Guess who posed for a family gathering here in Hong Kong? From left to right, we’ve got the Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S II, Nexus One and Nexus S. The panels on all of these guys are stunning, but we’re finding it mighty difficult to choose a favorite between the Galaxy Nexus and the GSII. Have a look at some close-ups in the gallery below, and a typical home video just after the break.
Continue reading Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs. Galaxy S II, Nexus One and Nexus S (macro hands-on)
Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs. Galaxy S II, Nexus One and Nexus S (macro hands-on) originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 19 Oct 2011 00:16:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Can’t say we didn’t see this catfight coming after Apple boldly rejected Samsung’s settlement offer in Australia, but man, the latter certainly isn’t afraid of striking back in its enemy’s front yard. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Sammy’s set up a pop-up store merely meters away from Apple’s Sydney store, all for just stealing the thunder from the iPhone 4S launch this Friday. The campaign? For the first ten customers each day up to Friday, the Korean giant’s offering its Galaxy S II for just $2 sans contract — no wonder the line’s already longer than Apple’s, according to the Herald. But of course, Samsung’s also effectively funding some of these folks for their iPhone 4S from next door, so it’s pretty much a win-win situation for both companies. See? There’s always a happy ending, and let’s hope that the upcoming Nexus Prime won’t add fuel to the ongoing patent dispute.
Samsung crashes iPhone 4S block party, lures Aussies with $2 Galaxy S IIs originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 12 Oct 2011 05:08:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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October 2nd. Boy, the date sure creeped up on us, but it’s here regardless — the Samsung Galaxy S II has finally debuted on AT&T. Many of you who’ve been waiting several months for a subsidized GSM model in the US may find it hard to believe that you’re able to head on over to the carrier’s site and purchase one for a couple C-notes. Rest assured, we’ve checked it out ourselves and it’s really, really there, waiting for you to click that “add to cart” button. So if the style and carrier fit your fancy, friends, carpe diem.
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]
Samsung Galaxy S II now available on AT&T for $200 originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 02 Oct 2011 01:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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After eluding our grubby little paws at its launch in New York and again this morning at Mobilize 2011, we’re happy to report that we’ve finally caught up with T-Mobile’s Galaxy S II. To recap, the carrier’s permutation rocks the same WVGA 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus display as Sprint’s Epic 4G Touch, but replaces Samsung’s in-house 1.2GHz Exynos CPU with Qualcomm’s dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S3 processor. T-Mobile tells us the brain swap was necessary as it wanted its variant to support 42Mbps HSPA+ on the network’s AWS band (just like its cousin the Amaze 4G). Oh, and like AT&T’s variant it comes with a little NFC glitter sprinkled on top. So is it the same delectable Galaxy S II as its European and Sprint counterparts? From our brief time with the handset, the transplant doesn’t appear to have impacted performance at all — it’s just as snappy as ever. In terms of appearance, the phone sports a soft-touch matte black finish in back and its bezel is a lighter shade of chrome than used on its siblings. Check out our gallery below, and peek after the break for our hands-on video.
Myriam Joire contributed to this report.
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You’ve endured almost a year’s worth of Galaxy S II teasing, so what’s a few more weeks? AT&T’s swiftly sped past its “coming soon” announcement for Sammy’s heralded handset, now giving us a firm release date of October 2nd for its NFC-enabled variant. You can snag the 4.3-incher when it hits the carrier for $199.99 on a two-year contract, and choose from the usual array of data packages — with $15/mo being the minimum required. Make sure to enter your deets at the source link below so you’ll be first in line for this sure-fire, sell-out device.
Samsung Galaxy S II makes its AT&T debut October 2nd for $199 on contract originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 21 Sep 2011 11:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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It looks like the Samsung Hercules
name won’t live on in mobile infamy, after all. Canadian carrier Telus is now the second (and last) company to shed the Greek God title in favor of the more traditional Galaxy S II
moniker — albeit with its own unique twist, of course. The company’s got an official page up for its forthcoming flagship, dubbed the “4G Samsung Galaxy S II X.” Talk about a mouthful, right? The device mirrors T-Mobile’s version
rather closely, improving upon the original model with a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, HSPA+ download speeds of up to 42Mbps
and — here’s where it gets interesting — a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU. We’re still unsure of the chipmaker responsible for supporting the AWS 4G radio, but our money’s on the Qualcomm APQ8060. The ever-frustrating “coming soon” is attached to the page, which seems to be fairly common practice with new phones lately; regardless, we imagine enough people will be willing to forgive and forget once their future toy decides to show up.
4G Samsung Galaxy S II X coming to Telus, still as Herculean as ever originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 16 Sep 2011 21:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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