The Samsung Galaxy S II is heading to AT&T and T-Mobile very soon, but CNET got a chance to take a closer look at the phones at a special event in New York. See them here.
Samsung Galaxy S II (AT&T)
AT&T is just one of the U.S. providers that will offer its own version of the Samsung Galaxy S II. The carrier did not release pricing information or availability date at this time but did say that it would launch in the "coming weeks."
Unlike the T-Mobile and Sprint version, the AT&T model features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus touch screen instead of a 4.5-inch display. AT&T said this is because it already offers a 4.5-inch screen in the Samsung Infuse 4G and wanted to offer customers a different option.
The Samsung Galaxy II will ship running Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread along with the newest version of TouchWiz. The latter offers such improvements as more fluid transitions between home screens. Instead of swiping through each screen, you can simply drag your finger across the pages.
All versions of the Galaxy S II will come with the Samsung Media Hub, where you can rent and buy TV shows and movies. Also, with a new app called Media Hub Show, you can play back that content to your HDTV with an HDMI cable and Galaxy S II dock or adapter. The phones also offer DLNA support.
The Galaxy S II's 8-megapixel camera can capture video at 1080p, thanks to the dual-core processor. Samsung has done a nice thing by including a video editor app on the phones, so you can immediately cut movies, add music to your videos, and more right from your phone.