Consumers in the US usually get all the cool gadgets first, while their counterparts in other countries have to wait for months. Thankfully, there are some exceptions to that rule.
The Samsung Galaxy S, for example, was first launched internationally, and came to the US market only a few months after the initial launch.
Similarly, the Samsung Galaxy S 2, which was first launched in Korea 3 months back, and subsequently in many other countries including India, has not been launched in the US yet.
However, images of a Sprint variant of the Samsung Galaxy S 2 were leaked last week, which seemed to indicate that a US launch was probably near.
Today, Yonhap News reported that Samsung will launch the Galaxy S2 in the US market next month.
“We expect to release the Galaxy S2 in the U.S. market sometime in August,” said Shin Jong-kyun, president of Samsung’s mobile business and digital imaging, at a media briefing.
The Samsung Galaxy S 2 is widely regarded as the best Android smartphone to date. It has blown away the competition and has sold more than 3 million units in less than 2 months of its availability. It is probably the only Android smartphone, which can compete with the Apple iPhone 4, in terms of popularity.
You can check out our comparison of the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Apple iPhone 4: Samsung Galaxy S 2 vs Apple iPhone 4: Comparison
Apple is expected to launch the next version of the iPhone in September. Samsung expects to sell more than 60 million phones this year, including Android smartphones as well as other budget phones.
Like its predecessor, the Galaxy S, it’s likely that the Samsung Galaxy S2 will be launched on all major carriers. Stay tuned. The Droids are coming.