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Video: Samsung Reminds Us How Big the Galaxy S II is Around the Globe, Prepares to Bring it to the U.S.

“And soon it’ll be big in America.”  That’s how Samsung ends the video below after reminding each and every one of us that their Galaxy S II has been a massive success across the globe for months now.  The good news is, that they have a press event scheduled for August 29 to unveil their plans for rollout to the U.S. which we are hoping includes all 4 major carriers.

As you can see in the photo above, that nasty iPhone-esque home button has been removed in favor of the normal four Android keys.  Other than that, the look has not changed all that much, but there is still a chance we will see slightly different versions pop around.  Unless of course Verizon has decided to skip the SGS2 in favor of the Nexus Prime that has been rumored all over the place in the last week?  I certainly hope not, since we are still a few months away from seeing Ice Cream Sandwich.  

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  • viewthis66

    i just read an article in the WSJ that stated the GSII will not be available on Verizon. it will be on ATT, T-Mobile and Sprint… this is terrible, terrible news…

  • Analslutpig

    Im am going to wait for the prime,but as soon as it gets close to being released I’m going to wair fire the next best thing. Maybe google s jelly sandwhich phone with its nfc 5.5 inch screen 1/8 inch thickness super amoled plus hd 1080p 4d phone made out of carbon fiber 3ghz 2gb ram64gb storage, yes that’s the phone I want until something better comes out and then I should just just wait…what a bunch of complaining dorks.

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  • Todd

    Is this still only scheduled to have something like a 800×480 resolution? I’d sure like to see an amoled HD screen on it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QQHAVZAHNH7NYH5NPCEHYREXVM Sporty

    We’re one of the largest markets on earth for this thing. Why did they make us last? I don’t particularly take that nicely….

  • Autobot

    What’s up with that 09/09 date? It that a rumored release date or is it just a photoshop job meant to get the interwebz going?

  • Anonymous

    i dont want a phone that samsung didnt see fit to release here in the US at the same time as the rest of the world…the minute they did that…this phone dropped otu of my want list further than the bionic almost did…but then Moto didnt release it to everyone and then wave it in our face only to release it almost 6 months later…moto actually didnt release it to anyone, and improved it…as they used to say in school…if you didnt bring enough for everyone, dont bring it for anyone

  • Greyhaven7

    SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

  • http://twitter.com/NemaCystX NemaCystX

    Holy flipping crap, we just had an earthquake….

  • http://twitter.com/NemaCystX NemaCystX

    hmm, after further comparing the European version and the one teased in this video.  Its definitely different than the Euro version.  Notice the FFC is located more closely to the edge on the top left.  also, the corners are more rounded, and the device seems “fatter”  this could be sporting that new Super AMOLED HD screen thats 4.5″

    The key layout and the missing touch pad button are dead giveaways that this is the US version of the Galaxy S2.  It looks very nice and hopefully the design sticks for each carrier… but i’m not holding my breath

  • http://twitter.com/NemaCystX NemaCystX

    Love that teaser, awesome way to show how well the device is doing around the world and then throw in a glimpse of the US version of the device with the 4 button layout instead of the touch pad.  I SO hope this comes to Verizon in-tact…. I don’t want a DROID Charge-esqe or EPIC 4G like device, I want whats shown in the video at the end!!

  • http://twitter.com/jayefef Jose Franco

    What’s ridiculous is that this Galaxy S II will be called about 5 different things on all the carriers.

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  • Jeepzilla1

    look at phone the date is 9/9

    • http://twitter.com/jeremyjenk jeremy jenkins

      Nice find, I remember hearing a couple rumors of 9/9 release date.

    • Anonymous

      Wow, nice catch. May mean absolutely nothing, but it’ll help the guesses and conspiracies persist.

  • Anonymous

    BUYING THIS USING IT FOR ME THEN GIVING IT TO WIFEY AND GETTING ME NEXUS PRIME

  • http://www.facebook.com/2cheezy4u Eric Chee

    If they want it to be BIG in america they can’t leave out BIG Red. Thats all im sayin

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Prime, Droid HD, Vigor rumors put the Bionic and SGS2 into a holding pattern until it all shakes out in Sept/Oct. I have waited this long, I will wait a few more months to REALLY see what happens. But by Oct, I will have a new phone in my pocket no matter what.

    • http://twitter.com/jeremyjenk jeremy jenkins

      That’s how I feel, if anything by Oct I’ll have a new phone no matter what. I’ve been waiting this whole time for the Galaxy S II, almost a shame it’s gone this long (been waiting since it was first announced).

  • Anonymous

    too little to late, not good enough to wait any longer. No 4G no HDMI, too many changes to original design. NO THANKS

    • Anonymous

      HDMI works via MHL cable.  It’s actually pretty impressive technology that doesn’t force manufacturers to build in a bulky HDMI slot.

      • EC8CH

        THIS

      • Anonymous

        A little girth to a phone is good, It gives the owner something to hold on to, not so thin its hard to feel in your hand. Having to buy an additional thing is just dumb. Built in that’s the way to do it. But like i said, there are allot of phones and choices now and this is a good thing cause we are all different in our preferences and everyone is going to find a phone that suites their personal needs. 

        • EC8CH

          ummm… that’s what she said?

          • Anonymous

            OH shit I just re-read it, LOL :) I see what you mean but you know what i’m talking about (Phone) :)

          • EC8CH

            only way to be “that’s what she said” safe…

            never use the word “girth” on the interwebz

          • Anonymous

            Point taken….. I think i need a thesaurus. LOL :)

  • Anonymous

    If this phone had come out a month ago it would already be in my pocket. If this phone comes out tomorrow it probably will be in my pocket. But if its not out by the first week of September its already too late for it. IMO. With news of the Prime and Vigor already around the corner… this is quickly getting less and less appeal, just like the Bionic did when it took forever to come out.

  • Anonymous

    Silly comment “I certainly hope not.” Really? This over a Nexus on Verizon? Really. I think you are totally off your rocker…

  • Anonymous

    And with rumors of the new i*hone getting a bigger screen I just might jump. 

  • EC8CH

    I approve of this ad:

    It’s about 100 times more funny and about 100 times less pretentious than an i*hone ad…

    Yep… I don’t want an i*hone.

  • Trooper

    Meh.

  • Anonymous

    This phone is taking too long to come out.

    • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

      We’ll hopefully get good news on Monday.

    • EC8CH

      Kinda like Ricky Martin

      • LionStone

        LOL! Exactly…

  • MJL

    Do you think the Bionic will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich eventually? Or will that only be for phones without buttons? Will everything be ICS or will they keep updating down the gingerbread path for current phones?

    • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

      Since the Nexus S is going to get ICS and it has buttons, other phones with buttons like the Bionic and GSII will DEFINITELY get ICS.

      • Anonymous

        It has buttons? Where did you confirm/see this? I’m not saying it won’t… I just haven’t heard that so far.

  • Mctypething

    Just another reason not to rush out and buy the Bionic right away.

  • Anonymous

    At this point, GSII is as old as the Bionic, and more than likely, will not be bringing Exynos here either. …pass.

    • http://www.facebook.com/japultra Jason Nguyen

      Yeah, with news of phones like the Prime, I’d rather wait another couple months instead of getting Europe’s 3 month old remnants. 

    • EC8CH

      Kinda agree… if Prime really will be released on VZW before the end of the year… that is the phone worth holding out for.

      • Anonymous

        Make sure its not sentinel prime who would then betray you

        • EC8CH

          Honestly I haven’t watched the Transformer Movies since the first one made me feel dirty for watching such an predictable plotless disaster.

          Plus that little prick needs to die for being involved with the raping of the Indiana Jones franchise.

          • http://twitter.com/NemaCystX NemaCystX

            LeBouf needs to stay out of all the movies, his acting sucks

            also plus 1 for a NEXUS PRIME also, maybe if were lucky it’ll come out not to far from now, around October or November maybe.

            Each NEXUS device is chosen a year before its released, I guess so they can tweak it and all that, if you recall during the Moto vs Google buyout thing, they said they choose a new NEXUS model each December, so, by the time the PRIME does come out, another one will be already in existence.

            also, each NEXUS device is what sets the bar for each Android release, so if the NEXUS PRIME has a dual core 1.5ghz processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 4.5″ screen, all devices that are going to be referred to as high end phones will likely sport those same specs, the difference being the OEM skin of course and the type of screens they’ll have along with the device’s look.  The only exception I can see is something like NFC and a certain type of camera being left on the cutting block to make the device affordable and competitive I guess.  I mean, look  at the NEXUS S, it has NFC and we currently have no other devices in the US that have NFC.  I think that will be a big push for Google this year with its next NEXUS, NFC and Google Wallet.  There was a leaked internal memo earlier today about Google launching Wallet nationally starting September 1st.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed

  • Vanilla Ice

    Verizon will have the sgsII during winter time. So soon isn’t soon enough. Verizon apps, bing’d maybe and last to be released. Didn’t verizon get the galaxy s 1 three months after t mobile’s?

    • Anonymous

      Indeed they did.  Seems to be how Verizon rolls these days – late.

      • EC8CH

        Yep…

        good thing “it’s about the network”

        cause their phones suck in comparison :-P

  • Klw5688

    That should be a tv commercial. I know Sammy can afford a little advertising. 

  • Stelv81

    Optimus Prime would be ashamed if he new that Samsung was associated with his name.

  • Anonymous

    if they did the same thing to Allah instead of Jesus, there would be people rioting like idiots

    • EC8CH

      I bet God has a great sense of humor (some of the best jokes are about him)… too bad some people don’t

      • Anonymous

        I do not fear retribution from God… just from his followers.

        • Anonymous

          I like that. I’m going to use that.

          • Anonymous

            Sadly I did not come up with it, a friend of mine told me it long ago and I’ve been using it ever since. I am more then happy to pass it on. Its the truest statement I’ve ever heard.

          • Anonymous

            Sadly I did not come up with it, a friend of mine told me it long ago and I’ve been using it ever since. I am more then happy to pass it on. Its the truest statement I’ve ever heard.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, like your Christian white buddies in Europe?

      • EC8CH

        ohhhh boy…

        this is gonna get good.

        *grabs popcorn*

      • EC8CH

        To be fair I don’t think their were rioting in the streets because somebody used an image of Jesus Christ in a humorous way… 

      • http://twitter.com/C3V3 CeeVee

        Since when are all Christians…Caucasian?

        • EC8CH

          Since Jesus!!!

          He’s white in his picture at my Lutheran Church.

          • http://twitter.com/C3V3 CeeVee

            I wasn’t referring to Jesus’ pigment

          • EC8CH

            I should hope not… Jews don’t eat pork.

        • Anonymous

          Since it became convenient to form the basis of a baseless argument.

          • EC8CH

            religious arguments just don’t pack the same punch without a little racism thrown in to spice things up.  

      • Anonymous

        im in the US, so idk, and they arent rioting over religion smart guy

    • EC8CH

      Is that a picture of a gun in front of catholic religious tchotchkes?

      • Anonymous

        yea with 6gs in front…

  • Stelv81

    I remember when the word on the street was that the Galaxy S1 was going to be an awesome phone that revolutionized Android. Well I use to own a Fascinate. Worst phone ever.

    • Anonymous

      uh ok and whats your point? you act like MILLIONS of people arent using this phone right now. Oh……….
      wait………….

      YES THEY ARE
      :|

      • Stelv81

        Millions of people are using the European version right now on non cdma networks. But I dont wan’t to go on bashing phones. Maybe the Fascinate and Captivate were just bad phones. Maybe Samsung got their act together.

        • Anonymous

          well im using the GS2 on ATT like thousands of others and its the best thing ive used

          • Stelv81

            Maybe Samsung is making good device now then. I stand corrected. It’s hard for me to trust them after having the Fascinate and my friend having the Captivate.

          • Anonymous

            What about the Continuum? No one ever remembers the Continuum!

        • Klw5688

          Neither one of those were bad phones, SAMOLED owns, rumor has it they’re making us a Nexus Prime, I own a Charge and it’s a pretty good phone, and the GSII is already one of the most popular phones in the world right now. Samsung is past maybe. They’re poised to be on top very soon.

          • Stelv81

            The Fascinate had a very bad gps and radio that wasn’t even fixable via root IMO. Vzw flat out agreed with me when I called them out on this. I prefered my OG Droid over the Fascinate. The screen while important is not the only thing that is important to me.

          • Klw5688

            The Captivate I used was miles ahead of my OGD. I hate to say it b/c i loved it(still do) but its just true.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Omar-Arteaga/100000475154562 Omar Arteaga

      My wife has the Fascinate and she loves it. I already moved to sprint but she won’t leave verizon because of the phone even though we could be saving almost $50 a month if she switch to sprint with me

      • Stelv81

        Sprint has much better phones that Verizon. She should try the Evo3d.

        • Anonymous

          Sprint’s service is terrible.

  • Megatron

    I would let Optimus Prime teabag me with his giant-pumpkin sized metallic nads if it meant getting the Nexus Prime on VZW.  I really would.

    • EC8CH

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    • Anonymous

      Haha! Way to take one for the team man, thanks

  • Gottheguds112

    Make it happen, VZW