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Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket Brings LTE to AT&T

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Oct 31, 2011, 9:01 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Samsung and AT&T today announced the Galaxy S II Skyrocket, one of the first smartphones capable of using AT&T's growing Long Term Evolution 4G network. The Skyrocket features a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display (800x480 pixels); Android Gingerbread 2.3.5; 1.5GHz dual-core processor; 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, with 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and 1080p HD video capture; and 16 GB of on-board memory, and support for microSD cards up to 32GB. It will be available in select AT&T retail locations starting November 6 for $249.99.

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Oct 31, 2011, 9:08 AM


I don't think this phone is LTE. If you look at specs on AT&T's site it just says HSPA+.
it is LTE! but the phone is already outdated! i getting Galaxy Nexus!
Ok this is confusing as AT&T is announcing the launch of the Galaxy II Skyrocket with true LTE but right now you can shop online for the Galaxy II from AT&T and the specs only say HSPA+. Maybe the Skrocket is defferent and launching on the 6th?

Oct 31, 2011, 3:28 PM

What's with these long names for phones?

Samsung Galaxy S 2 Skyrocket? Samsung Epic 4G Touch? It's not the size of the phones name that counts, it's how you market it.
My understanding is that no matter how strange a name may sound, more people will remember it better than a number series which is what many phones used to be.

Oct 31, 2011, 12:13 PM

800x480 on a 4.5" screen???!!!!!

Not a Fail, I have T-Mobile SG2 and it looks awesome. for 800x480 to look bad it has to be like a 7'' screen

Oct 31, 2011, 12:38 PM


I think that's 2 days out of my 30 day return for the Galaxy S II I got... I should check that. I'd be willing to swallow the restock fee and extra $50 for it.
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