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Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T gets launch date and pricing

Mark your calendars, AT&T customers. The Samsung Galaxy S II will finally be available starting October 2, according to the carrier's Twitter account.

Samsung Galaxy S II
Samsung Galaxy S II
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Great news for AT&T's Android fans. The carrier just announced via Twitter that the Samsung Galaxy S II will be available starting October 2 for $199.99 with a two-year contract.

The Galaxy S II boasts Samsung's Exynos 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 16GB of internal memory, a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture, and a 10 percent larger battery than the first-generation model. It also runs Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread OS along with the latest version of TouchWiz.

AT&T's version of the Galaxy S II is slightly different than the Sprint and T-Mobile versions that were announced at the same event in late August, in that it has a smaller 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus touch screen (compared with 4.5 inches). The carrier said this is because it already offers the 4.5-inch Samsung Infuse 4G and wanted to offer customers more choice in design.

We can't wait to get our hands on a review unit, which we hope to have soon. In the meantime, feel free to check out our hands-on impressions of the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II here.