A version of one of the most popular smartphone of this year, the Samsung Galaxy S II, has just debuted from AT&T. This carrier decided to redesign its version, though, giving it a smaller screen and a slimmer shape than the standard one.
It has a 4.2-inch touchscreen, rather than the 4.5-inch one in Sprint’s and T-Mobile’s version. This is still a Super AMOLED Plus display, as in the other versions, however. This is a type that has been widely praised by reviewers for its brilliant colors.
AT&T’s Galaxy S II measures in at 8.9mm, the thinest version of this phone available. That’s the only other change made, as all the other features are the standard ones.
That means this Samsung models runs Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread on a 1.2 GHz processor, with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI layered on top. It includes 16GB of internal storage and a microSD memory card slot for additional capacity.
It supports AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ wireless network, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. Other features are an 8MP rear-facing camera capable of taking 1080p video, as well as a 2MP front-facing camera.
AT&T is now offering this high-end smartphone for $200 with a two-year service contract. Without the contract it is $550.
Despite its different name, Sprint’s Samsung Epic 4G Touch became the first version of the Galaxy S II to be released in the U.S. when it debuted on Sept. 16. This version is also priced at $200 with a two-year contract, and can be found at Sprint’s website now.
T-Mobile will introduce its own version, which will have the standard name and feature set, on Oct. 12. This will come in at $20 with contract.