestupidarticles

    NICE ARTICLE BRO. VERY INFORMATIVE.

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