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August 29, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II LTE bumps up size and CPU

Samsung is set to unveil the new Galaxy S2 4G LTE smartphone this week at the IFA in Germany. The LTE version will have a bigger 4.5″ Super AMOLED Plus screen and a faster 1.5GHz dual-core processor.

Aside from the processor, LTE connectivity and display size, there’s not much details given by Samsung so we’re going to assume the rest are practically similar to the Galaxy S2 — 1GB RAM, 16GB internal, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, an 8MP camera with 1080p video recording and possibly NFC support as well.

The Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE will still run Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and TouchWiz UI 4.0.

Here’s part of the press release they sent out:

In addition to offering a high standard of connectivity, the GALAXY S II LTE delivers powerful performance due to its 1.5GHz dual core processor. Superior 3D graphic performance makes games and video consumption fast and smooth, while popular Web pages like Google, Yahoo and YouTube can load easily, giving customers instant access to the information they need.

A 4.5″ Super AMOLED Plus display provides stunning visual clarity, with HD video and images taken on the device’s 8MP camera displayed in full vivid color. The GALAXY S II LTE also offers a rich content experience, with Social, Game and Music hubs all included, while the Readers Hub will be available for download after launch. These are in addition to a number of enterprise solutions aimed at increasing productivity. Running on Android 2.3, the GALAXY S II LTE is easy and intuitive to use.

Additionally, the GALAXY S II LTE can also be connected to up to eight devices via WiFi, meaning that files can be quickly and seamlessly synchronized with laptops, tablets and other Smartphones.

The current Samsung Galaxy S2 supports HSPA+ networks of Smart and Globe so we’re thinking once the Galaxy S2 LTE arrives in the Philippines, it should also be able to support Smart’s LTE network that it’s rolling out.

Incidentally, Samsung’s legal department has accidentally confirmed the Google Nexus Prime so I’m guessing that it’s going to be pretty much similar to the Galaxy S2 LTE.

No release date or price was mention so we’ll have to wait for more information this week at IFA.

Updated: Here are the full specs, as per Samsung Mobile:

Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE
4.5” WVGA Super AMOLED Plus
8MP rear camera
2MP front-facing camera
Bluetooth 3.0
16GB internal memory
up to 32GB via microSD
USB 2.0
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
LTE 800/1800/2600
HSUPA+ 900/2100
GPS w/ aGPS support
1850mAh Li-Ion battery
Android 2.3 Gingerbread

The Galaxy S2 LTE isn’t as thin as the first S2 at 9.49mm but it sure does look as sexy.

The handset will be revealed along with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE at the IFA in Germany this week.


23 Responses to “Samsung Galaxy S II LTE bumps up size and CPU”

  1. Benchmark says:

    It maybe no good if the internet here in the Philippines in makupad at babagalbagal…even if they say it is LTE ek ek thing.

    I think our telcos should fix first those speeds first to cope up with technology…or they are just delaying it?

    Just my idea…

  2. kenal
    Twitter: kenalmusic
    says:

    I would love this phone even more if it was a slide phone with a qwerty text pad, but man they are so pricey.

  3. zer0ice
    Twitter: zer0ice
    says:

    Actually, Samsung did give out the full details, Sir Abe.

    It’s on their press release: http://bit.ly/nmhGBk

  4. rootz says:

    i like this better than iphone…but too bad my fingers are too big so i can’t use touchscreen phones properly…is there any non-touchscreen android other than samsung galaaxy pro out there??

  5. 21 says:

    gonna be expensive. the specs are quite good..

  6. Mike says:

    2.3.4 gingerbread out of the box?

  7. pitoy says:

    Not enough to make me upgrade from my Galaxy S II. May be in the next iteration.

  8. wreek888 says:

    i feel sorry for those who bought galaxy SII now that they have this more powerful, has a bigger screen.

  9. Mike V
    Twitter: mycebuonline
    says:

    I was about to purchase a Samsung Galaxy S2 when i read this post. Wow! i mean i thought the S2 is so much better already and now their releasing a new one?

    Will see if this thing is better than the S2 when it comes to looks. I just love the looks and the feel of the S2.

  10. Chin says:

    1.5GHz = as of now the currently galaxy S2 can be easily overclocked to 1.6GHz.

    4.5″ (480×800 reso) display = not sure kung ramdam sya compared sa 4.3″(480×800 reso)display of the current SGS2.

    LTE = Baka 5g na itawag ng Globe dito. hahaha. Yung normal ng SGS2 (http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i9100_galaxy_s_ii-3621.php) nga, 4G phone na tawag ng Globe, while sa US may special SGS2 w/ 4G (http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s_ii_4g-4059.php) talaga.

    1850mAh = WIN!!! underclock the 1.5GHz to 1.2GHz and you’ll have the original SGS2 with increased battery life. No use din kasi yung increase mAh kung 1.5GHz naman yung proce mo, na aside from benchmark wala ng advantage sa 1.2GHz.

    This is really a better upgrade option for those whose phones are NOT SGS2, Sensation, Ip4, and other high end phone.

    Para naman sating SGS2, Sensation, Ip4, and other high end phone lets wait for Google Nexus Prime, HTC’s next flagship, Nokia WP7, and IP5. Which might come early next year (except IP5, which might release this Sept-Oct).

    -Current SGS2 user. 3months (5months ng available internationally) ko narin tong gamit so di narin ako nagugulat na may mas maganda na sa SGS2. Nakakalungkot pa kung wala parin tatalo sa SGS2 or Sensation after this time, meaning hindi na nag evolve ang tech.

    • Meiss says:

      i think d maganda lahat ng version ng nexus s at windows phone 7 hindi user friendly, hindi maganda and interface

  11. Dennison Uy
    Twitter: dennison
    says:

    Chin, how do you overclock the Galaxy? Also, will it affect battery consumption? My phone is already a huge battery drain as it is.

    • Chin says:

      Just flash the SGS2 with a Kernel that supports CPU OC/UC/UV’ing (Ninphetamine, Lulz/Tegrak, RageMod, etc).

      After flasing you can overclock or underclock the phone depending on your needs, you can also UNDERVOLT it to further increase battery life. I’ve managed to undervolt each of my CPU states by as much as 100-150mV depending on the state.

      My battery life lasts for almost 2 days(1d 17hrs on battery status) with just call(atleast 30mins call) and text(around 300+ sms), wifi-OFF (no wifi in the office :P), and 2-3hrs MP3.

      Screen consumes most of the device’s battery so I recommend setting the brightness to around 40% + use black themes as much as possible, I’m currently using microbes livewallpaper(default w/ SGS2).

      Lastly, I don’t use those social network apps(fb,twitter,etc) that constantly checks for updates in background which interrupts the phone deepsleep mode. My gmail,outlook, and ymail are all set to only check for updates when the screen is on.

  12. Juan says:

    Hi,
    Hi! Im planning to buy the SII this month. Do you advice to buy it now or is it better to wait for the LTE version?
    Thanks!

  13. smith says:

    hello seller, am interested in your item, kindly give me your final price.

  14. John says:

    LTE or HSUPA+, whatever..internet here is very slow. I seldom get H+ on my S2. Even in business district, Ortigas or Makati. Even on H+, connection is slower than dial-up. I’m with Globe.

  15. bel john louie garci says:

    IM gon buy one when my dad’s here…november :D

  16. aldrix says:

    lumabas na ba ang samsung galaxy s2 LTE d2 sa pilipinas???

  17. raf says:

    samsung galaxy s2 4g lte does not have the exynos chipset that the original s2 have, instead it uses a qualcomm made snapdragon processor, which even though clock higher than the exynos is still slower in terms of performance compared to the exynos SoC, even the GPU is still better in the original s2, Mali-400 is better compared to the adreno 220 and mali-400 is on top on any GPU out there except to that of the newer GPU of the iPad 2 which came from the company Imagination Tech which made the GPU for the 1st samsung galaxy s.

  18. markie says:

    Got this phone!. I love it! :)

  19. Kayla says:

    Where did you buy your unit? Can we buy it here in the philippines and how much?

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