Samsung has confirmed that it expects the Galaxy S II Android smartphone to be on sale in the US in August, though no details on carriers or pricing has been shared. Mobile business president Shin Jong-kyun revealed the launch window at a media briefing in Korea this week, Yonhap News reports, likely only weeks before arch-rival Apple is expected to put the iPhone 5 on sale.
The increasing delay between the Galaxy S II’s release in Europe, which took place several months ago, and its US appearance had led to some speculation that North American carriers were dragging their feet while faced with a surfeit of Android-powered iPhone rivals. “Negotiations with American telecom companies have dragged on” an unnamed Samsung executive was quoted as admitting. Canadian carrier Bell is expected to begin sales of the GSII later this week.
Samsung Galaxy S II vs HTC Sensation:
Nonetheless, despite the lag, the Galaxy S II remains one of the handsets Android users are most excited by, not least because of its 1.2GHz dual-core processor – that lends itself well to unofficial ROMS – and excellent 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display. Check out our full Samsung Galaxy S II review here.
[via Android Community]