AT&T Cancels Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket HD – Prepares For Galaxy S3 Launch


We may have our first casualty in the wake of the Samsung Galaxy S3. AT&T has been going full steam ahead with Samsung in 2012, offering a huge range of Samsung devices in their Android lineup, one of which will never see the light of day. It looks like the Samsung Galaxy S2 HD has now been cancelled. The Verge got the scoop today from Samsung’s Ryan Bidan, who told them the phone was no longer relevant in light of the Galaxy S3 announcement.

More of a “Lucy” type Galaxy device, the Skyrocket HD could be seen as the missing link between a Galaxy S2, and Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S3. The device boasted a 4.65-inch HD display that was a little too close to the Galaxy S3’s 4.8-inch HD. Couple that with the Skyrocket HD’s dual-core Qualcomm processor and the Galaxy S3’s likely Qualcomm S4 processor, and you can see how some consumers would be confused.

Still no word on which carrier will be the first to offer the Samsung Galaxy S3 but if I had to bet, I’d go with AT&T. Well, that or a simultaneous Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T release like with the GS2.

Am I the only one that prefers the aluminum look of the Skyrocket HD over the GS3? What a shame…


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. Stuff the GS3 into something that looks like the above and deliver it to Tmo. TAKE MY FLOCKING MONEY!

  2. The back of the Skyrocket HD and the GSIII are almost identical…. And yeah, the aluminum look was much nicer.

  3. Hopefully s3 is exynos! But yeah i think having 3 variants of one phone is kind of ridiculous

  4. I’m passing on the SG III with the iON

  5. good! consumers would have been more confused with the skyrocket and the skyrocket hd, there really isn’t much difference between the two

  6. Sheez! People are so critical about the physical design of the S3!!! I have no complaints! I think it’s just fine. I’m very happy Samsung made both the battery & memory removable & expandable!!!

  7. That’s a no brainer. They already had two versions, 3 if you count the Note. It’s just too much.

  8. I prefer black over the “pebble blue” of the S3… even tho if I got an S3 it would have to be the blue one anyway… Doesn’t matter either way, I’m stuck with the Rezound for a while..

  9. Chris, I know you were waiting for the skyrocket hd to make your jump from sprint. Are you going to go with the S3 now or are you going to go with something else? I too was waiting for the skyrocket hd, but in all honesty I think the S3 looks as good if not better do I’m okay with going with it instead.

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