T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 2 Available October 12by Brian Klug on September 26, 2011 3:12 PM EST
This morning, Samsung officially announced the last set of details surrounding the relatively enigmatic T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 2, which we have been following pretty closely. First up, Samsung has for a second time officially confirmed that the T-Mobile variant includes a 1.5 GHz dual core Qualcomm SoC by making note of it in its press release, with the line:
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 Processor with 1.5 GHz dual CPUs
In addition, DC-HSPA+ 42 Mbps support is still also officially on the spec list. We can also round out our table with the last of the details of all three USA-destined SGS2 variants. Interestingly enough, the T-Mobile variant also has quad-band WCDMA support, including the 850/1900 bands that would make it work on AT&T in the states. The reason for these bands being included is apparently to add support for Telus, which supposedly uses the same hardware.
|USA Samsung Galaxy S II Variants|
|Name||Samsung Galaxy S II on T-Mobile||Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch||Samsung Galaxy S II|
|SoC||Dual-Core Snapdragon 1.5 GHz||Exynos 4210 1.2 GHz||Exynos 4210 1.2 GHz|
|WiMAX + CDMA2000 1x/EVDO||
|Display Size||4.52" SAMOLED+ WVGA||4.52" SAMOLED+ WVGA||4.3" SAMOLED+ WVGA|
|Size||5.1" x 2.7" x .37"||2.7" x 5.1" x 0.38"||? x ? x 8.89 mm|
|Storage||16 GB Internal, up to 32 GB microSD|
|Cameras||8 MP Rear Facing w/LED,AF, 2 MP Front Facing. 1080p Video Recording|
|WiFi/BT/NFC||802.11 a/b/g/n, BT 3.0, NFC||802.11a/b/g/n, BT 3.0||802.11a/b/g/n, BT 3.0, NFC(?)|
|Battery||1850 mAh||1800 mAh||1650 mAh|
One of the most surprising things is that the T-Mobile variant now officially includes NFC support, and will launch running Android 2.3.5. The device will go on pre-order October 10, then for sale at select stores and dealers October 12. The Galaxy S II is expected to cost $229.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with a two-year service agreement.
Source: T-Mobile/Samsung (PDF)