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T-Mobile Announces Launch and Availability Details for Samsung Galaxy S II [October 12th for $230]

The last carrier to announce their plans for availability and pricing for the Galaxy S II, T-Mobile, have done just that in an announcement today (which they teased they’d be making on Twitter earlier). The Galaxy S II has been dated for October 12th and users can by the devices for $230 on a new two-year agreement.

As you know, T-Mobile’s version doesn’t have the dual-core Exynos processor we were all hoping it’d have. Instead, they delivered a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. The reason they went this route was to be able to offer consumers HSPA+ 42mbps instead of just 21mbps.

Other than that, it’s business as usual here as it has a 4.5 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, an 8 megapixel 1080p HD camera with a front-facing camera, Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread (TouchWiz 4 is on top of that) and a ton more. T-Mobile’s version also adds an NFC chip, something Sprint’s version was notably missing. Presales begin October 10th.

Continue reading on the Samsung Galaxy S2 4G forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PBJWKFJV5YVO2ARD6H5KXQNIKI Carlos

    No Exynos, No dual core, just snapdragon. I’m pretty sure my Atrix has a better processor. Not to brag, but why would it have snapdragon, while all other i believe have exynos. :/

    • King_James_The_Wicked

      It is a dual core 1.5 snapdragon… with an Andro 220 GPU

    • No_Nickname90

      They just stated it in the article. So they can have room to for the radio to be able to have download speeds of 42 mbps instead of 21 mbps. They had to sacrifice one for the other. Yes, it’s just an overclocked atrix we can see that.

      • molomolo

        Haha – yeah it’s atrix
        except of
        1. 1.5GHz X2 proc (vs 1.0Ghz
        2. 4.5” screen (vs 4.0” )
        3. Samsung manufacture (vs Moto)
        etc

        you can say the same for G1 phone – just overclocked and w/o keyboard ;)

        • No_Nickname90

          Thank you for making my point invalid. I really didn’t want to see it as just some over clocked atrix. LoL!!

    • moises1204

      It is a dual-core.

  • endone

    Either this or the nexus prime… hopefully more specs/confirmation of the prime to tmo comes before oct 12. will make the wait easier

    • MarcusDW

      Exactly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001409283013 Ilan Cortes

    229.99 for upgrade, and how much for off the contract?!

  • MarcusDW

    I never thought the day would come that I would pass up on a phone THIS bad ass.

  • QuantumRand

    I understand that data speeds are MUCH more marketable than chipsets, but I would rather be limited to 21Mbps with the Exynos than peak at 42Mbps with current Snapdragon offerings.

  • http://www.swornbrotherhood.com/ nemesys06

    so it won’t be as graphically capable as the rest of the galaxy s2 lineup. that’s a given if it sports the adreno 220 gpu. however, how will touchwiz 4.0 run on it? samsung put alot of work into optimizing touchwiz to run with the exynos processor, and they even got the hardware acceleration to work on the exynos, but will they be able to get the hardware acceleration to work with the snapdragon? if not, it’s a lost cause. 42mpbs is a theoretical speed. you probably will only get maybe 8-10mpbs in the real world connection. i highly doubt it’ll run much faster than the 21mpbs the exynos was capable of. is the little extra connection speed (wherever hspa+42 is available) worth the performance that the phone has been known for?

    • HalfwayCrook

      I expect data speeds of at least 20 mbps considering i get 8ish with a device only capable of 14 mbps

      • Aaron Zavala

        recent tests show the average on these things is 25mbps