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Samsung Galaxy S II Headed to Verizon in July (Updated)

A Verizon spokesperson confirmed via email today that they plan to sell the Samsung Galaxy S II in July, but that no firm date was available.  This is really one of the first acknowledgments of the device by Big Red and I’d be lying if I said that “July” didn’t sound a little early to me.  I won’t be complaining though, as the Galaxy S II has taken the rest of the world by storm as the device to beat in 2011 and we can’t wait to get a hold of a couple.

Update:  ComputerWorld is now reporting that there was a mix-up by the VZW spokesperson.  They actually meant that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available in July, not the Galaxy S II.  Sad.

With it’s 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus screen (same as the DROID Charge), dual-core processor (it’s a toss as to which one specifically), 8MP camera, and incredibly slim design, this phone has been pretty groundbreaking.  There is no word yet on if it will be 4G LTE, but with the newly announced Galaxy Tab 10.1 sporting this super fast technology, it wouldn’t surprise us if they somehow found a way to sneak one in.  That’s pure speculation on my part though.

The other unknown is what the final name will come in at.  You may remember that the original Galaxy S series hit all of the major U.S. carriers with different names, so we’re sort of expecting that to happen again this time around.  The word “Function” has popped up as a possibility because some random accessory site used it, but we’ve been told that it will likely just be dubbed the Fascinate II instead.  I guess we’ll know soon enough.

So, is this your next phone?  Slap a 3rd party launcher on there and it would be hard to turn down.

Via:  ComputerWorld

  • Bobsmith

    the galaxy 2 with dual core on 3g is so freaking fast it almost feels like 4g this is not slow by any means.. 

  • Jacob Bowen

    Sorry guys, but I think this is trumping any moto phone for me….. Seems like it has everything except the 4G, which I believe is still up for debate.  I am going to take the leap for faith and guess that Samsung has finally figured it out; reference Nexus S, and New Galaxy Tab 10.1.  I am going to chalk up Samsung’s earlier behavior has youthful experimentation, kinda like smoking pot as a kid and now hopefully becoming a responsible member of the android society….

    *fingers crossed

  • Serpico

    I was going to hold off getting a ThunderBolt when I saw this originally, now I am moving fwd with that purchase…

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  • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.heiple Thomas Heiple

    Didn’t believe the story to begin with…

  • Anonymous

    That’s my next phone!  Sorry Moto….

  • Steve Cale

    Update:

    “Editor’s note: This story originally said that Verizon
    Wireless expected to make the Galaxy S II smartphone available sometime in
    July. After the story appeared, the Verizon spokeswoman quoted in the story
    said *she was incorrect* and meant that Samsung Galaxy Tab would appear in July. She didn’t comment on
    whether the carrier is making the smartphone available next month.”

    *Emphasis mine. ;)

  • SamsungSucks

    i don’t understand y people r all over this phone… did people forget about the updates they didn’t provide and among all the problems they had with their gps with the previous galaxy phones.

    • Noway

      Same here I had the old epic and it took forever to get froyo in the end I had to root and get it myself. Lacks of support and crappy build quality.just take a look at the sgs2 its. All cheap plastic.

    • Inkster09

      That before. History. Samsung has HEARD the android community and is moving along accordingly

    • Ĵono Reĝo

      Have you ever used a Nexus S? Thing’s awesome, nuff said. They made me a fan with that phone.

      Samsung’s hardware issues are behind them. Updates issues were only in the US, everywhere else they were the first ones to update their phones to Gingerbread. And they’ve embraced the modding community, so I really couldn’t care less about their OTA updates; Touchwiz ain’t for me and neither is more Verizon crapware every update.

  • http://profiles.google.com/apostrafee Luke Johnson

    jerks

  • http://twitter.com/magiman7 magiman7

    Does a locked or unlocked bootloader matter if Sammy takes 6+ months to update drivers and propriety files for their phones?  Yeah, you can put a custom rom on it, any custom rom built with last years aosp.

  • Milski65

    Holy Batsh$t!.  An error on Verizon?  Damn, I already had it all planned out……

  • http://twitter.com/Droid_soldier Paul Devey

    NOOOO!! a dual core 1.2Ghz would have been awesome in july

  • Kevlew70

    Seemed a little fishy. Since when does Verizon announce a phone 1 month out. Everyone should know better they usually give you like 1 week.

  • http://profiles.google.com/statsprofessor Jakub Palka

    Makes sense. July seemed too early.

    Who wants a plasticky iphone clone which overheats, has weak wifi signal and gps that is sporadic at best.

  • Anonymous

    Per Engadget this is false and a miscommunication.  The rep was speaking of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Booo!!!!   My only hope for the SGSII is that is Bing free.

  • Kevlew70

    HaHa, update at engadget is reporting this as a mistake. The spokesperson meant this for the Galaxy Tab not the galaxy s2. Back to waiting everyone.

  • Leehblanc

    Buy this while the Fascinate is bearing down on 1 year running 2.1?  No thanks.  I wouldn’t do that to myself, and I wouldn’t do it out of principle for all those Fascinate owners (I used to be one)

  • Anonymous

    Any idea how  much it will cost?  I have a Fascinate now after my wonderful OG Droid, and my one problem has been BATTERY LIFE with the Fascinate.  Any info on battery life with the Gallaxy S II?  I’d love one of these – I love my Super Amoled screen and the Super Amoled PLUS would be awesome!

  • Anonymous

    But the all important question is… wil it be sporting Bing this time around? Not that it matters… so long as it sports that iPhone copycat TouchWiz, it is a non-starter for me. The only good thing about TouchWiz, is that it makes Blur seem good (bycomparison)

  • http://profiles.google.com/danstheman600 Daniel Sasson

    omfg. no tmobile. This is the greatest news if heard in months. YES YES YESSSSSSS!!!!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/danstheman600 Daniel Sasson

    omfg. no tmobile. This is the greatest news if heard in months. YES YES YESSSSSSS!!!!!

  • Bejmorri

    Hope this is 4g… if so this is my next phone

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    Bionic what?

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      Tagra who?

  • Anonymous

    I’m interested but seeing how Verizon messed up the Fascinate I’m not sure how they’ll handle the Galaxy S 2.

  • Anonymous

    owned an OG, now a DX, had a TB for a week before I sold it because I realized I actually do have brand loyalty and while sense was great, the hardware was so much better from moto, 3x battery, better accessories, the stupid LED behind the grill so you could barely see it.. I just was moto sick I guess, but this thing, even apple’s promoter engadget absolutely raved about and still compare every single android phone to it… I also was bionic or bust, but this thing geeeeeeze

  • Anonymous

    owned an OG, now a DX, had a TB for a week before I sold it because I realized I actually do have brand loyalty and while sense was great, the hardware was so much better from moto, 3x battery, better accessories, the stupid LED behind the grill so you could barely see it.. I just was moto sick I guess, but this thing, even apple’s promoter engadget absolutely raved about and still compare every single android phone to it… I also was bionic or bust, but this thing geeeeeeze

  • Anonymous

    I can’t stand touchwhiz and it doesn’t have a search key (which is especially useful while driving) so I will be passing on this.

    • Meach

      hold the menu button and search pops up

      • Anonymous

        Hitting the menu button lets you hit on screen the search button. Holding the search button on other phones opens a voice search. It’s not even remotely the same functionality.

  • Anonymous

    Nvm about my previous HDMI-out comment…it has Allshare so it can stream to my blu-ray anyway. Plus 1.2 dual-core plus 1GB RAM. Samsung’s website shows makes it seem like the carrier can decide whether it has NFC or not, so hopefully Verizon will include it. With all that and the sterling reviews it’s gotten, I could make due without LTE at this point.

  • Eric V

    Damn i think i might have to trade my Thunderbolt in for this

  • Edward M Yang

    *prays for LTE and early July launch*

  • Serpico

    Isn’t it safe to assume LTE since it sports a SIM slot?

    • Knightcrusader

      Could be a Global phone.

  • Anonymous

    Lets hope they stick LTE in it if so this will definitely be my next phone. I hope for an early july release since thats when I am due for an upgrade.

  • Emily

    Verizon PLEEEEASE make them add a search button on the bottom. And Please don’t Bing around and Bing up the phone.

    • Reiterate02

      I think I saw in a video somewhere that holding one of the buttons brings up search. 

  • Amenemhat1

    Yes, Yes, and Yes. Finally, an alternative to the Moto’s Bio and D3.

  • Azeis26

    Actually Nextel used letters first, specifically i.  For examle I had an i850 in 1994 so maybe sprint should sue apple for use of the i in i phone….lol….anyway anybody know if the date on the picture of the phone means anything? 

  • Tyler Durden

    To the people that think this phone will possibly have LTE. I guarantee
    this phone will not be LTE equipped. Look how thick the current LTE
    phones are Verizon has to offer compared to the GS-II. I’m sure they
    have some LTE chips in development that could fit inside of the GS-II,
    but they aren’t going into this phone (maybe later in the year they’ll
    release a 4G-LTE model). Remember Steve Job’s answer on why the next
    iPhone won’t be LTE? Because they would need to make design compromises
    (I’m willing to bet he meant, make it thicker).

    • Anonymous

      Well if Steve Jobs said it…

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      He doesn’t want lte because of battery effect

  • Craigg

    Make it a global phone with LTE and it will be perfect. Offer it completely unlocked and I would happily pay full retail for it. Are you listening Samsung??? I have the cash :D

    • http://profiles.google.com/statsprofessor Jakub Palka

      I see people can’t read very well.

      NO LTE.

      • Doubting Thomas

        You still have yet to offer any proof of that.

  • http://twitter.com/AntwonJenkins Anthony Bellotti

    Does it have a front facing camera?

  • http://www.facebook.com/bjnunn Brandon J. Nunn

    This is a very tempting phone.  I am still holding out for the Bionic, but this may make me change my mind.  Unless it is Bing’d again.  Won’t buy it if it is Bing’d even if I know I can change it once rooted.

  • http://twitter.com/TSeev T Seev

    this is very tempting but Samsung has left a HORRIBLE taste in my mouth with this damn Fascinate

  • zzz525

    LTE or not this WILL be my next phone. I’ve been waiting to hear info on this since the “funtion” name was leaked. Can’t wait!

  • Kierra

    I’m not a rooter so Moto Bionic for me…..Moto’s build quality is peerless.

    • Kierra

      We will see though, Competition is welcome

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

        I don’t like it when people reply to themselves before anyone else has responded.  It’s weird and it creeps me out.

        • Kierra

          I was adding on to my comment since there is no edit button. To be honest I find it wierd and creepy that you took time out to tell me this….Kthanks :)