While the Galaxy S II isn’t a secret by any means (it was announced a few weeks ago by Samsung themselves), there were a few key elements of the device’s future release that were still up in the air. Specifically, the device’s processor was still something worth talking about (considering Samsung and T-Mobile were being coy about it), as well as a few other “minor” details. But that’s all over with now, as T-Mobile has finally pulled the curtain completely off the device.
First and foremost, let’s go ahead and confirm what we’d heard in the past. We can now say, coupled with the tweet from Samsung’s Marketing Manager, that the Exynos processor has indeed been skipped over. Instead, there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor inside, which is a dual-core clocked at 1.5GHz. The whole show will showcase Android 2.3.5, and will feature NFC capabilities. Other features are the same, including the 4.52-inch Super AMOLED display, and 42Mbps HSPA+-connectivity.
Pre-sales for the device will begin on October 10th, and in-store sales start on October 12th. It will cost you $229.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. You’ll have to sign a new, two-year agreement and have the correct plan to get it, but you know the drill.