Samsung Galaxy S II Launching July 14th on Virgin Mobile [Canada]


There’s a lot of things in this world that I will never understand. Like, how CD’s work or why we have to suffer with hiccups. Well, today you can add another item on that list. Why is Canada getting the Samsung Galaxy S II before the US? Well, I guess it’s still up in the air whether or not they will get the Galaxy S II before we do but at least they have some leaks showing an acutal launch date.

MobileSyrup was able to get their hands on a picture showing an incentive program for Virgin mobile employees and the document leaked a July 14th launch date for the Samsung Galaxy S II on Virgin Mobile in Canada. The Galaxy S II will easily be one of the hottest phones of the year and I’m sure any carrier wont have much of a hard time selling through their inventory.

While I suppose the device could still launch in the states somewhere around that time, the surprising lack of leaks has me worried. I know we’ve heard some rumored July launch dates for a Galaxy S II device dropping on Sprint but I guess we will just have to wait and see. Oh yeah, good job, Canada. I’m happy for you guys.

[Via MobileSyrup]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. They are doing this to torture me because I want this phone…

  2. Is Virgin Mobile in Canada contract free? Can I buy it from there and use it on a US carrier?

  3. lucky canada. if no iphone for tmobile this year, then it’s galaxy s II (hercules perhaps?).

    *btw i don’t feel alone anymore on the CD thing LOL!

  4. When you said Virgin Mobile, for a second I thought you meant Virgin Mobile US. I was so excited to get this phone contract free :(

    1. It was a trap o_O

  5. Canada is getting it first because Canada won’t INSIST on a unique model (and unique firmware/bloatware) for every carrier. The Bell/Virgin model is identical to the Euro model except for having 850 UMTS instead of 900.

    Look at what happened with the original Galaxy S…four US models, with different cases, radios, even controls, compared to the international version. Expect more of the same in the US this time around too.

    And if that’s not the reason, it could be the pending Apple lawsuit is screwing things up, with either them or the carriers.

    1. You make a lot of sense, Croak. I like you.

    2. …but it’s bad business for Samsung. The number of customers for this product in Canada is measured in what, the hundreds ? Whereas in the US they’re looking at EU type numbers in the millions. But then again, there may be supply issues…

  6. You will be getting Attain, Assign, Within and all that good stuff.


  7. If the Galaxy S II hits Virgin Mobile here in America, its going to be quite the phone with their new stock Android policy.

    1. Virgin Mobile in Canada is different than the one in the US..

  8. jjrudey great question. What system do they use up there, a ? CDMA or GSM? Could I walk into a Target a, and get one off the rack in The Great White North?

  9. Canadian Branding: The Samsung Galaxy Beaver

  10. I could’ve sworn I seen an article on Engadget saying that the Samsung Galaxy S II was coming out on AT&T? And that they took the physical home button off & put the four touch capacitive buttons, so that it looks like the Samsung Infuse 4G but a little smaller?

  11. Is the Samsung Infuse 4G a Galaxy S Phone?

  12. Oh, I thought the not understanding part was VIRGIN MOBILE getting a GALAXY S II lol since when did Virgin Mobile get quality phones

  13. patience almost gone with this phone. When did the UK get it? April? Are you really F-ing kidding Samsung? 4 months + to release it in the US? 4 months is a LONG time in the mobile world.

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