Official: Samsung Galaxy S II Announced for AT&T


It was announced today at a New York City press event hosted by Samsung that AT&T would join T-Mobile and Samsung in offering the highly-anticipated Galaxy S II smartphone. The device will largely mirror the international version of the phone, which debuted last sprint. It sports a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, and an 8MP camera capable of 1080p video capture. The phone is compatible with AT&T’s HSPA+ network.

While a naming scheme similar to that used for the Samsung Captivate was not announced (the AT&T S II has been rumored to go under the name Attain), it is still possible we will learn of a new carrier branding closer to launch. For now, the device is merely listed as coming in the next few weeks. Pricing details are not known at this time.

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Key Facts

AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S™ II, the nation’s thinnest 4G smartphone at 8.89mm at its thinnest, will be sold in AT&T* company-owned retail stores and online in the coming weeks.
This new smartphone features the Android Gingerbread (2.3.4) platform, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED™ Plus display, dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, Motion UX sensors and 8 MP camera.
HDMI-output at 1080p resolution lets customers rent or purchase movies and TV shows from the Samsung Media Hub and view on a television.
Customer Benefits

The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II is designed to give customers a powerful, premium Android smartphone experience in a pocket-friendly design that is the thinnest of all Galaxy S II smartphones and the thinnest 4G smartphone on the market. A powerful dual-core 1.2 GHz processor offers customers smooth gaming and accelerates multitasking between browsing, sending email or watching video.

With an incredibly colorful 4.3” Super AMOLED Plus display, the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II delivers 50 percent more sub-pixels than the previous generation display for better contrast. The display also offers unmatched outdoor viewing quality, even in the brightest sunlight. This newest smartphone also captures sharp photos with the 8MP camera with flash and records videos in stunning high profile 1080p HD quality. An additional 2MP front-facing camera gives you the power to connect with your friends and family face-to-face via video chat with preloaded Qik™ Lite over Wi-Fi.

The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II enables customers to output 1080p video to a HDTV using the an HDTV smart adapter (sold separately). The device also features next generation Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth technology, Voice Talk from Vlingo™ that enables voice-powered social updates, messaging, email, search and voice dialing, Motion UX sensors to mute incoming calls by simply turning the device over and business-friendly features such as Virtual Private Network (VPN) support, Quickoffice® and Exchange ActiveSync®.

Samsung Features

The Galaxy S II features Samsung’s TouchWiz® user interface, providing superior multi-tasking and customization for an enhanced visual and intuitive smartphone experience. Live Panel features provide immediate access to weather, social updates, email, news and photos, which can all be customized on any one of the seven home screens. All of the Samsung widgets can be positioned and re-sized to create unique home screens and one-touch access to the services and apps each individual uses the most. The Notifications Panel allows one touch access to a separate menu for managing Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and Flight Mode settings.

Samsung Media Hub puts thousands of hit movies and next-day TV shows at your fingertips, ready to rent or buy and watch instantly with progressive downloads. Kies Air allows your PC to wirelessly sync with your Galaxy S II when they are on the same Wi-Fi network. This allows you to view call logs, videos, photos, bookmarks and IMs, plus send messages from your PC. With Samsung Social Hub, synchronize and better organize all of your online contacts by streamlining your email, SMS, IM and SNS information into one unified box.


“The nation’s thinnest 4G smartphone is designed in every way to give AT&T customers a superb mobile entertainment experience,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “With a vibrant screen, high-definition possibilities and faster processing speeds, Samsung Galaxy S II is the latest addition to the industry’s leading smartphone portfolio.”

“The Galaxy S II, powered by a dual core application processor, paired with AT&T’s advanced 4G network, gives users fast download speeds along with a premium multi-tasking experience,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “We are proud to bring our fastest selling smartphone in the world to AT&T customers, packaging it in the nation’s thinnest 4G smartphone.”

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Specifications

  • 4G – HSPA+
  • Android (2.3 Gingerbread)
  • GSM Quad-band (850/900/1800/1900MHz)
  • UMTS Tri-band( 850/1900/2100MHz)
  • Screen: 4.3” Super AMOLED Plus
  • Processor: 1.2Ghz x 2 (dual core)
  • Camera: 8MP AF with LED flash + 2MP front
  • Video Record: 1080p Full HD
  • HDMI Out: HDMI via HDTV Smart Adapter with HDCP
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0
  • Battery: 1650mAh
  • Sensor: Motion UX, 6-axis gyroscope, proximity, light, noise (Audience A2220)

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

Important Information: Limited-time offer. Mobile broadband coverage and other coverage not available in all areas. See coverage map at store for details. Two year agreement with qualifying voice plan and a minimum $15 a month smartphone data plan required. Subscriber must live and have a mailing address within AT&T’s owned wireless network coverage area. Up to $36 activation fee applies. Equipment price and availability may vary by market and may not be available from independent retailers. Early Termination Fee: None if cancelled in the first 30 days, but up to $35 restocking fee may apply to returns; thereafter up to $325. Some agents impose additional fees. Other conditions and restrictions apply. See contract for details. Sales tax calculated based on price of unactivated equipment.

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  1. Thank you fucking j***** for the 4.3″ sorry for the curse

  2. Weird. Noticing how the email icon on this one and the t-mobile one has a blue circle instead of red, along with a different messaging icon shows that the Sprint version is the one most similar to stock TW4. Wonder why they did that..

  3. Looks like Sprint is getting the best version and getting it first. I guess the other carriers can suck on a Sprint [moderated].

    1. And you can be prepared to suck on verizons [iphone] as soon as att finishes buying out tmobile.

      1. U mad?

      2. What did I likestake say that was moderated but deh2002 said cock.

        Just curious lol.

      3. Sprint is also getting iphone so they will be evil, too.

    2. it’s not the best, it’s huge and have fun dropping calls every 5 mins. Sprint is the worst carrier

  4. Interesting that only Sprint names the processor as the exynos but not ATT.
    I guess we shall see what the Tmobile press release says about the processor.

  5. kinda pissed AT&T gets to keep the 4.3″ screen while T-Mo and Sprint have to get the 4.5″. really makes no sense. Guess we can all blame Sprint and T-Mo for the delay of the launch due to their insistence we all need bigger screens.

    1. Who cares if ATT gets to keep the 4.3″ screen? Same form factor with a smaller screen… sounds like wasted real estate to me. I wish it was a 5′ screen.

      1. buy a tablet then.

        1. I own a tablet. A 7’+ tablet is not pocketable – 4.5′ is.

      2. They do not have the same form factor. AT&T version is slightly narrower and shorter.

        1. AT&T is the UK version with 4 buttons instead of a home.

    2. How much more battery power does that .2″ use?

  6. Wait so AT&T is getting 4G phone?!

    1. HSPA+ or are you just trolling “4g”

      1. by that standard..you think some carrier has real 4g…sorry to burst your bubble…nobody has true 4g..nobody not for a long loong looong loooong time.

  7. Exynos???????????

  8. This is bullshit!! they already have an LTE with a 2000mah battery releasing in europe!! it has a 1.5Ghz dual core. Why the [moderated] would we want this piece of [moderated]???? What a copout!!! Lets buy last years technology in a month!!

    1. You don’t know what you are complaining about. HSPA+ on AT&T is nearly as fast as LTE. 1.2Ghz dual core Exynos is faster than 1.5Ghz dual snapdragon in LTE model and lastly it’s 1850mah battery there, not 2000mah. Also AT&T has only tiny areas with LTE.

    2. Stop whining, be thankful your not on Verizon.

      1. Verizon will be getting the droid 3

    3. I don’t know why the [moderated] is wrong with everyone. It is just a major pain in the [moderated]

  9. You guys kill me, first everyone complains about getting it so much later than the rest of the world. Now you know it’s coming so you complain about it not being up to date. What you fail to realize is that if you wanted it so badly you should have just ordered the international model like I did.
    Always have to have something to whine about I guess. It’s still going to be the best phone out in N. America.

    1. It’s only 4 months not 6 months old and is still the best out there. I agree deh2002

  10. My question is, why is it thicker than the international version when it has basically the same specs?

  11. id rather buy a tablet and i hate tablets

  12. I just want confirmation that it’s exynos or not.


  14. There wasn’t any news in the event about the sgh-i927, which is supposed to be like this one but with physical keyboard?

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