If you’ve been aching and yearning for a Samsung Galaxy S II, but you’re also a Verizon customer, you can pretty much forget it. The carrier has reportedly passed on the Android smartphone in favor of something similar to it. The specifications of the phone in question are reportedly similar or near-identical to those on the Galaxy S II, but will perhaps be branded differently (maybe DROID?).
BGR has learned:
BGR has confirmed with multiple trusted sources that this is accurate — Samsung will not unveil a Verizon-branded GALAXY S II smartphone next week at its New York City launch event on August 29th. Instead, Samsung will take the wraps off of GALAXY S II handsets that will soon launch on T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T.
Even though Verizon isn’t picking up the Samsung Galaxy S II as is, it doesn’t mean that it won’t have a comparable smartphone. There is no way that it’s going to let AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile run away with such a good Android smartphone. In our own review, we thought that it was an excellent handset and are glad to see that it is hitting the U.S. soon.
Maybe if you cross your fingers hard enough, we’ll get a Galaxy S II for Verizon with LTE and easy on battery life. It couldn’t hurt to dream, right?