The much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone is finally making its way to the states and the company sure knows how to tease. Just yesterday we received a surprising little reminder from Samsung in the form of a mini telescope telling us to keep watch for the next generation Galaxy S. And today, the the company has posted a Galaxy S II sign-up page for folks in the U.S.
The Samsung Galaxy S II had been previously confirmed to launch in the US sometime in August. No details were given at the time on the carrier and pricing, nor a more exact date. But we now know that the handset will be offered through three of the four major carriers with different names for each.
The handset will be called the Samsung Within on the Now Network, the Samsung Function on Verizon, and the Samsung Attain on AT&T. We still prefer simply the Galaxy S II, don’t you? If you’re eager to find out more on its progress to the US you can stay tuned here on SlashGear or you can get updates by surrendering your full name, email, and mobile number to Samsung via the new sign-up page.
It’s a bit sad to think that folks in the UK will already be getting the white version of the Samsung Galaxy S II and we’ve yet to get the original. The handset first launched in Korea back in April, then hit Japan and several European countries in May, and just launched in China this past week.
Worldwide, the phone has already sold more than 5 million units and will eventually be offered in 120 countries and possibly selling more than 10 million units by the year end. Why so popular? Well, it has some amazing specs with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and all packed into an ultra slim and incredibly lightweight chassis. It will come running TouchWiz 4.0 on top of Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
To learn more about the device, you can check out our full review of the European version of the Samsung Galaxy S II.