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Samsung: Galaxy S II coming to U.S. in August

One of this year's best Android handsets is finally set to touch down on U.S. soil later this summer.

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The wait is nearly over for U.S. consumers. Samsung

After months of waiting, U.S. consumers will soon be able to get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S II.

Speaking to a group of Korean journalists earlier today, Samsung's president of mobile business and digital imaging Shin Jong-kyun said that the best-selling handset will make its way to the States "sometime in August."

As it did with the original Galaxy S series, Samsung plans to make the Galaxy S II available across multiple carriers. Each provider will offer a slight variation of the device, preloading the handset with its own bundle of applications and services.

According to leaks and rumors, the Galaxy S II will come to Sprint as the Samsung Within, Verizon as the Samsung Function, and AT&T as the Samsung Attain.

Part of the reason why the Galaxy S II is getting so much attention is because of its impressive hardware, which includes a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, an 8-megapixel camera on the back, and a front-facing 2-megapixel camera. On the software side of things, the handset runs the latest version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread and features Samsung's custom TouchWiz 4.0 interface.

For more information, check out our full review of the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S II.

(Source: Mobileburn)