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Samsung’s U.S. Galaxy S II Plans to be Announced August 29 in NYC?

After looking at this press invite that Samsung just sent out for an evening event they have planned at the end of the month on August 29, I’d say we are finally going to hear what they have in mind for the Galaxy S II here in the states.  We’re guessing of course, since the invite doesn’t specifically say that, but the massive Roman numeral “II” certainly would suggest such things.

Everyone ready?

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  • Henry Evetts

    Yay, SGSII on my birthday!

  • Anonymous

    Now I can finally put my OG Droid, my favorite phone ever, into it’s final resting place. The real question now is SGS2 or HTC Vigor with Dre Beats?? hmmmmm…. I guess Bionic already knocked itself out of the race.

  • eric

    I just read somewhere that the name of the image file is Galaxy_S_II_Invite_v2.jpg ,   so yes it will be an announcement of the Galaxy II  :)

  • Ssplawson

    Messed around with one of these phones yesterday done Kids bought online600 bucks not worth paying that much

  • http://twitter.com/kaglione Kevin Aglione

    You guys have me laughing my ass off with these comments about Apple.  OMG – It is so true.  As of Wednesday they are the most Valuable Company in the World.  It is very sad.  I think Apple will sue if another company takes its’ place as the most valuable company in the world.  Personally, I wouldn’t use an apple product if it were free!  I feel that they are controlling their consumers like robots – NO THANKS!

  • Anonymous

    And only 2 months before the SGSIII is announced to the rest of the world :P

    It’s about time

  • Anonymous

    there should be an unspoken rule. If someone claims to know so much about a phone they need to provide links for the rest of us.

  • Anonymous

    please come to Verizon.

  • Next

    VIA ENDGADGET:

    “Update: We noticed that the invite image itself is named “Galaxy_S_II_Invite_v2.jpg,” so we’re gonna go out on a limb here and say that the S II will definitely be released.”

  • http://twitter.com/NemaCystX NemaCystX

    Has anyone pieced together how well timed this all is?  Samsung is sure to want to announce its Galaxy SII for the US before the iPhone 5 is announced, which is exactly what they are doing.

    Think about this

    Galaxy SII launch press conference – August 29th, a Monday

    over a week before the Bionic release

    then comes word today that September 7th, the iPhone 5 is going to be announced.Considering how carriers know these release dates and plan accordingly, everyone involved knows these dates

    The SII – August 29th announce press conference

    September 7th a SINGLE day before the DROID Bionic releaseSeptember 8th – DROID Bionic release day (rumored)Verizon would be stupid to release the Bionic along side the iPhone 5, and having a press conference for the iPhone on a wednesday is a very odd day.Verizon knows
    Apple knows
    Samsung knows
    Motorola knows

    they all know when each others products will be out, but are under NDA.Remember that bit about the Bionic being first dual core ghz LTE device? (i loved that wording, dual core ghz lol)

    • Anonymous

      Doesn’t take a genius to figure it out.  Companies always try to one up each other through corporate espionage.

  • Anonymous

    Will there be beer?

  • Anonymous

    beh…these announcements are shrouded in too much mystery, most of which Droid Life and other sites uncovered months ago….they need to just release it into the wild

  • http://www.facebook.com/COOOOOOOOOOOOOOP Brad W. Cooper

    Unless this phone has some upgraded specs and or LTE on Verizon it is not worth it. The Bionic or LG revolution are well more desirable.

    • http://twitter.com/NemaCystX NemaCystX

      Have you seen the newly released Galaxy S plus? or the Galaxy R?

      (remember that new Galaxy S tiered chart)

      R – Royal (premium device)
      W – Wonder (average device)
      M – Magical (mid-tier device)
      Y – Young minded (entry device)

      but in any case the Hercules so far shows that we might be getting a better spec’d device than Europe/Asia currently have.  So to make up for that horrible delay, they probably upgraded the US version with better specs, sans the Exynos processor

      • Anonymous

        Not if it has a snapdragon we’re not.  The GS2′s design is better than the Hercules’ Vibrant rehash as well.

  • Anonymous

    You need to sharpen your detective skills Kellex….LOL

    Not only is there a giant roman numeral “II” the whole backdrop is a galaxy!!!!

    So the galaxy pic + II must equal the GSII !!!

    Mama didn’t raise no fool….LOL

    • SherlOCKID

      You forgot about the S in GSII…. But I figured it out: The S comes from the first letter in the announcement!!

      So the galaxy bknd + S (first letter) + ‘II’ = GSII  !!! :)

  • http://profiles.google.com/sprunka Sean Prunka

    The Roman Numeral II is there to represent the new Gemini prototype device. Samsung is hold this announcement event to announce that they’ve partnered with Mercury dealerships and will now include their phones in all Mercury cars. This phone will be called the Gemini. It’s specs will underwhelm you, but it will have leather trim!

    • http://twitter.com/NemaCystX NemaCystX

      Except Mercury no longer exists regardless if your post was sarcasm or not.

  • Anonymous

    I hope the Verizon one isn’t LTE as I’ll assume that would mean they have a LTE phone coming later this year with better specs (like a 720p screen) for the ICS launch.  Hard to imagine they’ll launch 3 LTE phones this year unless one of them turns out to be that slider now and something better Q4.

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

    They are announcing that there will be an announcement about the Galaxy s2 this decade.

  • Anonymous

    Sammy presser 8/29. Bionic 9/8. Perfect, fapple now has a window to launch the iPhon’t 5.

    • Anonymous

      Reports say 9/7 actually…

    • Anonymous

      “fapple” hahaha +5

    • Anonymous

      TY   TY for the word  FAPple…..going to need it at work in 2 weeks when all the people I work with ask me where my Droid Bionic is /facepalm.

      Best part is the ancient, bandwagon riding, geriatric, unda cheese smelling douche bags I work with will not even understand the term.

      God Bless you!  ;0)

  • Anonymous

    OMG OMG They just announced an announcement!

  • EC8CH

    DAMN YOU BLURRY PIXELS… DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!

  • Trooper

    Cool.

  • http://twitter.com/wynalazca Andrew Webber

    Have you seen the people on FB? It’s clearly possible.

  • Anonymous

    First I was over the Bionic because of the SG2.
    Now I’m over the SG2 because of the HTC Vigor.

    It would be nice if they would release actual phones instead of making announcements about future announcements which may or may not announce future availability of a phone.

    • Anonymous

      From what I’ve read the Vigor is not 4g & we don’t even know of SG2 will come to VZ. And if it does, will it still hold any merit w/ phones that will be coming just around the corner? So until I hear otherwise, the bionic I guess is the way to go. For me at least. No 4g is a deal breaker.

      • http://twitter.com/NemaCystX NemaCystX

        The VIGOR is 4G, its replacing the ThunderBolt and its got the LTE model designation,  

        LVW = LTE  VW = 3G  WWE = Global PhoneThose are the designations that HTC uses on Verizon to determine what radios they have.

        • Anonymous

          Ahh. Did not know that the Global phone designations. Thank’s maybe vigor will be the way to go.

          • http://twitter.com/NemaCystX NemaCystX

            It was a trick I learned from a friend I used to work with when I still worked at Circuit City.  Having a Verizon kiosk inside our store was pretty awesome to know about inside stuff.

          • Sammy Guyana

            “Thank’s maybe vigor will be the way to go. ”
            Understatement of the YEAR.

          • Anonymous

            I’m trying not to do to much hypebeasting you know. LOL.

      • Anonymous

        Not sure where you are getting your information but it is incorrect as far as the Vigor.

      • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

        Of course the SG2 will come to Verizon, as well as all other carriers. That’s Samsungs strategy with the Galaxy S line. They don’t do exclusives. They just slightly alter the phones for each provider. That’s why they are selling like gangbusters. They seem to be the only company to figure out that you make way more sales when you get on every carrier all over the world with the same base phone model. 

        I recently switched from Droid X (which I loved) to Samsung Fascinate. I have Cyanagon Mod 7 on the fascinate. I gotta say, I am pleasantly surprised by the significant speed boost the fascinate has. It just does everything much quicker, like web browsing, app load times, etc. Also the screen is amazing. That being said, the Droid X audio quality on calls and speakerphone kills the Fascinate. 

        All that being said, I’m really looking forward to the SGS II on Verizon. I will check out the Bionic as well, but my eyes are on the SGS II. 

    • http://twitter.com/NemaCystX NemaCystX

      Why? The Galaxy SII for the US has one model so far that was confirmed better than the original Galaxy SII with a more powerful processor and a bigger screen.

      I wouldn’t count the SII out yet until you see the specs for the Verizon version.

      No Matter what, there will always be something better so you’ll become over the HTC Vigor before its even out because of controlled leaks to keep enthusiasts interested in future products with teaser info.

      I’m excited for the Vigor as well but I want to see what the SII for Verizon will have, I have two upgrades I can get this year.  One that is already been up since May, and another coming up for November.  

      Even then, I would pay full retail anymore since there cheaper than they used to be without contracts involved since they got rid of the 1 year contracts.  Win+Win for me either way.

      • UncannyValley

        Confirmed to be better than the original model!!, could you provide a link?

      • MrDinc

         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.

    • Anonymous

      Unless it has an amazing battery life like the HTC TBolt….

  • Thatsjared87

    Oh sweet baby Jesus.

    My OG Droid’s email doesn’t work anymore, it’s 3G turns off randomly until restart, and the battery cover is warped… I’ve been fighting through since March (when I was due for upgrade) for this day. Please let it be.

    • Greg Morgenstern

      mine does all of this too and the touchscreen hs basically stopped working; so frustrating….

    • http://twitter.com/KansasJayhawker Jonathan Reid

      How many times have you dropped it?

  • Anonymous

    August 29th, when hundreds of thousands of little ol’ hearts will be broken…

  • mtbhk44

    Come on VZ, stop being Dooshes and release this thing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/billyNOTnice Billy Gladfelter

    and it has been written, and shall come to pass SGS2 in my hands at last :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/kortesoja Lance Kortesoja

    CRAP APPLE IS GOING TO SUE BECAUSE THEY ARE THE ONLY ONE ALLOWED TO HAVE MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS!! 

    • Anonymous

      I hope whoever invented caps lock sues you for abuse.

      • http://www.facebook.com/kortesoja Lance Kortesoja

        CRAP APPLE IS GOING TO SUE ME!

        • http://twitter.com/semitex Ian ツ ✓

          its “crapple” not “crap apple” xD

    • Bigsike

      Or they may sue because they own the rights to the first Roman numeral ha!

      • Abc123

        No, Apple owns letter “i”

        • Anonymous

          Yes, they own the letter “i,” but they also hold exclusive rights to all additional forms of the letter i, including, but not limited to, bold, italicized, underlined, and capital letter “i” (otherwise known as I, the visual representation of the first roman numeral). Apple will see you in court, and probably petition random EU countries to block any and all communications coming from you.

          • Pc Overclocker

            do you think it will it be 2 seperate lawsuits for the 2 instances of the usage of ‘I” or will they combing them into 1 lawsuit citing the 2 instances?

          • http://twitter.com/KansasJayhawker Jonathan Reid

            this^

  • Anonymous

    I can unscramble your blurriness. “Samsung Experince. The Shops at Columbus Circle, Third Floor” WOW i am Good!

  • Stark28182

    I’m just going to try and act like I don’t care……………… 

    fail

  • http://twitter.com/iiAmColour Sakina Solomon

    Lets see what they have in store, if they know whats good for em it will have 4g lte and be on big red…*sits indian style and waits*

  • Anonymous

    Um, why do you guys blur out the details?  Everyone knows it’s happening at the Samsung Experience store at 6:00 p.m. that day.

    Duh…

  • Suckofmuhballs

    VERIZON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • palomosan

    Just release the sucker already.

     I want some upgrades though, 1.5 GHz processor, 4.5in Samoled screen, you know not much…oh! and LTE on Board.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000360244742 Tony Delayo

    Come on Verizon LTE!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

    Everyone get ready to be let down. It won’t be the same phone once it hits Verizon and it won’t have LTE.

    • http://twitter.com/wynalazca Andrew Webber

      You’re retarded. All of the GS2s will have 4G on their carriers. Samsung is ALWAYS on top of their game and they know it’s pointless to release a vzw phone without LTE now.

      • Anonymous

        You will be disappointed.

      • Anonymous

        I’m going to guess by the fact he’s capable of getting online and typing a comment he cannot be a retard.  Just saying…

      • Anonymous

        Galaxy Spica, Continuum, Transform, Intercept,Behold 2, Moment… needless to say, Samsung is NOT always at the top of their game.

        Nor is it “pointless” to offer a non-LTE phone considering how much area does NOT have LTE coverage.

        And… believe it or not, a person does not have to be “retarded” (and who says that anymore… really?) to have an opinion that differs from yours.  

  • http://profiles.google.com/jdunn82 John Dunn

    lets hope it is for verizon as well have not seen many “leaks” on the verizon one seems to be in place for every other major carrier tho