When the Samsung Celox surfaced last week as a rumored 4G LTE variant of the Galaxy S II for Korea, we couldn’t help but get visions of the handset on Verizon. The main issue keeping us second guess a US release of the phone with a rumored 4.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display and 1.5GHz dual-core processor was the presence of the single hardware button found on international versions of Galaxy S devices. That hardware button was absent from the Galaxy lineup released in the US last year, and early leaks indicate the same will be true for Galaxy S II devices. So, could we still expect a Verizon release of the device codenamed Celox? New in-the-wild images of the handset are suggesting it remains a possibility.
The Celox has been captured in a set of pictures and clearly lacks the hardware buttons first seen in the leak from last week. While the carrier branding doesn’t give us any firm indication of a release outside of Korea, the one little hardware details leaves the door open. We’ll know soon enough.