Added by Erik West on July 22, 2011
Samsung announced on Wednesday that it plans to release its newest phone, the Samsung Galaxy S II in the US next month.
The Samsung Galaxy S II is a 4G smartphone that features a dual core 1.2 Ghz Cortex-A9 processor, 1 Gb of memory, and a 4.3 inch AMOLED Plus display. This model is a faster, thiner, and lighter version of the popular Samsung Galaxy S, and has sold about 3m units within two months of its release in Japan and Europe.
The Samsung Galaxy S II is expected to be available through major US carriers like Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T and an announcement is expected from the companies within a week.
The Samsung Galaxy S II was launched in Canada by Bell Mobility on Thursday; Bell Mobility is Canada’s second major carrier to offer 4G services in the country. The smartphone as been available in Australia since May.
Other features of the Samsung Galaxy S II include an 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 1080p (HD) video recording, WiFi-N, Bluetooth+HS, and GPS with aGPS support.
Samsung could face tough US competition in August since it is rumoured that Apple could announce the next version of the iPhone, which is widely expected to support 4G. Apple announced record quarterly earnings earlier this week, largely based on sales of about 20m iPhones during the quarter. Samsung says it expects to sell approximately 60m units this year.