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SCOOP!: Samsung to release 2GHz LTE phone by November?

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Although 2GHz Galaxy S is something we have heard about before (2 GHz, 720p screen? That’s some futuristic spec right there), this time the rumor seems a “bit” more concrete. According to industry insiders in Korea, Samsung is apparently working with SK Telecom to release 4G-LTE Galaxy S II version to combat iPhone 5 and other LTE Android phones. Considering that LTE will go live in Korea next month, LTE-equipped Galaxy S II is something that’s clear, but what’s amazing is its spec. According to insiders, Samsung will have Galaxy S II Plus with 1.5 Ghz-1.7 GHhz processor and 4.5 inch screen ala. Infuse 4G this September. In November, assuming Qualcomm, who has exclusive right to supply manufacturers with CDMA/LTE chips, has enough chips, Samsung will release upgrade to the Galaxy S II line with 1.7 Ghz to 2 Ghz and with a 4.7 inch screen. This mostly likely is a Korean-exclusive, although there’s a high chance that Galaxy S II LTE version will be released both stateside and other LTE markets (Upgrade to Droid Charge?) with or without any spec bump. Insider didn’t mention what version of Android it will launch with, but considering Google is launching Ice Cream Sandwich in fourth quarter and allegedly allowing multiple manufacturers to manufacture a flagship device for the ICS, I won’t be surprised if this version of Galaxy S II launch with Ice Cream Sandwich. This is something that, again, we have heard before, all the way back in 2010 even, but maybe… just maybe… “second”/”third”/”fourth”/”eleventy billion” time is the charm.

Obviously, there seems to be a huge problem with the Galaxy S II phones overheating, so I expect this phone to probably have a battery life of 2 hours, followed by a big explosion. (I kid, I kid)

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Written by Geek Park

June 29, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Posted in android, google, smartphones

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  1. […] simply choose to add in its own LTE chipset. Not to mention that Samsung is planning to release the LTE-version of the Galaxy S II in South Korea on September […]

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