The biggest hassle while upgrading to a new smartphone is selling your old one, especially if you are not on a carrier subsidized connection. If your new smartphone choice is Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III or Galaxy Note, Samsung has launched a new buyback program saving you from the nuisance of finding a buyer for old phone. Read more
In the midst of the ongoing legal battle, Samsung has brazenly decided to compare the Galaxy S II with iPhone in its latest commercial. The commercial shows Apple fanboys lined up to buy the iPhone, talking everything from small screen to battery life issues until the large screen Galaxy S II pops up to surprise them all. Interestingly, the commercial not only focuses on absence of 4G and a larger screen on the iPhone, it also takes a dig at the iPhone users.
Is the commercial convincing enough to make Apple fanboys take the jump to Galaxy S II?
Samsung’s 4G LTE slider SCH-i405 (now known as Samsung Stratosphere) was originally rumored to be Verizon’s version of the Galaxy S II. The phone also made a few appearances in leaked pictures. Now, Samsung Stratosphere has finally visited the feds which means it’s not far from its launch now.
The FCC filing indicate that the device will support LTE as well as CDMA/EVDO. On top of the specs sheet is Android 2.3, full QWERTY slide-out keyboard, 5MP rear snapper, 1.3MP secondary camera and a WVGA display.
Verizon is yet to throw some official love at the Samsung Stratosphere. Some speculations also suggest that this could be the Nexus Prime. We’ll keep you posted.
After Samsung taking its own sweet time to bring the Galaxy S II to the US, now nature delays its launch by another day. And Hurricane Irene, the tropical cyclone currently on way to the US coast, is to be blamed. Galaxy S II, aka the Attain, Hercules and Epic 4G Touch was to launch on August 29th with AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint respectively, which would now be launched on August 30th.
We guess the Galaxy S II fans in US have already waited long for the phone and a delay of another day wouldn’t make much a difference. Would it? Tell us in the comments below. You can also share your views on twitter and comment on our Facebook Page.
Its raining Samsung rumors. First a Verizon bound mid-range 4G LTE Slider, followed by an AT&T bound Samsung Slider and now Samsung SGH-I777, courtesy FCC. The SGH I777 features AT&T’s radio frequencies including 4G HSPA and even NFC. Unlike the earlier leaks, this one doesn’t feature a slide-out QWERTY which makes it the closest candidate of being AT&T’s version of Galaxy S II, dubbed Samsung Attain.
Rumor also has it that two variants of AT&T bound Galaxy S II versions are in the making, which explains the slide-out QWERTY leaked recently. We have already seen Verizon LTE slider, while the Sprint version (Galaxy Within) recently cleared FCC. Looks like Galaxy S II variants would soon flood the US market.
While we wait for more details on Samsung’s LTE Slider for Verizon, another Samsung slider for AT&T has emerged in pictures. This new leaked phone carries a model number of SGH-i927 (Galaxy S II), while the one leaked earlier was SCH-i405. From the looks both the phones look very similar except for a few changes in keys of the 5 row QWERTY keyboard.
The Samsung SGH-i927, is touted as AT&T’s variant of Samsung Galaxy S II. Leaked pictures show that this device features an 8MP camera and would be powered by Android Gingerbread. Even with the addition of a slide-out QWERTY, Galaxy S II’s AT&T variant manages to be sleek.
Was the Verizon’s SCH-i405 model we saw earlier a test device that got rejected and made way for AT&T’s SGH-i927, or would we see both the devices launch sometime in August?
Pics of what seems to be a Samsung slider running Android have been leaked by a ‘reliable’ tipster, through Android Central. From the pics, it looks like a 4G LTE slider headed to the big red bandwagon. One of the pictures also claim that it runs Android 2.3.4, which no doubt would be the firmware version of all Android releases of near future.
Other leaked specs include 5 MP rear and 1.3 MP front snapper and Super AMOLED Plus snapper. If these specs are to be believed then the slider in pictures is definitely not the Verizon version of Galaxy S II. The specs point towards a mid-range LTE phone that might see its release before the biggie Droid Bionic.
Samsung Galaxy S II has the specs to beat any smartphone made so far. And now it is also backed by numbers that no Samsung phone has attained before – 3 million in 55 days to be specific. Samsung attained the same number in 85 days with Galaxy S. Just to put the numbers in a simpler form, Samsung is selling one Galaxy S II every 1.5 second.
While iPhone lovers might argue that Apple got to the 3 million number with iPhone 4 in just 3 weeks, it is important to keep in mind that Galaxy S II is yet to launch in US which is iPhone’s biggest market. The eagerly waiting US customers would soon be able to buy S II in three different avatars – Samsung Function (Verizon), Samsung Attain (AT&T) and Samsung Within (Sprint).
Samsung plans to sell 10 million Galaxy S II in one year, and seems to be ahead of its schedule as current figures suggest.
Like someone said, Its Never Too late! iPhone 4 has finally arrived in India and would go on sale from tomorrow, 27th May. The phone would be offered by Airtel and Aircel with a new pricing structure. Both the telecom providers are offering the 16GB iPhone 4 for Rs. 34,500 and 32Gb for Rs. 40,900.
The new pricing model allows users to take home upto 100% money back through bill discounting over a period of 24 months. The plan details are available here for Airtel and here for Aircel.
iPhone 4 launch comes soon after Samsung introduced its Galaxy S II in India. Galaxy S II sure beats iPhone 4 when the comparison is limited to specifications. But iPhone is undoubtedly more than just specs. And it wouldn’t be fair to compare the just-born GS II with mid-life iPhone 4. Would it? I guess we would keep hold of the comparison till iPhone 5 is launched. BTW Galaxy S II is priced at Rs. 32,890 for the 16GB version and would go on sale in India from June 3rd.
At the price tag of Rs. 34,500 (16GB) and Rs. 40,900 (32GB), the iPhone 4 sure looks overpriced for now. If you are planning to buy it, I guess you have already awaited long for official iPhone4. I would wait some more, till iPhone 5 is launched in US for I am sure that would bring some price cut to iPhone 4 in India. But that’s just me