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]