12-14-2011 07:42 PM
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  1. JayWill's Avatar
    They call it "Ultra Thin" at 9.59mm, which to me is not thin compared to;

    iPhone4 = 9.3mm
    Galaxy S II = 8.49mm

    But the EVO's are much thicker at around 12mm or so.

    Again I scratch my head as to why Samsung and the U.S. carriers didn't release the exact same Galaxy S II that came out in April for Europe and Asia, back then ?
    I believe it will be the thinnest smartphone with a WiMax or LTE radio in it though.

    Regarding the carriers, I thought we've been over this ad nauseam. US carriers want their own branded devices, to separate themselves from each other, and make money on their own branded "bloatware". The exceptions being the iPhone and to an extent, the Nexus line, for obvious reasons.

    As long as there are manufacturers that are willing to accept US carrier terms, we will continue to see branded devices that take way too long to reach the consumer.
    08-30-2011 03:30 PM
  2. brownhornet's Avatar
    Im in. I just need to see some real pics of it now.
    08-30-2011 03:46 PM
  3. Zorachus's Avatar
    Currently own a rooted custom ROM Nexus-S 4G, love this phone. But how can I pass up a phone with twice the speed, dual cores vs single core, more RAM, and the beautiful Super AMOLED+ screen, over the old AMOLED screen tech.

    Root this new Sprint Galaxy S II, and throw on a stock vanilla Android ROM, and it will be the baddest phone ever. And soon the XDA crew will port over the Droid-Prime OS = the brand new Android 4.0 Ice Cream, shortly after it gets released.
    08-30-2011 03:55 PM
  4. Slingbox's Avatar
    yep yep
    08-30-2011 04:05 PM
  5. Phenom's Avatar
    Yup. I'll be at Best Buy Sept. 9 (or whenever the launch is, once confirmed) when doors open. I was looking at AT&T's Samsung Infuse and figured this would be around the same size. It's a BIG phone, but not too big where it will be a burden. Perfect for internet and streaming vids. Can't wait.
    08-30-2011 04:18 PM
  6. sndplace's Avatar
    Same here looked at the Infuse and wasn't turned off by the size fits like a glove... just bummed about no NFC announced but there is still hope . just 40 mins left for the live blog
    08-30-2011 04:21 PM
  7. JayWill's Avatar
    From the fact sheet on Sprint's announcement:


    Dimensions: 2.7 inches x 5.1 inches x 0.38 inches (LxWxT)
    Weight: 4.55 ounces
    Display: 4.52-inch Super AMOLDED Plus (800x480 WVGA) touchscreen
    Battery: 1800 mAh Lithium-ion battery

    So there's confirmation on the resolution and battery.
    08-30-2011 05:16 PM
  8. whatsitsname's Avatar
    At this screen size they should have drop a 2000 mah battery in there.
    08-30-2011 05:24 PM
  9. Phenom's Avatar
    At this screen size they should have drop a 2000 mah battery in there.
    LOL. People are never satisfied. Just watched the webcast. Very excited about this phone, especially since I have about $200 worth of Best Buy gift cards sitting at home!
    08-30-2011 05:55 PM
  10. sndplace's Avatar
    yea saw it on ustream... if they would have put in a 2000 mah bat you might have said they should have put 2300 mah lol
    08-30-2011 06:01 PM
  11. whatsitsname's Avatar
    Nope cause the Infuse has the 4.5 inch screen and a 1750 mah battery, but it's battery life is not that great (even horrible).

    I think Motorola has the best idea. Put a 1930 mah battery on a 4 inch screen phone.
    08-30-2011 06:03 PM
  12. ayman86's Avatar
    i havent read any source (ie sprint) that says it has 16gb of internal storage. im beginning to think it wont have any

    edit: http://now.sprint.com/epictouch/?INT...ouchPL:960x320
    just checked there and it lists 16gb memory. awesome
    08-30-2011 06:49 PM
  13. JayWill's Avatar
    I was fairly convinced with the mention of this phone being Google Talk enabled, but this hands on video confirms it's running 2.3.4. Glad to see them not pulling a fast one with a slightly older version of Gingerbread.

    08-30-2011 07:44 PM
  14. andyp714's Avatar
    does anyone know if this has the chip that enables the leapfrog project for better 3g signals like the evo 3d?
    08-30-2011 08:22 PM
  15. salzion's Avatar
    alright, for those talking about it being rooted, or whether or not it's going to be rooted, samsun personallly sent out some of the S2s to people before they were to be launched to ask them to get cyanogen mod 7 to work on it. if that's not enough to think about it getting rooted, i don't know what is.

    you can read partially about it here.

    been waiting awhile for this phone....few things i dislike about it, but will be happy if i'm able to actually get one.
    08-30-2011 09:11 PM
  16. salzion's Avatar
    oh, and as far as the release date, the site listed for sprint in a previous post says it's coming out on 9/16

    this one
    sheree8 likes this.
    08-30-2011 09:14 PM
  17. DreamOutLoud65#CB's Avatar
    OMG! that's one hell of a phone!
    08-30-2011 09:28 PM
  18. whatsitsname's Avatar
    alright, for those talking about it being rooted, or whether or not it's going to be rooted, samsun personallly sent out some of the S2s to people before they were to be launched to ask them to get cyanogen mod 7 to work on it. if that's not enough to think about it getting rooted, i don't know what is.

    you can read partially about it here.

    been waiting awhile for this phone....few things i dislike about it, but will be happy if i'm able to actually get one.
    Those are international gsm model Galaxy S2. It is not the same as the models that are made for the US.
    08-30-2011 09:38 PM
  19. salzion's Avatar
    my bad whatsitsname, however, that should still be some hope, as on the cm forums they're actually looking for someone who can make a version for this after there's a stable international version...so, dang it, i'm still trying to keep the hope alive heh
    08-30-2011 10:09 PM
  20. Tonio21's Avatar
    Who knows, maybe Sammy will send the US version to the CM team as well once it's for sale here in the states. I know its a long shot but a person can dream.
    08-30-2011 10:25 PM
  21. whatsitsname's Avatar
    The bootloader being lock or unlock has nothing to do with Cyanogenmod. Samsung will lock the bootloader if Sprint wants it lock. They must be fine with unlock bootloader as their international GSII comes unlock from the get go.

    But yeah, I hope that it does come unlock.
    Even if it didn't at the speed of which the Photon became unlock within 2 weeks (out of nowhere) of being release, I would say there is a good chance that Galaxy S2 will be just as quick.
    08-30-2011 10:57 PM
  22. Officerpolabear's Avatar
    The bootloader being lock or unlock has nothing to do with Cyanogenmod. Samsung will lock the bootloader if Sprint wants it lock. They must be fine with unlock bootloader as their international GSII comes unlock from the get go.

    But yeah, I hope that it does come unlock.
    Even if it didn't at the speed of which the Photon became unlock within 2 weeks (out of nowhere) of being release, I would say there is a good chance that Galaxy S2 will be just as quick.
    Personally, I've never heard of a Samsung phone that has a locked bootloader.
    08-31-2011 05:24 AM
  23. Officerpolabear's Avatar
    Nope cause the Infuse has the 4.5 inch screen and a 1750 mah battery, but it's battery life is not that great (even horrible).

    I think Motorola has the best idea. Put a 1930 mah battery on a 4 inch screen phone.
    But here's the difference: dual-core. It will save battery life by a considerable amount.
    08-31-2011 05:25 AM
  24. whatsitsname's Avatar
    But here's the difference: dual-core. It will save battery life by a considerable amount.
    I have yet to see any evidence that dual core saves battery life. The only real battery lfie savings is that dual core are newer and are thus running newer more efficient OS.
    08-31-2011 06:43 AM
  25. sndplace's Avatar
    Well with single cores will run at 1ghz using all that battery power where as dual core will run together so using just in this case 600 mhz each thus saving battery power :0)... You can take any phone and put a newer OS on it and it will last longer that is part of the reason for the new OS but also newer hardware is made to use less power. Refrigerators. ACs, TVs and phones. So even thou the battery could be a bit bigger due to the bigger screen and dual-cores , everything was made to use less power so it should be good enough for a normal days use. If you use the battery and only get 3 hours out of a single charge and nothing is wrong with your phone. You use it to much lol.
    08-31-2011 08:40 AM
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