T-Mobile Galaxy S II Price And Release Date Announced

Samsung Galaxy S II was announced and showcased at the MWC 2011 in Barcelona. It was first released in April in its home country – South Korea, followed by other European and Asian countries in May. It took nearly 3 months for Samsung to tweak the device, according to the needs of the US carriers. Last month, Samsung finally announced the much-awaited Galaxy S II in 3 new variants exclusively for the subscribers of AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint in the US.

The AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile’s version of the Galaxy S II is called as the AT&T Galaxy S II, Samsung Epic 4G Touch and T-Mobile Galaxy S II respectively. AT&T and Sprint has already released this amazing device for their customers, but T-Mobile subscribers were left in the dark. Today, T-Mobile finally announced the price, release date and complete specs of its Galaxy S II variant.

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T-Mobile Galaxy S II features a 4.52 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.5 GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor, Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) OS, TouchWiz 4.0 user interface, Swype, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 4G Connectivity, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, etc.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Samsung Kies Air, Android Market, full HTML web browser, DLNA, HDMI out, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, T-Mobile TV, Samsung Media Hub, T-Mobile Video Chat, Zinio, Netflix and Asphalt 6 pre-loaded, NFC-enabled, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi Hotspot and a 1850 mAh battery.

This handset comes with a screen grab feature, which allows you to to take a screen grab of content on the phone screen. The T-Mobile Galaxy S II will be available for $229.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate and a two year service agreement. You can purchase this device online from October 10, followed by T-Mobile retail stores starting October 12.

Samsung Unveils The Windows Phone Mango Powered Omnia W

Samsung recently announced the newest member of its Omnia family, the Samsung Omnia W. This handset is the successor of the not-so-popular Samsung Omnia 7 smartphone. It is the company’s first device, which runs on the new Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Operating System. The Samsung Omnia 7 had a 4 inch display, but Samsung Omnia W comes with a smaller 3.7 inch Super AMOLED display. Check out the complete specs after the break.

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Samsung Omnia W features a 3.7 inch Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 800 × 480 pixels, 1.4GHz processor, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with HD (720p) video recording and playback, VGA front facing camera and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Zune player, Marketplace Hub, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 512MB of RAM, 8GB internal memory, A-GPS, People Hub, Picture Hub, Games Hub, Music and Video Hub, Office Hub, 25 GB of Windows Live Skydrive storage and a 1500mAh battery.

Samsung Omnia W will be available from next month in Italy, followed by other European and Asian countries. The price of this handset has not been announced yet.

Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE Touting A 720p HD Screen Announced

Along with the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE, Sammy also announced the Galaxy S II HD LTE. The HD LTE is similar to the S II LTE, except for the screen. The S II HD LTE is the first Android phone to sport a massive 4.65-inch screen with a 720p (1280×720) HD resolution. This makes the S II HD LTE the first Android phone to have a eye-busting PPI of 316. As its name suggests, the S II HD LTE also supports the blazing-fast LTE network.

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Like the S II LTE, the S II HD LTE is also powered by a blazing fast 1.5GHz dual-core Exynos processor, and packs 1GB of RAM along with 16GB of internal storage capacity. The usual connectivity features like GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, FM Radio, a microSD card slot, MHL port, NFC along with a bunch of sensors like Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor and Accelerometer etc.

The handset runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with TouchWIZ 4.0 on top of it. Like the S II LTE, the HD LTE is also powered by a 1850mAh battery. The Galaxy S II HD LTE will be available under all the three Korean networks SK Telecom, KT Telecom and LG U+. Sammy did not mention anything about the pricing or the availability of the device.

Samsung Galaxy S II LTE Announced; Features A 1.5GHz Dual-Core Processor

Samsung has announced two new handsets in its home-market, the Galaxy S II LTE and the Galaxy S II HD LTE. As the name suggests, both the handsets will support the blazing fast 4G LTE network.

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The S II LTE is a slightly upgraded model of the European version of the Galaxy S II, with a faster 1.5GHz dual-core Exynos processor. The handset also has a bigger 4.5-inch screen with WVGA (480×800) resolution. Compared to the original S II, the S II LTE has gained some thickness (8.49mm vs. 9.5mm) along with LTE connectivity.

The handset also sports the usual Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS with A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, MHL port, NFC, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, and a bunch of sensors to go along with it. There is also 16GB of on-board storage, along with a microSD card slot. At the back of this LTE capable handset is an 8MP camera with an LED flash, with a 2MP camera in the front.

The handset runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with TouchWIZ 4.0 UI on top of it. A beefy 1850mAh battery powers the handset. The Galaxy S II LTE will be available in Korea under the SK Telecom network. The press release from Sammy does not mention anything about the release date of the handset though.

Samsung’s Galaxy S 2 Sales Surpass 10 Million In 5 Months

It was just 2 months ago that the Galaxy S 2 hit 5 million units, but fast forward and now it’s official – the Samsung Galaxy S 2 is an absolute success.

Samsung recently announced that the Galaxy S 2 has shipped over 10 million units in just 5 months of sales. What’s even more surprising, is that these numbers exclude the United States, where the SGS2 has only recently become available on carriers.

In a press release provided by Samsung, JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communication Business stated ‘Since its launch in late April 2011, the GALAXY S II has seen continued sales success, demonstrating Samsung’s industry-leading capabilities in and commitment to the smartphone market‘. Not surprising considering the devices are the fastest selling smartphones in Korea. Ever.

The Galaxy S 2 is also one of the fastest smartphones currently available on the market and receives a lot of updates and support – both official and unofficial. The latest official update brings the device to Android 2.3.4 while unofficial updates allow users to bump to 2.3.5 to bring a host of fixes and new additions.

See below for the official Samsung press release.

Samsung GALAXY S II continues success reaching 10 Million in global sales

Global popularity with customers drives momentum for Samsung’s flagship smartphone

SEOUL, Korea September 25th, 2011 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced that the Samsung GALAXY S II (Model: GT-I9100) has achieved 10 million global channel sales, doubling from five million in just eight weeks.

The GALAXY S II is Samsung’s flagship smartphone device a beautifully thin (8.49mm) and lightweight dual-core smartphone that combines an unmatched Super AMOLED Plus viewing experience with powerful performance, all on Android, the world’s fastest-growing mobile operating system. The next generation smartphone also includes Samsung’s four content and entertainment hubs, seamlessly integrated to provide instant access to music, games, e-reading and social networking services.

Since its launch in late April 2011, the GALAXY S II has seen continued sales success, demonstrating Samsung’s industry-leading capabilities in and commitment to the smartphone marketsaid JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business.

In just five months the GALAXY S II has seen tremendous growth, reflecting its tremendous popularity with customers around the world, who in selecting the GALAXY S II as their device of choice have driven the device’s strong market position globally.

Samsung Galaxy S II Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread Firmware Leaks

It was just a few of days ago, that Samsung started rolling out the Android 2.3.4 update for its best selling smartphone, and the hottest Android phone on the planet, the Galaxy S II.   While officially, Samsung is rolling out the Android 2.3.4 firmware update, unofficially the Android 2.3.5 firmware for the Galaxy S II has leaked online.

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The leaked Android 2.3.5 for the Galaxy S II does bring some new changes, and also improves the performance of an already fast phone. Users over at XDA forums who flashed the leaked firmware ((KI3) are reporting Quadrant scores in the range of 3900 to 4100. One notable change in the new firmware is that Samsung has replaced the bounce animation at the end of a list, with a   blue over scroll glow effect.

Sadly, the leaked firmware still lacks the latest version of Google Talk with video chatting capabilities. Samsung has also removed the USB Host APIs in this firmware, rendering apps like DSLR Controller useless. The USB Host APIs are also missing from the official Android 2.3.4 firmware.

Galaxy S II owners who are interested in flashing this leaked firmware on their handset, can head over to this thread at XDA forums for the required instructions and files.

Samsung Mounts a Full-Blown Offensive Against Apple; Seeks Ban of iPhone and iPad in The Netherlands

Apple first targeted Samsung with patent lawsuits in multiple countries, alleging that Samsung copied several design elements of the iPhone and iPad to create the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab devices.

Samsung has been trying to fight off Apple’s claims, but until now it had been on the defensive. It lost a few important battles when Apple won a couple of injunctions against Samsung, banning the sale of the Galaxy Tab in Europe and Australia.

But now, it seems Samsung is planning to mount a full-frontal assault against Apple. It already filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple in France, and is apparently planning to target the Apple iPhone 5 with patent lawsuits in its home country — Korea.

Today, Samsung also slapped four lawsuits against Apple in the Netherlands, with the first hearing scheduled for September 26. It is seeking a recall of the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, and iPad 2. It claims that these devices infringe on Samsung’s 3G patents, which are related to 3G standards, used by every manufacturer.

For this very reason, it’s very likely that Samsung will have to license its patents to Apple; it can’t seek a complete ban on its products.

Samsung has resorted to suing Apple in many different countries, presumably in order to force it to enter a settlement with it.

The patent wars are getting uglier. Apple currently seems to be winning, but there is no telling what the future might hold.

Samsung Galaxy S II Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread Update Rolling Out Now

The Samsung Galaxy S II is the hottest Android phone on the planet right now. Right from its announcement at MWC, to its global release date, to its much-awaited U.S. release, the phone has impressed everyone. If you have not heard about the phone until now, chances are you are living inside a cave.

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Now, Samsung has started rolling out the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread update for its best-selling Android phone until date. Aside from the minor bump in the Android version, the update does not really bring many enhancements. Some users over at XDA forums report a smoother home screen, and that’s about it.

Sadly, Samsung has not included the newest version of Google talk for Android with video-chatting capabilities. This is quite surprising, considering the leaked Android 2.3.4 firmware for the Galaxy S II had Google Talk with video-chatting capabilities.

Rumors are that Samsung is already working on the Android 2.3.5 firmware update for the Galaxy S II, with some minor tweaks and new features. Hopefully, Samsung will also include GTalk with video-chatting capability in the Android 2.3.5 firmware.

Samsung Galaxy S II owners can use the company’s KIES software to update their phone to Android 2.3.4. Right now, the update is being rolled out in the Nordic region.

3.5 Million Galaxy S II Units Sold In South Korea

Samsung Galaxy S was the most popular Android smartphone of 2010. Samsung has sold more than 10 million units of this handset in less than 6 months. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S II is the most popular Android smartphone of 2011. It is the successor of the original Galaxy S smartphone. Samsung sold 3 million units of this handset in just 55 days and then, Samsung reached another milestone of 5 million units in less than 85 days.

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Samsung Galaxy S II was first launched in its home country on April 28. Even in South Korea, the powerful Galaxy S II is the most popular smartphone. According to MK News, Samsung managed to sell more than 3.5 million units of this handset in South Korea alone. Samsung is currently the market leader in South Korea, with more than 50% market share.

Samsung is reportedly activating 23,000 units of Galaxy S II daily, while Apple is activating only 3,000 iPhones each day in South Korea. Samsung recently announced 3 variants of this smartphone exclusively for the AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint customers in the US. Samsung is expected to reach the 10 million mark by the end of October.

AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S II Coming On 2nd October

Back in the beginning of September, Samsung finally announced the much-awaited and hyped operators’ variants of the Samsung Galaxy S II.

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While, the Sprint version of the Galaxy S II is already available, no specific date was announced for the T-Mobile and AT&T version. In fact, the complete specs of the T-Mobile version of the Galaxy S II were also not fully revealed.

Earlier, it was rumored that the AT&T version of the Galaxy S II would be released on 18th September. However, AT&T never confirmed that date, and as expected, the phone was not available in AT&T stores on 18th September.

Nevertheless, AT&T has finally confirmed via Twitter that the Galaxy S II will finally hit their retail stores on October 2nd, for $199.99 on a 2-year contract.

For the unknown, here is a quick reminder of the Samsung Galaxy S II specs for AT&T. Like the European version of SGS2, the AT&T version also has a 4.3-inch Super-AMOLED+ display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, microSD card slot, MHL port, 8MP camera in the back with a 2MP camera in the front, and a NFC chip. The usual bunch of sensors, and connectivity features are also on-board.