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
4.5â€ WVGA Super AMOLED Plus
8MP rear camera
2MP front-facing camera
16GB internal memory
up to 32GB via microSD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
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.