Samsung And T-Mobile Announce The Galaxy S II, Coming “This Fall”

We’re watching this event unfold live but T-Mobile has just announced the availability for the Samsung Galaxy S II live “this fall!” We’re updating this post as more details develop!

Exciting news! The Samsung Galaxy S II is coming to T-Mobile this fall! T-Mobile’s Galaxy S II promises to keep customers entertained and connected while on the go via America’s Largest 4G Network. It also has a beautiful 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus touch screen — one of the largest screens available on a Galaxy S II device. More details coming soon!

NEXT GENERATION OF SAMSUNG’S FLAGSHIP SMARTPHONE PORTFOLIO – GALAXY S II – READY FOR U.S. ARRIVAL

Samsung’s fastest selling smartphone in the world coming soon to AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile

DALLAS, August 29, 2011 — Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile)1, the  No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S., today announced the Galaxy S™ II will be available  with AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile starting this fall. The U.S. launch follows the successful debut of the Galaxy S II in Europe and Korea, where consumers bought 5 million smartphones in 85 days, making the device Samsung’s fastest selling smartphone ever. The next generation Galaxy S II portfolio packs industry-leading hardware and software and the latest version of the Android smartphone platform into each device. The Galaxy S II portfolio is highlighted by  Samsung’s own  Super AMOLED Plus display technology, a powerful dual core application processor and a robust array of entertainment, messaging, social networking and enterprise experiences.

“The unveiling of the Galaxy S II is a landmark achievement for Samsung, our carrier customers and consumers,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “Five million Galaxy S II smartphones have been sold around the world and that number increases every day. We believe the cutting-edge design, features and user experience of this innovative device will share the same level of success in the U.S.”

The three smartphones within the Samsung Galaxy S II portfolio are designed with an ultra-thin form factor and brilliant Super AMOLED Plus touch screen display. Recent independent studies showed that Samsung’s Super AMOLED Plus display technology was preferred 2 to 1 over any competing display technology in the market today2, thanks to touchscreen’s ability to deliver brilliant colors with the most contrast, providing a vivid and crisp viewing experience.

All three Galaxy S II smartphones are enabled with 4G3 service for fast connectivity speeds and dual core processors for seamless web surfing, console-like game play and rapid content downloads.

Personalized Customization

The Galaxy S II portfolio features an improved Samsung TouchWiz user interface, providing superior multi-tasking, application management, and customization and includes Live Panel which provides a magazine-like widget view for immediate access to weather, social updates, email, news, photo gallery and more, all of which can be customized on the home screen.  All of the Samsung Live Panel widgets can be positioned and re-sized to create rich, visual home screens and provide one-touch access to the information consumers use most. Touchwiz UI also includes Quick Panel which allows instant access to commonly used device settings like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and other key device features. The TouchWiz UI notification service on the lock screen notifies users to the number of unread or new text messages, and missed calls that have been sent to you on your Galaxy S II. Users get direct access to missed calls and text messages from the lock screen by swiping the notification boxes without having to navigate through the applications menu.

Each of the Galaxy S II devices feature six-axis motion sensing using an accelerometer and gyroscope that support advanced touch screen gestures, including motion to zoom in on images, silence a ringing phone, and even move widgets on the menu screens.

Premium Content

Galaxy S II will also include Samsung’s popular Media Hub movie and TV content service.  Media Hub features thousands of new release and top-grossing titles from major Hollywood studios and leading television networks, including NBC Universal, Paramount, MTV, Warner Bros., CBS and FOX. The content service has added a new feature called Media Hub Show, allowing the user to playback Media Hub content on a TV through an HDMI cable connected to a Galaxy S II dock or HDTV Smart adapter accessory. Users can share purchased to own film or TV content across up to five devices enabled with Media Hub at no additional cost.  Alternate premium video options include Android Movies, Netflix, and others which are available to download from Android Market™.

Samsung’s Social Hub service on the Galaxy S II transfers email, instant messaging, contacts, calendar and social network connections, including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts, into “Feeds” and “Messages” folders that can be either separated into separate tabs or combined into comprehensive lists.

 

Samsung’s Galaxy S II portfolio is powered by the open and innovative Android Gingerbread platform, complete with full support of Google Mobile Services including Android MarketÔ with access to more than 250,000 applications, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk and more.

In addition, Galaxy S II and the Android Gingerbread platform support an array of cloud services including content sync across the Galaxy branded portfolio with Google services (Books, Music, Videos, Email, Calendar) Samsung Media Hub and cloud photo sync through Picasa Web Albums and Google+.

Uncompromised Convergence

The Galaxy S II portfolio offers a number of convergence features to share content in tethered and wireless formats. With Samsung’s All Share application, which enables inter-device connectivity through DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) technology, users can send user-generated video content wirelessly to other DLNA-enabled devices, such as TV’s, monitors and laptops, allowing for an interactive entertainment experience. The TV Remote App, also available through Android Market, transforms the Galaxy S II into a remote control for several top models of Samsung HDTVs. Smart Show and Media Hub Show enables the user to tether an HDMI over micro USB connection to an HDTV to play user generated or Media Hub DRM protected content respectively directly from the Galaxy S II device to the HDTV screen.  Samsung Kies Air service allows users to connect their PC or Mac via WiFi without a preloaded application to easily view and manage your content. Users can transfer files, manage contacts and messages and send SMS from the PC.

Optimal Enterprise Solutions

Galaxy S II integrates a range of enterprise solutions that expand the business capabilities of the devices. The Galaxy S II portfolio provides support for exchange device management policies, offers increased security of data and services and enables mobile conferencing while on the go.  Galaxy S II also features productivity enhancement capabilities such as the ability to create and respond to meeting requests, view, edit, and create Microsoft®-compatible documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, global address lookup (GAL), and more.

Additional enterprise solutions include:

  • On-device encryption of user data
  • Full support for Exchange ActiveSync® version 14
  • Cisco VPN (Virtual Private Network)
  • Sybase MDM (Mobile Device Management)
  • Cisco WebEx mobile conference solution

Additional features of the Galaxy S portfolio include:

  • 8-megapixel Rear-Facing Camera with Autofocus & Flash & 1080p HD Video Recording/2-megapixel Front-Facing Camera: The Galaxy S II portfolio features an 8 megapixel camera with flash and can record video in 1080p HD high profile offering the richest video content on a smartphone. Plus, the front-facing 2 megapixel camera provides video chat capabilities for personal and business communication on-the-go. Galaxy S II supports popular video conferencing services like Skype, Fring, Qik and Tango.
  • Voice Talk: The Galaxy S II Voice Talk feature allows users to give their Galaxy S II device voice commands, including voice dial, text message, navigation, music, Web browsing and search. When docked into the car dock, the Galaxy S II automatically defaults into Voice Talk mode.  Users can instantly activate the Voice Talk application by a long press on the search key.
  • Task Manager: View and close the applications users have active, what items have been downloaded and check on memory usage via the Task Manager widget.
  • Screen Capture Feature: Users can easily take a screen grab of the phone screen by pressing the power button and the home key simultaneously.
  • Memory: All three Galaxy S II devices offer 16GB of on-board memory, as well as a microSD card slot that supports up to a 32GB memory card.

Premium Accessories Portfolio

A host of premium Galaxy S II accessories, including convenient solutions for docking, convergence, and backup battery charging will be available for each smartphone, providing users with an enhanced mobile experience.  A multimedia dock is the perfect smart accessory, allowing users to transform their Galaxy S II into a home stereo by connecting speakers or plugging it into a home entertainment system via the 3.5mm stereo connector. Its ability to orient with the phone while docked makes it easy to view content in portrait and landscape mode, while the auto-launch of its Desk Dock UI makes for easy access to music, video and other applications.

Additional accessory solutions include:

  • Vehicle dock: The dock charges the phone while docked to ensure uninterrupted GPS usage on long car rides. The dock is windshield or dashboard mountable and includes the sophisticated Vlingo Voice Talk, allowing users to enjoy hands-free control of their Galaxy S II.
  • Battery charging stand with spare battery: This charging solution ensures a backup battery is always on hand, while providing a convenient kick stand for the Galaxy S II.
  • HDTV Adapter: The HDMI adapter supports HD video up to 1080p from the phone to an HDTV, projector, or monitor. Use on the go to connect the Galaxy S II to a TV, monitor, or projector to view purchased Media Hub content, videos, presentations, games, or internet on a big HD screen, or listen to downloaded music from the phone on a home entertainment system.

 

 

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  • Anonymous

    Officially gonna buy this

    • J-Hop2o6

      I might.. and then get the Nexus Prime/3 (hopefully the rumored specs are close) once I save up enough, since I might not be able to get it subsidized via upgrade.

      • Navy

        The wackest press event ever, no release date or specs for Tmo’s GSII. Now that is bullshit. This was the most hyped, and turned out to be a dud. Give us info tmo, what are you hiding.

  • Anonymous

    How am I the only comment on a gs2 article??

    • That is pretty disappointing

  • Anonymous

    4.52″ eh?

  • DroidDev

    Looks like your boy DroidDev was on the money with his previous posts.  :)  You can thank me later.

  • Anonymous

    i’ll wait for the Nexus3…..i’m good with the Nexus S……no rush

  • Anonymous

    i’ll wait for the Nexus3…..i’m good with the Nexus S……no rush

  • Anonymous

    i’ll wait for the Nexus3…..i’m good with the Nexus S……no rush

  • Anonymous

    i’ll wait for the Nexus3…..i’m good with the Nexus S……no rush

  • Anonymous

    i’ll wait for the Nexus3…..i’m good with the Nexus S……no rush

  • Anonymous

    Fall:( Amazing new none the less but hoped for a Sept launch. If the Prime goes to Verizon, I’m getting this.

  • Anonymous

    Fall:( Amazing new none the less but hoped for a Sept launch. If the Prime goes to Verizon, I’m getting this.

  • Anonymous

    Fall:( Amazing new none the less but hoped for a Sept launch. If the Prime goes to Verizon, I’m getting this.

  • Anonymous

    Fall:( Amazing new none the less but hoped for a Sept launch. If the Prime goes to Verizon, I’m getting this.

  • Anonymous

    Fall:( Amazing new none the less but hoped for a Sept launch. If the Prime goes to Verizon, I’m getting this.

  • Asdf

    What does “this fall” mean?

  • Asdf

    What does “this fall” mean?

  • Brian Richards

    IT really really has to have a battery that can make it until bed time under business use. Pretty please with ice cream on top.

  • reaXion

    Could care less. Wife works for them here in Dallas and we’ve had it at home for 2 weeks.  Nothing impressive.  In fact I hate the large screen size.  The battery life is decent though  Much better than the galaxy 4g

    • Dave

      You could care less? How much less could you, in fact, you care? Since you hate it so much why don’t you send it up here to me.

  • Dantess9990

    ugly ass phone gonna buy the European version

    • GALAXY S 3 coming soon in europe

  • Anonymous

    where is the advanced signup page so i can take care of this now?

  • Anonymous

    where is the advanced signup page so i can take care of this now?

  • What happened to the burn-in issue on the s2? Is that still a problem with AMOLED? If so, then I will probably skip this phone.

  • What happened to the burn-in issue on the s2? Is that still a problem with AMOLED? If so, then I will probably skip this phone.

  • whosaidwhat

    Hmm…No mention of NFC?

  • AlealeG2

    Forget this I am waiting on the Iphone 5. My G2 hasn’t gotten its 2.3 update. (Its funny that I bought this phone since its stock android so I can get all the updates but that was a total fail.) Plus Samsung has been bad with updates on their phones. My only hope of sticking with android would be getting the Nexus Prime…but it has been said the Nexus Prime will be exclusively for Verizon. Looks like im jumping ship to iOS  IF it arrives to tmobile.

    • Anonymous

      I am for sure jumping ship to get the iPhone which is supported throughout the life of the iphone (hopefully). I have the Vibrant, and how many months did it took for us to get updated to Froyo… sheesh!

      But I do like the specs of the Samsung Galaxy II tho.

    • Ch1ma3ra

      I don’t think it’s Samsung’s fault. The SGS2 European version has gotten a lot of updates since it’s release. I think it’s more of the carriers fault.

    • Ch1ma3ra

      I don’t think it’s Samsung’s fault. The SGS2 European version has gotten a lot of updates since it’s release. I think it’s more of the carriers fault.

    • Ch1ma3ra

      I don’t think it’s Samsung’s fault. The SGS2 European version has gotten a lot of updates since it’s release. I think it’s more of the carriers fault.

  • Anonymous

    They just said they will have the Exynos processor. That’s good news. What
    about price though? Have to wait for T-MO to announce that.

  • Jon76

    Wait for the Nexus Prime: pure Google experience, 1025 x 768 Amoled and Android Ice Cream

  • Cybersedan

    I’m gonna wait to see this in person, I’m still thrilled with my Sensation, and figured I wouldn’t upgrade until an ice cream sandwich phone came to T-MO.  But I’m excited to see this in person, minds are made to be changed :-).

    • I feel the same way…..Have you rooted your sensation?

      • Cybersedan

        I haven’t rooted it yet, still loving just the stock build, running Launcher Pro, is it much better after rooting?

        • Kenny Otero

          I have not rooted my mine yet either…..I like the stock build too, there is a little bit a lag – but great improved since the recent OTA update. I really just want to root it in order to take the bloatware off and to take advantage of programs like Titanium Backup. Someone else told me not to expect it to be much faster without a custom ROM, but I like the Sense UI and the little lag I do get may not be worth taking the chance with a custom ROM. Since the root process is through HTC I feel more comfortable with it not bricking my device. 

        • Kenny Otero

          I have not rooted my mine yet either…..I like the stock build too, there is a little bit a lag – but great improved since the recent OTA update. I really just want to root it in order to take the bloatware off and to take advantage of programs like Titanium Backup. Someone else told me not to expect it to be much faster without a custom ROM, but I like the Sense UI and the little lag I do get may not be worth taking the chance with a custom ROM. Since the root process is through HTC I feel more comfortable with it not bricking my device. 

  • dom

    People are so chipminking ridiculous with the NFC shit. Get the fuck over it, you can’t even use the technology yet so why make such a fuss over it. Just stfu and get a phone that has it. Anyways, most importantly 42mbps?

  • Please have qhd….nah, still get the Nexus Prime.

  • Anonymous

    Every carrier states exact release dates but T-Mobile has to be different and just say “this fall”.

    /facepalm

    • Rashad3G

      If you think T-Mobile owes you a release date or pricing, they don’t.

    • Rashad3G

      If you think T-Mobile owes you a release date or pricing, they don’t.

  • poop

    I would have thought the Samsung galaxy s2 would look different from each carrier but it doesn’t kinda disappointed.

  • poop

    I would have thought the Samsung galaxy s2 would look different from each carrier but it doesn’t kinda disappointed.

  • Aaron Blain

    Of course TMO gets screwed out of an exact date….so stupid should have been “coming this FAIL”

    • Rashad3G

      If you think T-Mobile owes you a release date or pricing, they don’t.

      Yes I was bummed to, but remember, Verizon isn’t even getting this phone. So you need to turn off your computer, sit down, and relearn your ABC’s before you call out fails again.

    • Rashad3G

      If you think T-Mobile owes you a release date or pricing, they don’t.

      Yes I was bummed to, but remember, Verizon isn’t even getting this phone. So you need to turn off your computer, sit down, and relearn your ABC’s before you call out fails again.

      • Aaron Blain

        Verizon isn’t getting a GS2 phone because they are getting the Nexus Prime….you should pulling your head out of your butt before make comments like that.

  • BigMixxx

    meh, I’m sticking with my G2x until something better comes along…

    • Izzybrexx

      Yea me too…my g2x still has froyo..smh..but gets the job done

      • Anonymous

        Why? Gingerbread is released for it bro…smh.. Just do it manually

  • Silk7412

    Not gonna buy another phone until i know the devil (ATT) is not getting Tmobile. and before someone says”it already a done deal”. This is not over until the person with a weight problems sings!!

    • Metoomany

      HA- I gotta give you credit for being so FNG politia=cally and socially carefully correct…
      HA, my side hurt and I’m oh HA never mind thumbs up

  • 30014

    Sprint releases on Sept. 16 and at&t on Sept. 18. Tmo would be smart to release in the same time frame to maximize sales potential. They dont want the wow factor to die down before they release it.

    • Cybersedan

      That would make good business sense, why give the competition a huge head-start especially when you’re battling from behind.

    • Cybersedan

      That would make good business sense, why give the competition a huge head-start especially when you’re battling from behind.

  • Anonymous

    The official press release (posted on engadget) for T-MO says “We look forward to sharing more information in the coming weeks”. In the coming weeks just to share more information? That ticks me off even though I’m happy with my Sensation 4G right now. They don’t say a release date in the coming weeks, only more information in the coming weeks. They may not even announce a release date until close to the end of September (which would go with the rumored late October launch date). I’m so glad I didn’t wait and just snagged the Sensation 4G when it came out, otherwise I’d be really angry. 

    • Mag3472

      My galaxy s 1 was much better than my sensation, so I’m taking it back and waiting for the galaxy s2

  • Anonymous

    The official press release (posted on engadget) for T-MO says “We look forward to sharing more information in the coming weeks”. In the coming weeks just to share more information? That ticks me off even though I’m happy with my Sensation 4G right now. They don’t say a release date in the coming weeks, only more information in the coming weeks. They may not even announce a release date until close to the end of September (which would go with the rumored late October launch date). I’m so glad I didn’t wait and just snagged the Sensation 4G when it came out, otherwise I’d be really angry. 

  • Elliott Richardson

    Unless by this fall meaning late September, its looks like I’ll be a future sprint customer

    • Aaron Blain

      agreed im sick of this TMO chimpmonking crap!

      • Rashad3g

        If you think T-Mobile owes you a release date, I’m sorry to say they don’t.

        I personally want T-Mobile to take their time considering they don’t even have an official name for the device yet.

        • Anonymous

          They won’t be an official name for this device. Samsung confirmed it. T-mobile failed it’s as simple as that.

        • Anonymous

          They won’t be an official name for this device. Samsung confirmed it. T-mobile failed it’s as simple as that.

      • Rashad3g

        If you think T-Mobile owes you a release date, I’m sorry to say they don’t.

        I personally want T-Mobile to take their time considering they don’t even have an official name for the device yet.

    • ChimChum

      Trust me, stay away from Sprint.  Wimax is horrible.  Can’t keep a signal in a moving vehicle, can’t get a signal indoors (unless you hold the phone out the window).

    • Jaygqitalia

      I hate sprint. They hardly have any phones and there network isnt very fast or good. On the bright side , if your a AAA member, you get 15 percent off your bill every month =]

  • looks good, . they should have released sooner

  • Abtexas83

    So anyone think the 10:10 on the clock means anything?

    • Aaron Blain

      good catch….I like that maybe thats when they’ll tell us it comes out in Nov

  • Anonymous

    I have always been a fan of T-mobile but honestly this is bullcrap. Not even a date? I’m seriously
    thinking about going to sprint and get this.

    • Mag3472

      October 18 for t Mobile

      • LindaDavi

        Just after the Verizon Nexus Prime is launched.  Great timing.

        • Rashad3g

          We only have rumors of when the DROID Prime is being launched, no one knows for sure. 

          We don’t even have all the details for the DROID Prime, so how about you calm down a bit?

        • Rashad3g

          We only have rumors of when the DROID Prime is being launched, no one knows for sure. 

          We don’t even have all the details for the DROID Prime, so how about you calm down a bit?

    • TMO IS TOO LATE. SPRINT GIVES $125 SWITCH IN CREDIT FOR EACH LINE PLUS EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS THAT YOU TOO CAN GET WITH SOME TRICKS.  One reason why i can’t switch to sprint or verizon is becos of their phone not being GSM world phone.
      i continue to stay with tmobile becos their phone is gsm quadband, i can take it  after unlocking anywhre in the world, or send it to my relatives there as gifts after gently used.

      • Rashad3G

        So the original Galaxy S II came out in April, and it just came to the US today! Sprint and AT&T had not had it since April.

        The US as a country is late, not just T-Mobile.

        How about learning a thing or two before you post on the internet again?

    • Rashad3g

      I’ve seen an October release date on tmonews many times and even on the T-Mobile roadmap. If your *that* impatient, jump to Sprint for a phone you will see as outdated as soon the the DROID Prime comes out and I’ll keep a lookout for you on Sprint blogs complaining and switching to Verizon.

  • OKDave

    Geez, no release date, no pricing, jjust more crappy “more info coming, keep waiting…” nonsense. What a waste of my time. The Sensation is looking like a reasonable alternative to get off this merry go round, especially if Apple’s suit ends up barring the sales of these things.

    • Rashad3G

      Then get the Sensation and quit complaining.

  • n900mixalot

    Come on T-Mobile! Do you really want to end up selling yourself (and your loyal customers) to the “worst carrier”? I’m just going to ride this out and hope you do what you can to stick around, or to at least make sure we are taken care of and not handed off to the Misses Hannigan of phone carriers.

    The SGS II variant is a step in the right direction! Git r done!!!

  • Diamond_Prince

    WOW EVEN BETTER THEN I THOUGHT!!!! IM SO GETTING THIS AS SOON AT IT COMES OUT IM READY FOR A NEW PHONE I HAVE GALAXY 4G AND LOVE IT BUT GALAXY II IS LOOKING MIGHTY SEXY RIGHT NOW :D. ONLY THING IS T-MOBILES GALAXY II LOOKS LIKE GALAXY 4G. AND AT&TS LOOKS LIKE AN IPHONE. AND SPRINTS LOOKS LIKE T-MOBILES AND AT&TS COMBINED. SO T-MOBILE AT&T AND SPRINT ALL LOOK DIFFERENT BUT I EXPECTED T-MOBILES TO LOOK THE BEST BUT OH WELL IM STILL GETTING IT..

  • Diamond_Prince

    WOW EVEN BETTER THEN I THOUGHT!!!! IM SO GETTING THIS AS SOON AT IT COMES OUT IM READY FOR A NEW PHONE I HAVE GALAXY 4G AND LOVE IT BUT GALAXY II IS LOOKING MIGHTY SEXY RIGHT NOW :D. ONLY THING IS T-MOBILES GALAXY II LOOKS LIKE GALAXY 4G. AND AT&TS LOOKS LIKE AN IPHONE. AND SPRINTS LOOKS LIKE T-MOBILES AND AT&TS COMBINED. SO T-MOBILE AT&T AND SPRINT ALL LOOK DIFFERENT BUT I EXPECTED T-MOBILES TO LOOK THE BEST BUT OH WELL IM STILL GETTING IT..

  • Dime04

    Looks like AT&T got the best looking SGSII and the thinnest at 8.89mm. Such a shame T-Mobile. I’ve never had a reason to leave but this phone on AT&T might just make me. Looks so much like the EU version.

    • Rashad3g

      So none of the specs makes you want the Galaxy S II variant on T-Mobile?
      I remember when a Galaxy S II sheet leaked out naming the codenames for AT&T, Sprint and Verizon and not T-Mobile and everyone was bummed out. Now it comes out, or at least we see it, and your complaining because it doesn’t look like the EU version!? 

      I’m sorry, but if your that swayed by a simple design element within a phone, maybe you should not spend any money on a contract and have a unlocked phone.

  • Navy

    The wackest press event ever, no release date or
    specs for Tmo’s GSII. Now that is bullshit. This
    was the most hyped, and turned out to be a dud.
    Give us info tmo, what are you hiding. Better yet F U tmobile, i rather go to att or sprint. At least they give there customers reasons to stay, insteaf of telling them, its none of your business. They had the same amount of time as att or sprint, but they have no information. All they are doing is installing bloatware and removing things like hotspot. Fu tmo

    • chipmunk

      Looks like a candidate for chipmunking!

    • Rayfinn

      YES YES YES, way too much energy wasted for Tmo to not give any specs…  They really need to get more PRO-ACTIVE or just get absorbed by the BIG A.
      With all the lead up to today one would think that Tmo would have their act together and “TALK STRAIGHT” <- MY PHRASE coined.. TM.  but again they side step it and there is SPRINT GIVING YOU THE "straight talk"… and pricing and DATE of release.  + telling you about an announcement for FRIDAY !   Its looking more and more like TMO is going to just slither into AT&T and be the MUTE in the game,being totally absorbed by AT&T.   I'll get the phone from the carrier that has it out 1st, tired of having my $ sitting around collecting -0 % interest, and realizing the time wasted waiting for Tmo to announce the Phone and specs.

      • Jesus, you two are just like those little kids in the supermarket whining about what kind of cereal they want.

        I know you two are just venting, but suck it up. If your contract is up and you hate T-mobile then i’m sure ATT & Sprint will gladly welcome you.

        • Rashad3G

          I agree.
          T-Mobile doesn’t owe you anything.

        • Rashad3G

          I agree.
          T-Mobile doesn’t owe you anything.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      You little (Navy?) brats are something else.  I remember when there was a question if T-Mobile would even be getting the SGS II.  Now that’s it’s been announced, it’s on to your next whine.

      If you are IN the Navy you need Col. Jessep to visit your ship with a squad of jarheads and code red your sniveling little a#s.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      You little (Navy?) brats are something else.  I remember when there was a question if T-Mobile would even be getting the SGS II.  Now that’s it’s been announced, it’s on to your next whine.

      If you are IN the Navy you need Col. Jessep to visit your ship with a squad of jarheads and code red your sniveling little a#s.

  • Anonymous

    I should be ecstatic about this phone announcement.  Unfortunately I’ve known about it too long and it its not coming out soon enough.  As of right now though I will be buying it…

    I really hope we find out about ICS and the Nexus before 14 days after this thing comes out.

    P.S.
    I saw Planet of the Apes last night and that was a bad a$$ movie!!

    • I’ve seen comments on a few other sites about this notification LED. I’m being serious here with no sarcasm, but what’s the big deal about LED notification?

      • Anonymous

        Its just the fact that its a very inexpensive convenience that they shouldn’t leave off.

    • Zeadaplaya

      The T-Mobile variant has been confirmed to have an LED Notification light.

      • Anonymous

        Show me.

  • LindaDav

    This S II is already outdated with the greatly superior Nexus Prime coming out about 4 weeks after the S II.  Unfortunately, only Verizon will have the Prime.  Looks like it’s bye bye tmo…er AT&T?

    • bryce roseborough

      Verizon gets the droid prime,theres  no word if it is a nexus or not

    • Many phones are outdated by the time they’re released in America, doesn’t mean the product is inferior.

      This is an amazing phone, you’re just here hating and hoping that the Nexus Prime will come out soon. Let the people who actually want this phone enjoy the anticipation.

    • Many phones are outdated by the time they’re released in America, doesn’t mean the product is inferior.

      This is an amazing phone, you’re just here hating and hoping that the Nexus Prime will come out soon. Let the people who actually want this phone enjoy the anticipation.

    • Many phones are outdated by the time they’re released in America, doesn’t mean the product is inferior.

      This is an amazing phone, you’re just here hating and hoping that the Nexus Prime will come out soon. Let the people who actually want this phone enjoy the anticipation.

      • Anonymous

        Enjoy your slow old crap phone with the lame resolution.  I will be enjoying my 1.5GHz  dual core with LTE and a Super Amoled 720p screen.  But thanks for beta testing the S II for us.  Now get back to your mud hut.

        • Rashad3g

          Crap Phone?

          If I’m not mistaken, most phones on the market are still single-core. 

          Oh’ and BTW, remember when everyone hyped up the Nexus S last year thinking it was going to be dual-core? And it wasn’t? 

          Don’t over-hyper yourself again with rumors. We just know that Samsung is making it again.

          Plus, it doesn’t look to be a Nexus device at all. It just looks to be the first phone running Android 4.0. 

        • Rashad3g

          Crap Phone?

          If I’m not mistaken, most phones on the market are still single-core. 

          Oh’ and BTW, remember when everyone hyped up the Nexus S last year thinking it was going to be dual-core? And it wasn’t? 

          Don’t over-hyper yourself again with rumors. We just know that Samsung is making it again.

          Plus, it doesn’t look to be a Nexus device at all. It just looks to be the first phone running Android 4.0. 

        • Rashad3g

          Crap Phone?

          If I’m not mistaken, most phones on the market are still single-core. 

          Oh’ and BTW, remember when everyone hyped up the Nexus S last year thinking it was going to be dual-core? And it wasn’t? 

          Don’t over-hyper yourself again with rumors. We just know that Samsung is making it again.

          Plus, it doesn’t look to be a Nexus device at all. It just looks to be the first phone running Android 4.0. 

        • Rashad3g

          Crap Phone?

          If I’m not mistaken, most phones on the market are still single-core. 

          Oh’ and BTW, remember when everyone hyped up the Nexus S last year thinking it was going to be dual-core? And it wasn’t? 

          Don’t over-hyper yourself again with rumors. We just know that Samsung is making it again.

          Plus, it doesn’t look to be a Nexus device at all. It just looks to be the first phone running Android 4.0. 

        • Anonymous

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        • Anonymous

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    • Anonymous

      There will be a GSM Nexus phone.  They will not make a dev phone, which is what the Nexus line is, in a CDMA version only.  Most of the world uses GSM, not CDMA and Google would not want to alienate the dev community.

  • Raully61

    Any word on compatibility with AT&T’s data network?

  • Great. No release date, no pricing, they didnt even allow people to TOUCH THE HANDSETS. They were incased in lucite. Tmobile, I need an explanation to this. What is it that you guys are hiding? 

    • Rashad3g

      Well considering they don’t even have an official name for the device yet, I would say it wasn’t quite ready yet.

  • Great. No release date, no pricing, they didnt even allow people to TOUCH THE HANDSETS. They were incased in lucite. Tmobile, I need an explanation to this. What is it that you guys are hiding? 

  • Anonymous

    T-mobile version has a notification LED……………….

    Actually NOT… Sprint has..

    • Rashad3G

      Why is it so important to you?
      I know plenty of Blackberries with this feature if you need it that bad.

      Otherwise, take a seat, and shut your trap. Be happy this day finally came.

    • Rashad3G

      Why is it so important to you?
      I know plenty of Blackberries with this feature if you need it that bad.

      Otherwise, take a seat, and shut your trap. Be happy this day finally came.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s hope Nexus Prime won’t be Verizon exclusive as rumored. But now that they skipped SGSII, the rumor may be true. Damn! They may have the Prime before T-Mobile has SGSII!!!!!

  • The Architect(of the Matrix)

    I’m totally bummed that t-mobile is keeping their version under wraps(literally)..

    Well I guess its safe to assume that we’ll have the exynos processor as well.. I really want to know what size battery this baby will be packing.. I believe at&ts version has a 1650mah battery and 4.3in display..

    But the infuse 3g has a 1750mah and 4.5in display, so hopefully the (insert name here) will have atleast that size battery.. I think this will be my next phone, but I need to see some hard specs and vid reviews before I take the plunge..

    Fyi engadget has video of all three versions, sadly though the T-mobile version is under lock and key.. (insert curse word here)

  • The Architect(of the Matrix)

    I’m totally bummed that t-mobile is keeping their version under wraps(literally)..

    Well I guess its safe to assume that we’ll have the exynos processor as well.. I really want to know what size battery this baby will be packing.. I believe at&ts version has a 1650mah battery and 4.3in display..

    But the infuse 3g has a 1750mah and 4.5in display, so hopefully the (insert name here) will have atleast that size battery.. I think this will be my next phone, but I need to see some hard specs and vid reviews before I take the plunge..

    Fyi engadget has video of all three versions, sadly though the T-mobile version is under lock and key.. (insert curse word here)

  • whosaidwhat

    I wonder why t-mobile’s version is locked up.

    • Anonymous

      Because its trash. The snapdragon processor in it is horrible. Doesn’t deserve to be on the same floor as the other gs2s

    • Anonymous

      Because its trash. The snapdragon processor in it is horrible. Doesn’t deserve to be on the same floor as the other gs2s

  • Auser72

    Definitely could have done better Tmobile. Why still leave your customers in limbo, with actual specs and release date.

  • Auser72

    Definitely could have done better Tmobile. Why still leave your customers in limbo, with actual specs and release date.

  • Meagan

    Hopefully Tmobile’s version has all the AT&T bands too.  You know like a FM radio.  You simply choose the mhz you want.  Why wait for Apple to be the first to market a multi-band useful phone?  Then years later say to yourself, why didn’t everyone just do this sooner. 

    Don’t try to tell me its impossible.  Apple invented an iPad.  Years ago, we all would have said its(iPad) impossible to create.  No nothing phases us now when Apple releases amazingly thin multi-purpose products.

    • guest

      windows tablet/slate pc’s existed long before the ipad, apple didn’t invent anything new here sorry! Apple products are great but this whole naive notion about apple “revolutionizing” or “first to introduce”  some mobile form factor and technology that had already been in place is starting to get irritating!!!

      • Rashad3g

        I completely agree. I remember I had an Archos Tablet before the iPad came out.

      • Response to Guest

         Smartphones existed before the iPhone. Tablets existed before an iPad. The difference is that Apple made a smartphone or tablet that was easy for people to use compared to Palm Treos or Windows Tablets or the Nokia Internet Tablets. The same way Nintendo “revolutionalized” gaming by creating easy to use motion controls… only to be outdone by Microsoft a few years later. And technically Apple did “invent” the iPad, just not the tablet.

        • Skillz

          Obviously, you have trouble reading or understanding what you read or maybe you just felt like saying something in Apple’s defense, I don’t know whatever it is you’re going on about…….But, the point made was that; Apple DID NOT invent a new “mobile form factor or technology”, so your little “clever” statement that they did “invent” the iPad means nothing….easier to use or not, as you rightfully stated, smartphones and tablets already existed, point blank, period!! And notice, the disclaimer made in that post that Apple products sure are great, its the noise people make that Apple were the first to introduce a Tablet form factor that is irritating!!! Learn to read and not take things out of context, nobody is trying to bash Apple here, just stating facts!!

      • Response to Guest

         Smartphones existed before the iPhone. Tablets existed before an iPad. The difference is that Apple made a smartphone or tablet that was easy for people to use compared to Palm Treos or Windows Tablets or the Nokia Internet Tablets. The same way Nintendo “revolutionalized” gaming by creating easy to use motion controls… only to be outdone by Microsoft a few years later. And technically Apple did “invent” the iPad, just not the tablet.

  • Oce

    Is anybody besides me ashamed to call themselves a Tmobile customer after this pathetic showing!!!  Double faecpalm Tmo!!!!  

  • Oce

    Is anybody besides me ashamed to call themselves a Tmobile customer after this pathetic showing!!!  Double faecpalm Tmo!!!!  

    • Rashad3G

      Are you serious!?

      Slap yourself. Verizon isn’t even getting this phone! There is no official word that’s press because of the Droid Prime or not, but be happy its coming and they are making sure it doesn’t have any of the problem the Vibrant did.

      • Anonymous

        Its coming but with a weak processor compared to the other SGS2 from other carriers. Can’t wait to hear about T-Mobiles next quarterly losses. My family of 15 will be some of them.

      • Anonymous

        Its coming but with a weak processor compared to the other SGS2 from other carriers. Can’t wait to hear about T-Mobiles next quarterly losses. My family of 15 will be some of them.

  • hey guys and gals, why not go directly at tmobile’s site in facebook and give your complain there and tell tmo why you are making this phone even older. only than, they will know our concerns

    • Anonymous

      I should go to Tmobile’s Facebook and complain about a phone that has already demonstrated that it beats every other phone out there in testing?
      What should I say, “hey tmobile…maybe you should have held off on the Samsung GS II until it had a quad core!!!”. 
      I think maybe you should go to your schools Facebook and complain about how they failed you. 

      • Rashad3g

        I second this.
        Better yet, give me your parents Facebook, I could see how big of a brat you are.

        Be glad T-Mobile had it there. I rather see it behind glass and not ready, then in the hands of people half baked. Cause then everyone would have trashed talked it.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe since tmobile is not getting the iphone they are holding this phone til the ip5 releases so they can tell customers who want to leave and new customers that “this is better than the iphone.”

  • Anonymous

    Maybe since tmobile is not getting the iphone they are holding this phone til the ip5 releases so they can tell customers who want to leave and new customers that “this is better than the iphone.”

  • Anonymous

    Maybe since tmobile is not getting the iphone they are holding this phone til the ip5 releases so they can tell customers who want to leave and new customers that “this is better than the iphone.”

    • Chatter

      While I think (and hope) TMo will get the iPhone 5, you make a very interesting argument for why they may be holding this phone back. It could also be an issue with software (maybe wifi calling) that needs extra time.

      • Anonymous

        Idk if tmobile is getting the ip5 but does apple/att want to deal with 3 -4 million ppl calling them cuz their iphone no longer works?

      • Anonymous

        Idk if tmobile is getting the ip5 but does apple/att want to deal with 3 -4 million ppl calling them cuz their iphone no longer works?

      • Anonymous

        Idk if tmobile is getting the ip5 but does apple/att want to deal with 3 -4 million ppl calling them cuz their iphone no longer works?

      • Anonymous

        Idk if tmobile is getting the ip5 but does apple/att want to deal with 3 -4 million ppl calling them cuz their iphone no longer works?

    • Chatter

      While I think (and hope) TMo will get the iPhone 5, you make a very interesting argument for why they may be holding this phone back. It could also be an issue with software (maybe wifi calling) that needs extra time.

    • Chatter

      While I think (and hope) TMo will get the iPhone 5, you make a very interesting argument for why they may be holding this phone back. It could also be an issue with software (maybe wifi calling) that needs extra time.

    • guest

      U could be right, but if Tmo doesn’t try to get the iPhone i think they’ll be dead if the other 3 major cerriers get it its not hard to realease pentaband phones Nokia has been doing it for years now

    • guest

      U could be right, but if Tmo doesn’t try to get the iPhone i think they’ll be dead if the other 3 major cerriers get it its not hard to realease pentaband phones Nokia has been doing it for years now

    • guest

      U could be right, but if Tmo doesn’t try to get the iPhone i think they’ll be dead if the other 3 major cerriers get it its not hard to realease pentaband phones Nokia has been doing it for years now

      • Anonymous

        They are already dead. DT doesn’t want them. If I had more money I wouldn’t want them either. I don’t understand why oem’s don’t make 1 phone and let users buy it for whichever carrier they choose.

    • guest

      U could be right, but if Tmo doesn’t try to get the iPhone i think they’ll be dead if the other 3 major cerriers get it its not hard to realease pentaband phones Nokia has been doing it for years now

  • Anonymous

    Maybe since tmobile is not getting the iphone they are holding this phone til the ip5 releases so they can tell customers who want to leave and new customers that “this is better than the iphone.”

  • Anonymous

    Maybe since tmobile is not getting the iphone they are holding this phone til the ip5 releases so they can tell customers who want to leave and new customers that “this is better than the iphone.”

  • Kevinmarchibald

    The main things I want hear about the phone other than the release date is whether it’s got the Exnos, HSPA+ 42, AOS 2.3.4, and the larger 1800 mAh battery that the Sprint model has. Without having to wait too much longer after getting that information, I’m also hoping to hear more about the specs and release date of the Nexus Prime, so I can make up my mind whether to get the SG2 or wait for the Prime. Curious about the Amaze 4G/Incredible LTE as well, but won’t wait for that info once I get SG2/Prime details.

  • D4niel

    Too bad about the fact that it has TouchWiz. I wish OEM’s would leave well enough alone. I’m holding out for the next Nexus phone.

  • Bimmerz

    Just in case T-Mobile doesn’t get the Prime, I’ll be keeping a close eye on this one. But here’s hoping what I read on Android Central, is the reason as to “why” T-Mobile didn’t show off it’s version today…

    “T-Mobile kept their variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II under wraps (a glass cube, to be specific). Why, you ask? Well we did ask, and it appears that big T hasn’t officially released full specs, a release date, or even a name for the device. No knock against T-Mobile, really, as we’re firm believers in better late than never, especially when it means putting some final touches on an already stunning device.”

    So here’s hoping that the T-Mobile version has some updated/better specs than the others? Or at the very least, that it does come with LED notification. 

    Even though I suspect that PimpStrong is probably right, that it’s only on Sprint’s version. If that’s the case, not a deal-breaker for me, as NoLED works just fine. =o)

    • Anonymous

      T-mobile didn’t show theirs off along with the others because they didn’t want it to be embarrassed with the POS qualcomm processor they put in it. You guys watch, if they did in fact put that weak snapdragon in it, you will see a huge performance decrease in comparance with the others that carry samsungs own SoC. T-Mobile is making all these bad business moves on purpose which is pretty sad. I think my relationship with T-Mobile might have come to an end unless they get the nexus prime.

  • adds cls

    too bad i wont stay with tmobile since im a EM+ customer…. too good that its available in different companies.

    Now .. nexus prime or S II… i hope prime comes with amoled then im sold no matter the company i have to sign up for.

  • adds cls

    too bad i wont stay with tmobile since im a EM+ customer…. too good that its available in different companies.

    Now .. nexus prime or S II… i hope prime comes with amoled then im sold no matter the company i have to sign up for.

  • adds cls

    too bad i wont stay with tmobile since im a EM+ customer…. too good that its available in different companies.

    Now .. nexus prime or S II… i hope prime comes with amoled then im sold no matter the company i have to sign up for.

  • adds cls

    too bad i wont stay with tmobile since im a EM+ customer…. too good that its available in different companies.

    Now .. nexus prime or S II… i hope prime comes with amoled then im sold no matter the company i have to sign up for.

  • Havoktek

    Let the Samsung onslaught begin. Can you say war of attrition????
    Damn my G2X is looking pretty low tech right now lol.
    Good for TMO to get, even with the merger coming. Stay tuned, this is going to be a fall royal rumble with the new Bionic, iphone5 and Nexus prime.

    • Anonymous

      my g2x doesn’t look low tech. Y does yours?

      • Havoktek

        Figure of speech from hardware lust. Trust I got cyanogen all over this bad boy!

    • Anonymous

      my g2x doesn’t look low tech. Y does yours?

    • Anonymous

      my g2x doesn’t look low tech. Y does yours?

  • Anonymous

    On Saturday my mytouch 4g survived being thrown across the room.
    I am hoping they release this sooner than later because I don’t think I can resist snapping this p o s in half.
    the email client of the samsung is not nearly as good though as Sense email client.
    Unless tmobile announces a newer sense htc phone than I will be getting this and putting my my touch 4 g in the garbage disposal

    • Anonymous

      Lol, I like the mt4g when I had it.

    • Anonymous

      Lol, I like the mt4g when I had it.

  • Anonymous

    On Saturday my mytouch 4g survived being thrown across the room.
    I am hoping they release this sooner than later because I don’t think I can resist snapping this p o s in half.
    the email client of the samsung is not nearly as good though as Sense email client.
    Unless tmobile announces a newer sense htc phone than I will be getting this and putting my my touch 4 g in the garbage disposal

  • Anonymous

    On Saturday my mytouch 4g survived being thrown across the room.
    I am hoping they release this sooner than later because I don’t think I can resist snapping this p o s in half.
    the email client of the samsung is not nearly as good though as Sense email client.
    Unless tmobile announces a newer sense htc phone than I will be getting this and putting my my touch 4 g in the garbage disposal

  • Anonymous

    On Saturday my mytouch 4g survived being thrown across the room.
    I am hoping they release this sooner than later because I don’t think I can resist snapping this p o s in half.
    the email client of the samsung is not nearly as good though as Sense email client.
    Unless tmobile announces a newer sense htc phone than I will be getting this and putting my my touch 4 g in the garbage disposal

  • Anonymous

    That’s not true. They haven’t released a date yet.

  • Anonymous

    That’s not true. They haven’t released a date yet.

  • Nearmsp

    For me a no UMA/Wi-Fi calling will be a deal killer. I too am puzzled why T-mo had a damp squid at the event. Is the AT&T merger taking the attention of top management? Does the merger process now trump the purpose of the merger? T-mo what is going on?

  • Nearmsp

    I watched all 3 videos. The only new information I got was AT&T too does not have a launch date like T-mobile. However Sprint has a December 16th launch date (!), with pre-ordering opening today. The cost on Sprint is $199 per phone. If the GS2 phone is delayed, iPhone 5 or Nexus will Samsung’s lunch. That said, I think Apple should really consider not writing off 30 million T-mobile customers for its iPhone 5. Finallly iPhone  has a real match and worse it  is available on every carrier unlike Apple’s iPhone.

    • Anonymous

      Sprint launch is September 16 not December, and AT&T is September 18.

    • Anonymous

      Sprint launch is September 16 not December, and AT&T is September 18.

  • Nearmsp

    I watched all 3 videos. The only new information I got was AT&T too does not have a launch date like T-mobile. However Sprint has a December 16th launch date (!), with pre-ordering opening today. The cost on Sprint is $199 per phone. If the GS2 phone is delayed, iPhone 5 or Nexus will Samsung’s lunch. That said, I think Apple should really consider not writing off 30 million T-mobile customers for its iPhone 5. Finallly iPhone  has a real match and worse it  is available on every carrier unlike Apple’s iPhone.

  • Lupon

    WTF? Why does it take so freaking long for these phones to release in the US? (I’m guessing to revise them, i.e. no center button) But by the time this and the Bionic come out (if they ever do) the Nexus Prime will kick the crap out of these… Man, carriers are my worst enemy…

  • Lupon

    WTF? Why does it take so freaking long for these phones to release in the US? (I’m guessing to revise them, i.e. no center button) But by the time this and the Bionic come out (if they ever do) the Nexus Prime will kick the crap out of these… Man, carriers are my worst enemy…

  • Joonyerr19

    Just in time to compete with Apple’s iPhone

  • Joonyerr19

    Just in time to compete with Apple’s iPhone

  • nerdlust

    Amazing.

  • Anonymous

    Ohlala, i cant believe this!! me and my sister just got two i-pads for $42.77 each and a $50 amazon card for $9. the stores want to keep this a secret and they dont tell you. go here, bidsbug.com