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Galaxy S II on Verizon Dubbed Fascinate II?

Verizon’s support account is on a roll today.  First we had confirmation (that has sort of been retracted) that the Galaxy S II will be a 4G LTE device and may now have the name for it as well.  How does Fascinate II, sound?  Rumors of it being called the Function have been floating around for a couple of months thanks to some random accessory site, but Fascinate II just makes so much more sense.  The DROID brand all follows some sort of numerical naming convention, so why not the Galaxy S line?

And I’m pointing this out for the simple fact that the initial question was, “When is the Galaxy SII coming out?” with no mention of Fascinate.  The VZW support rep is the one that included the name.


Cheers Dave!

  • MrDinc

    I know this is an older thread, but I have some solid info on the SGII. It will be LTE. It WILL have a slide-out qwerty, and the screen is 4″. I was messing with one this weekend. I tried poking around in the menus to find out the specs on the cpu, but found nothing. There was no “Hardware Info” under the”about phone” menu.I did notice it is running Android 2.3.3. The phone feels nice in the hand. I held the SGII up to my Incredible 2 and found it is about the same hight and width. It’s maybe 15%-20% thicker due to the qwerty. It doesn’t look like other SG devices. The phone is more cuved on the top and bottom than other SGs (lools more like an LG device honestyl) and no more home button. I’ve been trying to get pics, but I can’t seem to get alone with it long enough to sneek some shots. All of this I will stake my DL reputation on.

  • Mikewong27

    How long did it take for Samsung to release froyo for the first Fascinate? If it took that long for Samsung to release froyo, just imagine how long it would take for Samsung to release Ice Cream Sandwich?

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  • Omega Man

    Well whatever mobile phone hardware shows up in the VZW inventory this fall, had better be ready to deal with whatever the fruit munchers in Cupertino, have dreamt up.  SGS2, Bionic, Optimus etc.

  • Adam

    If it has a physical keyboard it would be a no buy for me. Swype is all you need.

  • i dont care what they call it im buying it  

  • Anonymous

    I think they are toying with us…

  • Stelv81

    Fascinate 2 by Verizon Wireless: Get ahold of the rip racing phone from Verizon today. It comes preloaded with Bing, has a stunning 512mbs of ram, a slide out keyboard that makes it a super sleek 1″ thick. Do forget that your 3g radio and GPS will constantly be cutting out, all at no extra cost! Also we know how getting updates can be confusing to people, so we won’t be releasing Gingerbread til next year on this phone. Get ahold of the Fascinate 2 today! ***buyers remorse included at no extra charge.

    • Anonymous

      hmmm…..Might be relevant if anything about that statement was true

    • Anonymous

      ha yeah because the only samsung that was leaked with a keyboard had lte. Nice try though and I probably wont even buy this but its nice to see a good troll.

  • Ernest

    Verizon certainly has a weird way of disseminating information.

    • Ernest

      And here’s hoping it’s not called “Fascinate” — names like that feel very patronizing.

  • digsoreos

    Branding fail. Why not keep them all called Samsung Galaxy S II? You don’t see Apple calling the iPhone 4 on Verizon by a different name than the one on AT&T. If they’re supposed to be the same phone aside from the CDMA vs. GSM specs, wouldn’t it make a stronger brand to keep the names the same?

    At least it won’t be called the Function anymore (or malFunction by those who might experience serious bugs).

    • Anonymous

      Would make sense, but carriers want the phone to be slightly different hence the need for different names

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  • David Hayden

    Glad it’s keeping that name. Function just sounds awful.

  • Anonymous

    “the initial question was, ‘When is the Galaxy SII coming out?’ with no mention of Fascinate.”
    That was exactly what I was going to ask about.  That definitely makes this more significant. 

  • Anonymous

    So if the SG2 has LTE I would imagine between it and the Bionic all the other LTE Android phone sales will be a rounding error.  I’m sure HTC and LG will be thrilled Verizon convinced them rush those devices out the door.

  • Anonymous

    So is this a record ad revenue day for DL or what?

  • people are losing it today

  • Anonymous

    Everyone lets calm the hell down.  I believe last I check VZW flagship phone Droid Incredible is now Droid Incredible II with no LTE support.  My theory is Fascinate and Fascinate II will also be 3G.  What a waist now how about the Bionic or IPHONE.

    • Wow you felt the need to post your dribble again?

      • Anonymous

        The term is “drivel”.  Just sayin’.

        • Adam Wiggins

          It’s also waste.  Just sayin’.

        • Adam Wiggins

          It’s also waste.  Just sayin’.

    • gregba

      If you dont want the GS2 because of no LTE, why the hell would you go for an Iphone which has lower specs and also no LTE?

      • Anonymous

        iPhone 5 let me stand to be corrected

  • Nex

    Someone should ask if its going to have a keyboard, I truly hope it wont.

  • Wctaylor79

    what’s so hard to understand. wimax and whatever att&t and tmobile want to call 4g is not the same as LTE. this will be a great 3g device but to thin for LTE radios.

    • Sbenson1189

      “To thin for lte radio”?
      The Sam 10.1 tab has lte and is as thin as the fascinate.
      HTC and LG are thicker….but all their phones are thicker than the fascinate.
      So…… I don’t see the significance of thickness being associated with an LTE radio.

      • Christephor

        hey there smart one the tab has alot more space to have an lte radio the sgs2 not so much

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  • I’m guessing they mean this: http://androidandme.com/2011/07/news/details-on-verizons-4g-lte-samsung-slider-courtesy-of-mr-blurrycam/ and the rep is confused between the Samsung GS2 and what is, essentially, an Epic 4G 2. Are there two phones?

    • I wouldn’t believe this guy, he already confused a GS2 and a galaxy tab 10.1

  • smittyrayEC

    Everyone lets calm the hell down.  I believe last I check VZW flagship phone was HTC Droid Incredible and is now HTC Droid Incredible II with no LTE support.  My theory is Fascinate and now Fascinate II will also be 3G.  What a waist now how about the Bionic or IPHONE.

    • Last i checked the DroidX/2/Pro have been Verizon’s flagship devices for like the past year….

  • Spencer9663

    Which will have better battery life? Droid Bionic or a 4g LTE SGSII?

    • im going to guess the SGSII since you can put cyanogenmod on it

  • Larry Mao

    Oh god, no. I was thinking of getting this phone, but that won’t happen if it comes Pre-Binged. I refuse to support any manufacturer that includes Bing on an Android Phone.

    • Its not Samsung that put Bing on the original line of phones, blame Verizon for that one.

      And anyway unlike with the Bionic atleast you will be able to root this device out of the box and remove the bloatware off of it

      • Verizon made them do bing?? Did not know that I would think samsung has the final control of the product

        • Samsung has final say over their hardware, and they do the software then send it to VZ. VZ then adds whatever they want, from their apps, to bing, to cityid, and all the other garbage apps that pay VZ to be preloaded on the phones……

        • Dave

          Verizon has sway and consideration in what bloatware should go on the device.  I’m sure it’s all apart of their negotiation process.

      • DBK

        You can root the Bionic as well. You just can’t unlock it…..yet.

        • Who said the device can be rooted? No dev’s have had the device yet to be able to root it. And look at the Droid3, thats not rooted yet and the software im sure is very similar to the Bionic’s

          • DBK

            They only made it unlockable, not unrootable. There is nothing saying it isn’t, so passing that kind of info as fact is wrong and thus why I corrected you.

            As for the Droid 3, they haven’t rooted it yet. Doesn’t mean it can’t be. It will probably just be tough to do.

          • DBK


            (read – not able to be unlocked)

    • Joshua Granville

      Who the hell uses the search button on the phone anyway?

  • Niemeyer18

    I hope everyone has fun waiting for Android updates just like they did on the original Fascinate 😛

    • Who cares, Samsung gave a device to cyanogenmod devs so you’ll always be up to date

  • Anonymous

    Please no Bing!!!!!

  • Lou

    Hope it has a physical keyboard.

    • no no no!

      • Yeah, Tim! Fighting the good fight!

      • DBK

        *in best Freddy Krueger voice*  Your post says “No no” but your Mr. Vader Potato Head pic says “Yes yes”.  >:)

      • Anonymous

        That sounds like the tune the Bionic is singing…

        “They tried to make me go to market, but I said ‘No, no, no!'”

        • Adam Elghor

          2 soon?

      • Adam Elghor

        it sounds like it wont have a keyboard because if its the fascinate II then it should be similar to the fascinate and not have a keyboard…right?

      • Anonymous

        Yes yes yes!  Slide out QWERTY, 4G, dual-core, unlocked.  Someone makes that…well…I’ll buy it!

    • Anonymous

      I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panas0nic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://to.ly/aQrp

    • the host

      lets pray it does

      • Rico

        I’m hoping too. Motorola failed with the D3, hopefully Samsung doesn’t with the SGS 2.

        • Mustafa

          Yes, please let it not be a fail like the D3!

  • Jim Dandy

    Wasn’t the 1st Fascinate geared towards the ladies?!

  • jimbob

    I think their Twitter got hacked.

  • Verizon has found a way to truly screw up their version of the all around best Android phone on Earth. 
    Late release.
    Probably 3G.
    Will undoubtably have a pathetic advertising budget compared to the Bionic.
    I’m thinking Droid 3 stealth style release right after the Bionic and all it’s massive ads punching us all in the face.

    • Ranlil

      Where is the Bionic’s advertising????  I haven’t seen anything…

      • Jnmigr

        Rumor and creating hype work as promotion.

  • Anyone else waiting to hear something horrible about this phone, like it coming with Yahoo! Search included or random reboots are standard. 

    It can’t be as good as it sounds, it never is.

  • I’d rather be Fascinated than Functioned… that just sounds wrong.

  • I NEED one.

  • Tom

    Hopefuly, the next piece of info is that it has a phydical keyboard.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t want no phydical keyboard on my SGS2.

    • Oh god, please no! That’ll ruin the phone for me.

    • Jon

      thumbs down on a physical keyboard. it will have a large enough screen that one is not necessary. physical keyboards are like so 2008. 

    • tech

      I used to think I must have physical keyboard (I have LG Env Touch). I waited for Droid 3. After using my wife’s Droid Charge for a while, I definitely don’t want the bulk of a keyboard.

  • The Dave

    The name isn’t as good as the device. Unfortunate.

  • Anonymous

    They know….they just cannot release the info yet (although they did let the 4g slip out).  

  • Dsfsdfsdfs

    Screw Moto and Bionic….I want a 4G whatever this is!!!!

  • We all know how much support Verizon gave the first Fascinate. Get ready for another Binged up disaster of a phone. You GS2 fanboys are gonna be crying.

    • Anonymous

      Yep, for all of 3 seconds before I install cyanogenmod on it.

      • Which will hopefully be ready by launch day, since they’ve had the phone for awhile.

    • Something else I’d like to point out. Did the DX2 have 4G? No. Did the Incredible 2 have 4G? No. Did the Droid 3 have 4G? No. Looks like any device that doesn’t have a new name and is just a sequel device doesn’t have 4G. So don’t expect the Fascinate 2 to have it either.

      • MFG

        Someone’s hatingggggg

      • Haters gonna hate, you just want your thunderbolt to still be relevant once this bad boy hits 😉

      • John

        That logic is not anywhere near logical. 

      • Anonymous

        Look moto still doesnt have an lte because they cant get it to work and look at the thunderbolt. That is why those two have only 1 lte phone between them. Neither could strike it right with battery and getting bugs worked out. Just saying. Hell moto still couldnt get LTE in their tablet when sammy already has lte in its tab.

      • Will the Droid Bionic (if it comes out) have 4G? 

    • S2 is easily rooted and will have CM7 by the time it hits Verizon, problem solved 🙂

    • LivinFree

      Give me a break. Why would you compare a first round of device to new ones is beyond me. It is no comparison what so ever on what happened with a prior device. most companies learn from the mistakes, and for Samsung the Charge is a prime example that things WILL NOT be the same. So get a grip already

    • Unless Verizon includes some magic in the phone, it has already been rooted overseas and Samsung gave one to cyanogenmod devs. So everything should be able to be removed right out of the box….including touchwiz

      • Anonymous

        As long as they dont change it like they did with the original fascinate then they would need other devs working on it since it wouldnt be the same as the international version.

  • Anonymous

    Idc what they call it as long as they keep it with the specs for the international version +LTE.

  • Anonymous

    Nice slip up. Lulz.

  • Jason Frasier

    I don’t care what they call it, I want it!  

  • Anonymous

    Is everyone dry now?

  • Everything is terrible.

  • virtualhuman

    Again, Verizon would be crazy to release this phone without the 4G needed to keep SGS2 FEATURE PARITY with the other carriers!

    These reps know something they’re not saying.

  • Matt


  • Brendan

    hey!!! i said that in one of my comments that i was at verizon and a vzw rep said that they werent carrying the fascinate anymore because the fascinate 2 was coming out soon

  • Zeadaplaya

    Im jelly :3

  • Zeadaplaya

    Im jelly :3

  • Anonymous

    They had to do something to stop geting so confused.

  • July 27 must be “Foot-in-mouth” Day for VZW Support.

    • I’m pretty sure every day is “Foot-in-mouth” day for VZW Support.

      • I’m pretty sure its foot-in-mouth day everyday for the whole company

    • I’m pretty sure every day is “Foot-in-mouth” day for VZW Support.

  • Manny

    That phone will “fascinate” me if it really does have 4G. I was hyped up for the Bionic a couple of days ago but it’s specs are already outdated. The only thing they’ve really done in 6 or 7 months of delaying was add 512 MB of RAM. Come on, Motorola..

    • geedee82

      They changed the processor too

      • Anonymous

        OMAP4430 kicks the Tegra 2 out of the water.  4460 pl0x?

        • geedee82

          Hell yeah it does, I didn’t mean to imply that it didn’t, I was just informing the OP how that was another one of the changes made from the original Bionic at CES

          • Anonymous

            I know, but I just wanted to say it.  Dual channel memory? Awesome.

        • Stephen D

          It isn’t significantly faster, but yeah, the OMAP in the D3 is definitely the 2nd most powerful SoC, behind the Exynos. And based on benchmarks, the OMAP might be even more powerful, but there’s no way to be sure until it’s OC’d to 1.2ghz. I’ve had a D3 for a few days now and this phone just doesn’t slow down.

    • Anonymous

      I’d definitely bet it will have 4G. Sprint’s WiMax SGS2 passed the FCC today and AT&T will have their SGS2 on HSPA+, so VZW would want to market their device as 4G capable as well.

      If it doesn’t, it will be a world phone, but we have enough of those already. 3G only Androids that aren’t world phones are basically dead to VZW at this point.

    • They also switched out Tegra for TI OMAP, which as we saw on the Droid 3, is blazing fast.  They also changed the design of the phone to somewhat resemble a Droid X, which isn’t a bad thing.

      • Anonymous

        Actually, there’s 2 variants. One uses Tegra 2 and the other uses Samsung’s own Exynos chipset.

        • geedee82

          No they’re talking about the Bionic, not the GSII

  • VZW support is …not a good source!  but who knows??? 

  • geedee82

    Dumbest. Name. Ever.

  • Dtrainv2

    They just stated their correction, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be the 4G device, not the Galaxy S (or Fascinate) II.  Oh well, we can keep hoping…

    • Anonymous

      They didn’t say Fascinate 2 won’t be 4G – just that they were talking about the tab.

      Like I explained above, every other carrier is releasing their SGS2 on their “4G” networks (yes, HSPA+ counts as “4G” in marketing terms), so VZW would want to do the same.

  • We should all stop following @VZWSupport it is just filled with misinformation and lies.