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Can We Assume That Verizon’s Galaxy S II is Either Not 4G LTE or Not Launching in August?

I know what you are thinking, “Where the hell are you getting this idea from?”  We’re just putting two and two together here, folks.  Our CEO friend Sanjay Jha just said on Motorola’s Q2 earnings call that his DROID Bionic will launch in September as the first phone on the planet that has both dual-core and 4G LTE parts.  Since we all know that the Galaxy S II has a dual-core processor, that would lead us to believe that the device will either not launch in August or will be 3G-only.

Disappointed?  Me too.  Now, obviously Jha has no affiliation with Samsung, so they could come out and surprise us all in the next few weeks.  However, calling his device the “first” is a pretty bold statement that a person in his position would not make unless they had pretty solid knowledge of the future.  If Moto had any idea that Samsung were going to swoop in and steal that title, I doubt he would have said such words.

Update:  As many of you are pointing out, Jha also said the same thing with the XOOM and we know what happened there.  I will just say that I would be incredibly surprised to see him not deliver on such a statement the second time around.  They already have investors and analysts questioning their position in this industry – it wouldn’t be in their best interest to make bold predictions like this at this out point without fully expecting to deliver on them.

So you know though, Samsung has an earnings call in just a few more hours – maybe we’ll find out something juicy then.  And I don’t know about you guys, but I’ll take a push to September just to make sure the device is 4G.

Stay tuned…

Cheers to @capn774 for pointing this out!

  • http://profiles.google.com/cory.simpson Cory Simpson

    Actually, what he said was the bionic would be the first “dual-core ghz phone with LTE” the SGS II is 1.2 ghz :)

  • Anonymous

    Why do people think the SGS2 won’t have an LTE radio?  The dream phone after the dream phone after that should not have that kind of shortcoming.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joey-Wollenburg/63914929 Joey Wollenburg

    I have a feeling that they will release the S2 on Verizon and give it the option to upgrade to LTE. With the new microLTE sim cards…I just have a feeling…

    • Anonymous

      No it will either have it from the start or won’t have it at all.

  • Xtapier

    I just needed to comment that I just got off the phone with Verizon and this phone will be start being shipping out next thursday, August 4th.  I locked mine in for $199.00. 

    • Anonymous

      Sure ya did.

  • What the Frack?!

    Motorola is a compulsive liar.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jimmypstory Jimmy Story

    One thing everyone might consider is the pending lawsuits against them from Apple. Verizon (and maybe other carriers) could be hesitant to release a new phone that could be pulled shortly after, or upset their new best friends at Apple…

  • Guest

    Kellex, quit being a tool. the SGSII WILL BE 4G ON THE VERIZON NETWORK. End of story.

  • Gee

    Ah more craziness from I-moto, everyday they become a little more like their fruity counterpart 

  • Up2bcrazy

    Highly unlikely the SG2 will release as LTE from what I’m hearing and it sure as heck will not be in Aug. Secondly with that said and it does release 3G we are better off waiting for Sammys next device which will blow the SG2 out of the water and it should be releasing with ICS by yrs end as word has traveled. 

    As far as Moto is concerned who gives a rats ars anymore they have choosen to take there death march again.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not too concerned about this comment. Samsung and Verizon haven’t announced any specs about the S2, whereas Moto has been touting the Bionic as a dual-core LTE phone since CES. As far as anyone knows, the Bionic will be the world’s first dual-core LTE. I don’t think that means that Samsung can’t then release the S2 with LTE. Not saying they will, just that they could.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not too concerned about this comment. Samsung and Verizon haven’t announced any specs about the S2, whereas Moto has been touting the Bionic as a dual-core LTE phone since CES. As far as anyone knows, the Bionic will be the world’s first dual-core LTE. I don’t think that means that Samsung can’t then release the S2 with LTE. Not saying they will, just that they could.

  • Anonymous Phone Guy

    Guys there is no Galaxy S II Coming out for verizon anytime soon, that was a typo that circulated through Twitter and the Internet, when verizon released info, apparently it was just for the Galaxy TAB, not a Galaxy phone, I am sad about all this hype b/c it is just getting people’s hopes up….  This is directly from a credible source.

  • Anonymous

    I would point out Samsung already knows how to do 4g LTE with the Charge…unlike Motorola…. Droid x2, Droid3, Xoom.

    So I think Sanjay Jha is full of shit. :-)

    Don’t get me wrong I’ve liked my Droid 1.  But the Bionic better have a good camera and app.   Samsung’s does, and it has the CPU speed, screen, GPU, memory, and I’ll bet the 4G LTE speed as well.